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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…

Global Legal Entity Identifier System is Moved Another Step Closer to Completion

The Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) of the global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system has taken another significant step forward with the endorsement of three pre-Local Operating Units (LOUs) and the exclusion of 3,000 pre-LEI CFTC Interim Compliance Identifier (CICI) codes from the system. It is also finalising the appointment of a board directors for the…

ScaleOut Pushes Hadoop Towards Low-Latency for Real-Time Analytics

OK, so the headline is a tad extreme, but bear with me. Recent developments combining in-memory technologies and Hadoop/MapReduce from ScaleOut Software point to a future where big data analytics and real-time processing, as it’s defined in the financial markets, could meet. ScaleOut has just released its ScaleOut hServer V2, an in-memory data grid, which it claims can boost…

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….

Q&A: McObject’s Steve Graves on Vectors, CPU Cache and Pipelining to Boost Analytics Performance

Trading firms are looking to boost the speed at which they run analytics, in order to provide faster trading signals and more effective risk management. Leveraging vector-based processing, and managing data so that it remains in the CPU cache can help. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to McObject’s CEO Steve Graves for some explanations. Q: You just released…

BittWare’s TeraBox Bulks Up FPGA Processing for Trading Scale and Analytics

FPGA specialist BittWare has introduced TeraBox, an appliance that delivers up to 16 FPGAs, and targeted at high scale trading and analytics applications. TeraBox supports up to eight BittWare S5-PCIe-DS cards, each of which hosts two Altera Stratix V FPGAs, 64 gigabytes of RAM and 16 10gE network ports. Thus, each 5U appliance can scale…

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…

Solace Systems Builds Customer Base Through Cost Reduction and Big Data Capabilities

After a summer of success in closing contracts with small firms in the financial services sector, Solace Systems is moving up-market in response to growing interest in its hardware appliance messaging solutions from large investment banks seeking to cut cost and complexity out of IT infrastructure while improving performance and coping with big data requirements….

Q&A: Pacnet’s Ian Farruggio on Low Latency and Asia/Pacific Opportunities

With many trading firms looking at new opportunities in the Asia/Pacific region, where algo trading and the lowest-latency are still very much in vogue, Pacnet’s connectivity and data centre offering is becoming increasingly popular. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com chatted to enterprise sales manager Ian Farruggio to find out more about the company – past, present and future. Q: How…

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…