By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter
Exactpro Systems, a financial sector infrastructure testing specialist, is providing an updated version of its Load Injector market data simulation and non-functional testing software to the Canadian Aequitas NEO Exchange (NEO). The exchange will use the software to test improvements to its technology and functionality, including a new dark book.
In particular, the updated version of Exactpro Load Injector will be used by NEO to support non-functional testing of its exchange and market data technology. The next version of the software will improve NEO’s market data simulation capabilities. Exactpro has provided independent software testing services to NEO since 2014.
Karl Ottywill, chief operating officer of Aequitas NEO Exchange, says: “Because technology is something where you can never have a 100% guarantee, it’s all about mitigating, managing and minimising risk. Exactpro has been a reliable partner in our efforts to do this, working with us to test our trading engines and simulate any potential risks so we can get ahead of them.”
To perform testing with NEO, Exactpro uses Load Injector to heavily load a system with multiple simulated client connections, with various load shapes, and Shsha to parse and process the captured data and produce reports. Load Injector supports FIX, ITCH, SOLA, HTTP, SOAP, and various binary trading system protocols, and simulates multiple client connections with a specified load shape for each connection or group of connections. Shsha parses and processes various text and binary protocols and stores the data in an SQL database.
Following a buyout from the London Stock Exchange in January of this year, Exactpro is independently owned by its management team.