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SAS Teams With SAP for Real-Time Analytics

Analytics specialist SAS is working with SAP and its in-memory HANA technology in order to offer real-time applications, including potentially for financial markets trading and risk use cases. Early offerings are due in the first half of 2014. Ken Tsai, head of SAP HANA product marketing and vice president of technology innovation platforms at SAP,…

Q&A: Skyler’s Mike Vieyra on Market Data Management and LIBOR

Skyler Technology is a company that has re-invented itself since its early days as a complex event processing company from the San Francisco Bay Area, to focus on market data management – with some relevant technology for compliance in markets such as LIBOR – from a UK base. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to CEO Mike Vieyra to…

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,…

Pivotal Taps NYSE for Data Dispatch Middleware

Pivotal – the EMC/VMware analytics spinout – has released Pivotal Data Dispatch (PDD), a platform for discovery of and analytical processing on data stored in disparate repositories. The product was developed at NYSE Euronext for its internal surveillance and regulatory purposes and has been in use there since 2007. According to product documentation, PDD provides…

An Architecture For Intelligent Trading – Leveraging Big Data in Motion for Increased Profits

Trading firms are moving on from an obsessive focus on latency reduction to a ‘new normal’ of applying intelligence to high performance trading, to ensure that they are executing the best – most profitable and least risky – trades, and not simply the fastest ones. It’s called Intelligent Trading. The Intelligent Trading approach calls for…

ICE/NYSE Acquisition: Robson To Depart As Speculation on NYSE Technologies’ Future Heats Up

Ahead of the November 4 completion of InterContinentalExchange’s acquisition of NYSE Euronext, it seems there is significant movement regarding the future of the exchange group’s NYSE Technologies services unit, including the soon-to-be departure of CEO Jon Robson. Sources say that Robson and COO Terry Roche are both expected to depart, possibly related to fallout from…

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…

Recorded Webinar: Low-Latency Wireless: What’s Hot! Financial Markets Tune In To Wireless

This webinar has passed, but you can view the recording here. Microwave and other wireless technologies mark the next step in the progression of ultra-low latency trading. However, these technologies are complex and new to the financial markets, which have exacting requirements for speed and reliability. Listen to this educational webinar to learn about: Financial…

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…