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Q&A: CFN’s Mark Casey on Latency Futures, Proximity and Cloud

Time to take the pulse again, here at SIFMA, to get updated on the status quo, and find out what’s coming next. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com got such insight from Mark Casey, President & CEO at CFN Services. Q: Compared to a year ago, where are trading firms focusing in their efforts to align latency reduction with their…

High-Performance Trading Infrastructure on Demand

Financial markets firms can no longer spend what it takes to compete in the “low latency arms race.” The new reality demands high performance to be competitive with peers, but with an emphasis on upfront deployment and ongoing operational costs. High performance is measured not simply in trading execution speed and round-trip latency figures. Those…

Savvis, Hortonworks Partner For Hadoop in the Cloud

Savvis – which offers IaaS, managed hosting and proximity services, with a strong focus on financial markets, has announced a strategic agreement with Hortonworks, a distributor of Hadoop, to offer cloud-based big data solutions to enterprises. The Hortonworks Data Platform will be integrated with the Savvis Symphony suite of cloud services, simplifying the movement of…

AMD, Colfax Gain Cloudera Certification

Colfax’s AMD-based server cluster is now Cloudera certified.  The cluster consists of six Colfax 2U CX2270-N4 servers – each with two AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors – running Cloudera’s distribution of Hadoop. The cluster contains 192 cores. The Colfax cluster and its high core density is designed for customers who are using Hadoop for fast,…

The Benefits of Going Big for Eikon Users

By Philip Brittan, Thomson Reuterswww.thomsonreuters.com The scale of data in financial services is, although significant, dramatically smaller than it is for online consumer companies like Google or Amazon.  For financial services, petabytes are huge, but for those firms they are a rounding error.  Nevertheless the need for real-time throughput makes financial services data a unique…

Q&A: Thomson Reuters’ Peter Moss on Elektron at Age Two

Launched a little over two years ago, Elektron is Thomson Reuters’ strategic offering for delivery of data services and applications. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with Peter Moss, managing director for Trading in Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk group, to get some background on its roll out to date. Q: To begin with, what are the main…

Measuring Latency in Equity Transactions

This white paper was written by Ixia. Ixia is the Leader in Converged IP Testing and offers solutions for higher speed gigabit Ethernet as well as testing network performance The importance of minimizing latency in data center networks has been discussed intensely in the last year, mostly with respect to trading in financial markets – where…

Viewpoints on Latency – Thought Leadership at The Cutting Edge of Electronic Trading – June 2012

Viewpoints on Latency is a regular collection of news, thought leadership and opinion from the Low-Latency.com community. Low latency is not an island. Other technologies and approaches, such as cloud and big data, all have connections into the latency world, and all will play a part in making tomorrow’s electronic trading markets profitable for players of all types….

Brazilian Markets Still Driving Low-Latency Connectivity

The Brazilian financial markets – with the Sao Paulo-based BM&F BOVESPA securities market in particular – continue to drive activity among connectivity and infrastructure providers looking to support trading firms looking to take advantage of trading opportunities in a hot market. Most recently, GlobeNet – which operates a submarine cable from Nasdaq’s Carteret, NJ data…

Q&A: RainStor’s John Bantleman on Big Data Scale with Low Cost and Complexity

Big data storage and analytics is not just about MapReduce and Hadoop.  A number of specialised database products have grown up that look to solve the problems of data scale, while keeping a focus on costs, and overall complexity and manageability.  One such database is RainStor, from the company of the same name.  We spoke…