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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…

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…

Low Latency Summit: Low Latency Gives Way to Big Data and Analytics

The pressure to achieve ever lower latency in trading has not eased in the six or so years since low latency became an industry buzz, but it is beginning to ease as the pure need for speed gives way to growing interest in smart analytics and big data. Opening this week’s A-Team Group Low Latency…

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…

Interactive Data Sets Out on Route to Deliver Real-Time Evaluated Pricing Services

Interactive Data is building out real-time delivery of its evaluated pricing services starting with plans to expand its real-time fixed income pricing services to include real-time evaluations. The expanded service is due to roll out in the final quarter of 2013 and will be followed by additional evaluation services with availability boosted from end of…

Zeptonics Taps Mellanox For Ultra-Low-Latency Matching Engine

Sydney-based Zeptonics is integrating network interface cards from Mellanox Technologies into its ZeptoMatch matching engine. The integration boasts wire-to-wire matching for a million orders per second with a median wire-to-wire match time of 1.97 microseconds and a typical client roundtrip of three microseconds. ZeptoMatch is a software-only application, running on commodity x86/Red Hat Linux servers,…

Ullink Continues Focus on Ultra Low Latency With Azul Zing Partnership

Ullink is continuing its focus on squeezing microseconds of latency from its trade execution and pre-trade risk systems, by partnering with Azul Systems, which offers a low and predictable latency Java virtual machine (JVM). Laurent Useldinger, CEO of Ullink, comments: “We have been testing the capabilities of the Azul solution for sometime; during that period…

Q&A: August’s Low Down on Latency with Pete Harris

Continuing the monthly Q&A where I cover some of the questions I get asked as I interact with the IntelligentTradingTechnology.com community … from Knight Capital to Correlix to wireless. Q: How much was low latency technology to blame for the huge trading loss at Knight Capital? A: Blame?  Not at all in my book. For…

Big Data – The Other Side of Low Latency

We write a lot here about the latency of moving data from point A to point B. But latency is also inherent in the processing of that data at points A and B. Most likely, the processing of data is a more complex undertaking than transporting it. And that’s where big data comes in. For…

xCelor Taps Arista Application Switch for FPGA-based Ticker Plant, Pre-Trade Risk

Chicago-based market data feed specialist xCelor is getting set to release ticker plant and pre-trade risk functionality running on Arista Networks’ 7124FX Application Switch. The switch combines a Stratix V FPGA from Altera with a network switch for data processing as close to the network as one can get. The company is currently testing its…