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McObject Adds Partners in U.K. and India

McObject, developer of the eXtremeDB in-memory database, is extending its sales reach and integration capability by partnering with Spreadbrokers in the U.K. and NSE.IT in India. Spreadbrokers based in London specialises in low-latency technology for financial markets, and will target buy-side and sell-side firms, with a focus on the data management aspects of portfolio optimisation,…

Arista Debuts Application Switch; Embeds FPGAs Into Network for Lowest Latency

Sun Microsystems might have coined the the slogan “The Network Is The Computer” but it is Arista Networks that is today delivering on the concept with its first Application Switch, which embeds FPGA processing into a switch so that business logic can really be run in the networking fabric itself with lowest-latency data access. With…

Latency in Electronic Trading

With the majority of financial products trading electronically, latency tops the agenda for proprietary traders and market-makers, regardless of asset class. Latency has also become a major preoccupation for trading desks concerned with best execution compliance. 94% of sell-side firms and 80% of hedge funds currently single out “speed of execution” as the most important…

NYSE and Fixnetix Combo Accelerates Global Rollout of “Frictionless” Market Access

So, in the wake of NYSE Euronext’s failed merger with Deutsche Borse, executives at the exchange group are clearly embarking on a Plan B. Part of that is the deal it announced on February 16, which will see it take a 25% stake in Fixnetix, a provider of co-located, managed services for low-latency market data,…

Lime Brokerage Rolls LimeDirect Pre-Trade Risk; Minimises Latency, Shuns FPGA Technology

Lime Brokerage has rolled out its LimeDirect pre-trade risk service – providing compliance for SEC rule 15c3-5 while adding minimal latency. But unlike competitive services, the offering – which Lime officials say is based on an “innovative blend of hardware and software” – does not leverage FPGA technology, because Lime technologists believe it is too…

NYSE Technologies Goes Live with Dual Liquidity Centres in Toronto

NYSE Technologies has gone live with dual Liquidity Centres in Toronto, the latest in the rollout of its network of trading hubs, following on from its primary operations in Mahwah, NJ, and Basildon, UK, and the more recent opening in Tokyo. The Toronto liquidity centres provide co-located low-latency access to local markets, with one at…

We’re Back … With Some Industry Views …

Welcome to 2012 from Low-Latency.com! We hope it will be a year of success and prosperity for all in our community. We ended last year with a few of our own predictions, to to get this one going, we asked some of our friends what they expected to see over the next 12 months. Here…

Options IT Deploys Virtual Exchange from FIN

Managed services provider Options IT has gone live with an order matching service from Fundamental Interactions, with two initial customers – a broker/dealer and an Alternative Trading System – with early trade flow of around 60 million shares per day. Deployed on the Options PIPE managed infrastructure – which offers co-located infrastructure, access to market…

Summit Compute Panel – Mantara’s Arnold on Leveraging Technology

Concluding our coverage of last month’s Low-Latency Summit in New York City, the compute panel allowed Mantara chief architect David Arnold to discuss how the trading application vendor leverages technologies to reduce latency.  Mantara provides a platform for market data delivery, order routing and pre-trade risk, with customers requiring performance across the latency spectrum.  As…

Ullink Reduces Latency with Ouch, Teams with Fiberblaze

Ullink has added Ouch support to its UL IRIS+ pre-trade risk offering, reducing latency of checks from 3.5 microseconds previously attainable for the FIX protocol to just two microseconds. Ullink is leveraging FPGA-based network interface cards from Denmark’s Fiberblaze as part of its solution. Ouch is binary protocol developed by Nasdaq OMX, and supported by…