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Datawatch Acquires Panopticon

Visualisation specialist Panopticon Software is being acquired by Datawatch, in an all stock deal valued at $31.4 million. The deal should close by the end of September, subject to Datawatch shareholder approval. Before agreeing this deal, sources say that Panopticon was in discussions with partner SAP to be acquired by that company. Datawatch focuses on…

Q&A: Fred Malabre of FPL on High Performance Trading with FIX

As some exchanges have adopted proprietary binary protocols for HFT and other latency sensitive trading, the FIX Protocol organisation has been hard at work bringing FIX messaging into the world of high performance trading. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com found out what’s been happening from Fred Malabre, co-chair of the FPL High Performance Working Group (and senior director at…

Nasdaq OMX NLX Achieves Low Latency and Rising Trade Volumes in Start-up Phase

Nasdaq OMX NLX opened for business on the last day of May, offering a market for European short-term and long-term interest rate derivatives designed to provide ease of access, efficiency and the flexibility to respond to customer demands and list new products rapidly. Fast forward a couple of weeks and Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of NLX,…

About Software AG’s Acquisition of Apama

This must be the week for complex event processing (CEP) operations to change ownership. Following on from the news of Tibco Software snapping up StreamBase Systems comes word that Software AG is acquiring the Apama division of Progress Software. The acquisition is an opportunistic one for Software AG, though it does fit nicely into its ‘big…

STAC Redline and Kx Benchmarks Illustrate Leverage of Hardware Advances

Two benchmark tests from STAC relating to low-latency trade execution and analytics illustrate how applications are benefiting from hardware advances to boost performance. The tests – on Redline Trading Solutions’ InRush market data platform, and on Kx Systems’ kdb+ database – demonstrate different approaches to leveraging hardware functionality related to Intel’s latest Xeon “Sandy Bridge” microprocessors. In the case…

Q&A: ScaleOut Software’s Dave Brinker on Scaling In-Memory for Big Data Financial Applications

In-memory technology is finding new applications in the financial markets and in big data processing. We found out how ScaleOut Software is addressing these needs from the company’s COO Dave Brinker. Q: How did ScaleOut Software get started – what’s in the name and what is its focus? A: ScaleOut Software was founded by William…

NovaSparks’ STAC-M1 Benchmark Highlights Determinism Under Load

A just released STAC Report covering the performance of NovaSparks’ FPGA market data platform highlights not just its processing latency but also the deterministic nature of that latency under different data loads. The STAC-M1 benchmark (as defined by financial markets participants and administered by the Securities Technology Analysis Center) measures the performance of direct data…

Solace Boosts Messaging Appliance Throughput to 1.7PB/Day

Messaging specialist Solace Systems has introduced new network acceleration blades for its 3260 messaging appliance, capable of 40 gigabits/second bi-directional data transfer. That adds up, says the company, to a 80 gigabits/second total transfer rate, or 1.7 petabytes per day. Solace’s new offering is addressing the growing need to support “big data in motion” –…

Czech Securities Trader RSJ Uses Kx’s kdb+ to Handle 255 Million Records a Day

Prague-based securities trader RSJ evaluated a number of open source databases and SAP’s Sybase IQ solution before selecting Kx Systems’ kdb+ database platform to support its algorithmic trading. Kdb+ replaces in-house developed proprietary solutions at RSJ, which is the largest trader of financial derivatives in the Czech Republic, the biggest trader on NYSE Liffe and…

Managed Market Information/Access Platforms

Faced with fundamental shifts in the dynamics of the major capital markets, trading firms are looking to maintain low latency and increase agility, while reducing complexity and cost – especially when it comes to market data and market access. To introduce the issues and options related to market data infrastructure, this industry briefing discusses: Automated…