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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…

Recorded Webinar: Market Data / Market Access Platforms – Get What You Need While Reducing Cost and Complexity

This webinar has passed, but you can view the recording here. Due to the fundamental shifts in today’s capital markets, trading firms are constantly seeking ways to obtain and effectively manage the market data they need from leading venues. Although there are many approaches to managing market data infrastructure, what is the most effective way…

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…

A Recruiter’s View: On FPGAs, Big Data And Women

Three very interesting features have emerged in fintech recruitment in the first trimester of 2013. The on off nature of FPGA development has led to cluster hiring in the space, big data has taken strides forward and there has been a noticeable improvement in diversity as companies take steps to add more women to their teams. Suspicion…

Turning Up the Volume on Wireless

Judging by the views of a number of wireless network equipment manufacturers and service providers participating in last week’s Low-Latency Summit in New York City, demand from trading firms for low-latency wireless connectivity is strong despite the challenges of reliability, limited bandwidth and cost. Speaking as part of the “Are You Tuning In to Wireless?”…

AlgoFast Plans to Build Up Partner Program and Push Down Latency

AlgoFast’s first partnership with another independent software vendor, trade routing, market data and technical analysis specialist CQG, takes the company a step closer to its ultimate goal of providing its algorithmic event trading software to the online retail market. The partnership allows CQG to supply AlgoFast’s software with its global market data and trade execution…