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Goldman Sachs’ deployment of Kensho’s big data analytics and its investment in the company reflect growing commercial availability of big data analytics solutions and their use in financial services firms to automate analysts’ tasks and support better and faster decision making based on structured and unstructured big data.

DataStax, provider of an enterprise version of the Apache Cassandra distributed database, has partnered with Azul Systems, provider of the Zing Java virtual machine (JVM). The partnership allows DataStax to provide its customers with a combined technology platform on which to build low-latency data management solutions for applications that require increasing amounts of in-memory data such as fraud detection.

McObject, a provider of low latency, high performance database management technologies, will release eXtremeDB Financial Edition version 6.0 today. The new version is a major upgrade including support for big data management for capital markets analytics and access to the database’s vector-based statistical functions using SQL and Python.

TMX Atrium has signed an agreement with the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to distribute NPL Time, a certified and precise time signal that is directly traceable to Coordinated Universal Time and can be used by TMX Atrium customers for regulatory compliance and audit purposes.

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Wireless network technologies offer firms with latency-sensitive trading strategies a significant speed advantage over fibre optic technologies. But to deliver a competitive edge in trading performance they must be carefully selected, deployed and operated.

High speed, low latency trading connectivity is no longer enough to differentiate you from your competitors - so how do you add value to your trading systems?

How can you create a trading platform that is:

  • Flexible enough to accommodate the transaction lifecycle?
  • Powerful enough to deliver the analytics for better informed trading decisions?
  • Fast enough to meet both customer and regulator expectations of trade visibility close to real time? 

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As trading firms look to improve business performance, perhaps using sophisticated strategies running at speed, and regulators demand increased transparency and integrity across trading environments, the need is for tools that can monitor and analyse complex business flows. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to Velocimetrics’ CEO Steve Colwill about the need for real-time business insight and how it can be achieved.

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