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Change is Happening at Low-Latency.com …

In the financial markets, the only constant is change … and over the past couple of years, the world of low latency has changed. At one time, reducing latency was an arms race, with zero as the finish line. Now, with the race close to a conclusion, the focus is shifting to the high performance…

Q&A: Supermicro’s Don Clegg on Accelerated Processors For Performance and Cost Reduction

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processor is driving new server technologies that the financial markets are keen to adopt. But in today’s cost-reduction environment, it’s not just about top performance – through accelerated CPU clock speeds – but also how to roll out and operate in a cost effective way – which brings in server density,…

Marco Polo New World Works with New Parent Perseus to Enhance Electronic Trading Platform

Marco Polo New World is building out its electronic trading platform to extend high-speed access to more global financial markets with the help of its majority owner Perseus Telecom, a supplier of ultra-low latency connectivity spanning over 70 markets across six continents. The trading firm is a revitalisation of Marco Polo Securities following the acquisition…

Low Latency Summit: News and Social Media Analytics Move into High Speed Trading

Real-time news has already made its way into high speed trading strategies and social media is not far behind. But these big data sources need to be handled with care, and focused analytic solutions may be the best way to start. This was the conclusion from a panel discussion addressing ‘News and Social Media for…

From Big Data to Big Gains – Take a Step Back

By Atul Singh, Capco www.capco.com While there is no argument about the potential benefits of big data, the road ahead for organisations to realise those benefits is still being paved. “Overwhelming” is the buzz word and it is not just related to the volume of the data, but also to the implementation efforts required, and…

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…

Q&A: Embium’s new CEO Janice Robson on Rapidly Deploying Algo Strategies

Embium is the new name for Cyborg Trading Systems, providing a cloud-delivered, broker neutral, algorithmic trading platform.  As well as a new name, the company has a new CEO. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with Janice Robson to find out about the past, present and future. Q: What is it about Embium that caused you to join…

Is Low Latency the New Disaster Recovery?

“Everyone wants low latency … the trouble is no one wants to pay for it,” were words spoken recently by a senior executive of a major financial IT vendor. It was a private meeting, so I won’t name the individual or the company, but what was said resonated with me, because it echoed my increasing…

Knowsis Offers Social Media Sentiment Data to Support Trading Strategies

Start-up data and analytics firm Knowsis is working with an initial five clients to incorporate its social media sentiment data into their trading strategies. The company declines to name the clients, but says one will go live imminently with strategies built around signals from Knowsis data, while others are considering how to add sentiment data…

BNY Mellon Report Explores Big Data in Finance, in the 21st Century

A report recently published by BNY Mellon – it’s available to anyone who request it from them – takes a look at big data, its definition and its potential, and “sketches its transformational influence on the 21st century global financial system, mainly from an asset management perspective.” The report was written by Jack Malvey, chief…