Azul Systems continues to build its direct and third-party customer bases with recent wins for its Zing Java virtual machine (JVM) at Quotix, a provider of intelligent trade execution and management for the foreign exchange market, and Celer Technologies, a provider of adaptable high performance trading platforms.
Quotix selected Zing to support and optimise the performance of its FX liquidity aggregation software after running stress tests that simulated extreme market conditions and showed occasional inconsistent trading execution. Zing has been implemented in place of Oracle’s HotSpot JVM to eradicate Java garbage collection issues and latency outliers, and provide consistent low latency.
Evgeny Sorokin, CEO at Quotix, explains: “We implemented Azul’s Zing to armour the Quotix back end. Tests demonstrate that our systems powered by Zing can comfortably handle sharp spikes in load and deliver consistent trade execution. It was interesting to see how our solutions behaved during the recent CHF Black Swan. We saw several thousands of orders per second on each aggregator that were processed with no delays whatsoever. This is a great example of why we chose Zing.”
Celer Technologies has embedded Zing in its next generation, big data trading platform with a view to delivering consistent low latency for all its trading modules from trade implementation and execution to client reporting and compliance monitoring.
Ben Cuthbert, CEO at Celer, says: “Trading firms are often frustrated by inflexible systems that aren’t freely customisable to meet changing business and market requirements. Azul’s Zing increases the benefits of our software, giving clients an advantage by allowing them to customise the solution and respond to changing needs with complete confidence in the system’s performance and trade execution.”
The contract wins at Quotix and Celer reflect Azul’s multi-pronged market approach that includes direct, third party and hardware and software bundled solutions. Scott Sellers, president and CEO of the company, says: “Business is growing around all these solutions and we continue to optimise Zing for a broad set of independent software vendor apps and align it to apps that have use cases for it. One use case is big data. There are a lot of greenfield deployments of big data apps and we would like Zing to be a de facto standard for them.”