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Shenzhen Stock Exchange Selects Kx Systems kdb+ for Data Analytics

The Laboratory for Financial Innovation at China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) is implementing Kx Systems’ kdb+ high-performance database and programming language as the basis of a data analysis platform for market risk assessment, market performance analysis and trading simulations. The Laboratory provides internal services to the exchange and before selecting the Kx Systems solution was…

Nasdaq OMX Partners Corvil to Dive Deeper into Risk Management

Nasdaq OMX has teamed up with Corvil to enhance its TradeGuard risk management suite with RiskWrapper, a solution designed to provide additional protection against risk by monitoring trades at the network level and comparing them to those in the risk system to identify any abnormal activity and alert users to anomalies. RiskWrapper provides tight integration…

Tech Matters with Pete Harris: Flash For The Men, Not The Boys

In the search for increased financial application performance, systems architects are exploring a number of different hardware approaches. Parallel processing – which I examined here – is one of them. Another is deploying Flash memory as a substitute for hard disk storage, which can be particularly effective where data throughput is a bottleneck. As it…

Tech Matters with Pete Harris: With Decision Latency, Performance Focus Turns Inward, and Parallel

As efforts to reduce data transmission latency begin to hit the speed of light barrier (the wireless networks being rolled out are pretty much the end game), attention is turning away from the speed of trade execution and towards the speed of trade construction and optimisation – decision latency as some call it. Addressing decision…

The Future of Big Data and Other Musings

By Michael Mayhew, chairman and director of research, Integrity Research Associates Last week, at A-Team Group’s Intelligent Trading Summit held in New York City, I moderated an insightful panel on the growing use of big data and data driven analytics in the buy-side research process. The panel of experts discussed a number of interesting topics…

Vulpes Investment Management Revamps IT for Systematic Trading

Vulpes Investment Management is revamping its technology infrastructure as it moves out of volatility trading and into systematic trading. The revamp includes implementation of OneMarketData’s OneTick stream processing and tick data management solution for quantitative research, modelling and strategy development, as well as a Tora electronic trading platform and portfolio management system, Redis in-memory database…

Onix Solutions and VDIware Plan to Extend Nanotick Historical Market Data Service to Venues beyond the CME

The Nanotick high-precision historical market data service developed by Onix Solutions (OnixS) and VDIware is to be extended beyond its initial scope as a service for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) with coverage of additional venues across Europe and North and South America due to come on stream next year. The joint initiative was set…

Market Surveillance Requires Systems that are Lean, Fast and Flexible

In a highly regulated trading market that is growing in complexity, yet must prove transparency, market surveillance is a significant challenge – but it can be addressed using technologies that span systems and data management, and deliver real-time alerts of potential abuse in the market. The pressing issues of surveillance and how best to tackle…

InfoReach Outlines Results of TMS Integration with R Analytics Language

When InfoReach integrated the R programming language into its Trade Management System (TMS), it was responding to one client request, but interest is rising and the company expects more users of the system and its Prelude hosted trading platform to take advantage of its provision of access to R analytical language functions and trading models….

SAP Adds Hadoop to Arsenal; Appoints Wainwright to Head Financial Services

SAP – which sells its own HANA in memory data platform, and its IQ analytics database – is now reselling Hadoop in partnership with Hortonworks and Intel. The agreements allow SAP to directly offer a fuller portfolio of big data products, as organisations are seeking unified access to both structured and unstrauctured data. That most…