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Q&A: Panopticon’s Willem De Geer on (Big) Data Visualisation in Capital Markets

When discussing big data, the point is often made that deriving value from the data, through analytics, is where the real business win is. Panopticon Software has been in the analysis business – specifically data visualisation – since before big data was a common term. So we found out more about the company, and how…

Q&A: Dell’s Bob Barris on the ABCD of Big Data Analytics

Combining its server, storage and networking hardware with open source and partner software, and professional services, Dell is shaping up to be an IT heavyweight in the big data space. We tapped Dell VP of sales for financial services Bob Barris to explain the company’s offering, and he responded that it’s as easy as ABC…

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

It’s a new year, and it brings with it new questions from the IntelligentTradingTechnology.com community … Q: What does the potential acquisition of NYSE Euronext by IntercontinentalExchange mean for the exchange group’s NYSE Technologies unit? A: Ah, an easy one to begin 🙂  Well, it’s going to take a few months for the transaction to close,…

Australia’s ASIC Taps First Derivatives Big Data Solution for Market Surveillance

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)’s selection of First Derivatives’ Delta Stream+ Market Surveillance solution is aimed at giving the regulator the same kinds of tools available to high frequency traders for monitoring market activity and identifying possible fraudulent behaviour. The deployment of Delta Stream+ is seen as an early application of big data…

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

The Low-Latency Summit in New York City the other week created a lot of discussion and lots of questions to me. So here is a sampling from that busy day, along with my thoughts. Q: One of the conference sessions was focused on latency reduction and ROI. What was your take away from that? A:…

McObject, Dell, Mellanox, Kove Set Record STAC-M3 Benchmarks

McObject with its eXtremeDB Financial Edition database has set record STAC-M3 benchmarks running on a hardware platform provided by Dell, Mellanox and Kove.  eXtremeDB is just the second database to be featured in published STAC-M3 benchmarks, the other being Kx Systems’ kdb+.  STAC-M3 – as administered and audited along with other benchmarks by the Securities…

Kx Releases kdb+ 3.0 To Ease Management of Big Data

Kx Systems has released version 3.0 of its kdb+ database, improving performance and simplifying the storage of massive data sets, such as long histories of time series data. The optimised code in 3.0 utilises Intel “Sandy Bridge” processor Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) and Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) instructions to boost performance of calculations. As for…

Q&A: Fiberblaze’s Troels Gert Nielsen on TCP Offload Approaches, Altera FPGAs and Opening Up in The Big Apple

Trading firms – especially those into HFT – are always looking for a technology edge, and customised solutions can provide it. The custom approach is what Fiberblaze specialises in, though that’s not stopping it releasing a more generalised product this month. Embracing Altera FPGAs, and opening an office in New York City is also in…

Hibernia Connects to Amazon Cloud

Hibernia Atlantic is connecting its global network into Amazon’s AWS cloud platform, via the latter’s AWS Direct Connect facility, which provides higher bandwidth and possibly lower costs, compared to internet connectivity. AWS Direct Connect is available at several Amazon platform instances, including those in New York City, Virginia, California, plus London in the UK and…

Corvil Pushes Latency Management Towards Big Data

With an effective storage capacity of 60 terabytes, Corvil’s new CNE-7300 latency measurement appliance can retain tick data over an extended period, potentially making it useful as a data archive for ‘big data’ applications beyond latency management. According to Donal O’Sullivan, head of product management at Corvil, the CNE-7300 will likely be able to store…