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Evaluating a price in the Equities or Foreign Exchange (“FX”) markets does not require much calculation, and so one of the prime limiting factors on winning those trades has been the speed of data movement, from one application to another, either within the same host or across the network. But the world of Fixed Income, commonly known as “bonds”, is different. (more…)
One of the most critical first steps for financial services firms looking to implement multidomain master data management (MDM) is to quantify the cost savings they could achieve.
Unfortunately, a thorough analysis of potential ROI is also one of the steps least followed (a key culprit being disconnects between business and IT).
This shortcoming is spotlighted in a new Informatica white paper, “Five Steps to Managing Reference Data More Effectively in Investment Banking,” which outlines key questions to ask in sizing up the cost implications of bad data and antiquated systems, such as:
- How long does it take to introduce a new security to trade?
- How many settlements need to be fixed manually?
- How many redundant data feeds does your firm have to manage?
- How accurate and complete are your end-of-day reports?
- Do you have the data you need to minimize risk and exposure? (more…)
Experts agree that in the future CPU scaling will go out, not up. Clock cycles seem to have plateaued around 3 Gigahertz, and while five years ago people got excited about dual-core machines, today the major commodity CPU manufacturers deliver 4, 6 and 8-core processors and system vendors link these CPUs together in multi-socket servers, as Cisco does in their UCS line.
Our Ultra Messaging customers – financial players like exchanges and investment banks – are always interested in gaining every possible performance advantage in the ultra competitive world of high-frequency electronic trading. (more…)