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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…

Q&A: OneMarketData’s Louis Lovas on TCA, Latency and Big Data

Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) is of increasing importance to trading success and while it is very much a business imperative, implementing it and putting it to effective use relies on a combination of low-latency technologies and big data approaches. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com got the TCA low down from Louis Lovas, director of solutions at OneMarketData. Q: To…

Cloud Platforms Gain Traction in Low-Latency Trading

Cloud platforms – once viewed as suitable only for middle- and back-office operations – are being increasingly adopted to support the front-office. While cloud remains a much overused buzzword, true cloud technologies are now delivering the kind of performance required for low-latency trading, and offer mechanisms to marry business return to technology investment. This topic…

Thomson Reuters Continues Build Out of Elektron Data Delivery Infrastructure

Thomson Reuters has built out its Elektron data feed infrastructure with a third data centre in Chicago to support the Elektron Real Time low latency consolidated data feed – it has already deployed it in London and New York. The company has also added delivery of direct feeds from Canadian exchange venues to its Elektron…

Dell/RainStor Partner For Big Data Storage and Analysis

Dell has partnered with big database vendor RainStor for its Dell Big Data Retention solution, which acts as data repository for large datasets, either to support analytics, or as long-term archiving.  For the financial markets, the solution is being pitched at firms needing to process large quantities of time series, transactional or unstructured data, or…

Amazon Taps SSDs For High Speed Storage and Analytics

Amazon Web Services has introduced High I/O instances for its EC2 compute cloud, leveraging solid-state disks (SSDs) to speed up storage I/O. The SSDs can deliver 120,000+ read and 80,000 write operations per second. Although pitched at companies providing consumer apps, such performance would help to make AWS more attractive to running financial analytics, perhaps…

Exegy Intoduces Journal and Replay For Tick Data Analysis

Ticker plant vendor Exegy has released its Journal and Replay system, designed to allow regulators, compliance groups, quants, and technicians to have access to raw tick-by tick data, time stamped to the nanosecond. Journal and Replay allows customers to capture and recreate every trade, quote, order book price, update, halt, modify or cancel sent from…

McObject, MemSQL Continue Focus on In-Memory

There’s nothing that new about in-memory databases, but with advances in hardware behind them, their use within low-latency applications is drawing increasing interest. Recent news from McObject and MemSQL underscores the trend. McObject has released the eXtremeDB Financial Edition, which adds some financial markets functionality to its existing small footprint in-memory database. The key additions…

Vertex Analytics Offers Hosted Time Series Data, CEP

Chicago-based Vertex Analytics has unveiled ECHO, combining realtime and historic futures tick data with complex event processing (CEP) technology, delivered on either a client-installed or hosted service. Initially, ECHO is offering data from the Chicago exchanges – the CME and CBOT – as well as from NYMEX and the IntercontinentalExchange, with history back to 2010,…

MemSQL Launches In-Memory Database

Startup MemSQL has gone public with the launch of its in-memory database, and has named a number of investors who are backing it to the tune of $5 million.  A key feature of the database is the translation of queries from SQL to C++ in order to boost performance. Other key features pitched by the…