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Staying on Top of the Data Security Agenda

In recent years, there have been a number of embarrassing, high profile data breach blunders. We all heard about the secret government documents detailing the UK’s policies for fighting global terrorist funding, drugs trafficking and money laundering, which were found on a London-bound train in June 2008. More recently, in 2011, Oliver Letwin faced fierce criticism after dumping documents on terrorism and national security into a bin in St. James Park in London, on no less than five occasions.

Whilst these extreme, high profile cases are rare, there are thousands of companies who have been found to mishandle confidential information relating to their customers. Indeed nearly half of the 500+ senior IT professionals surveyed for some recent research into data security admitted they had experienced a data breach. (more…)

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Visit Us at TradeTech Europe – April 20-22

TradeTech Europe

Visit the team at TradeTech Equities in London.

April 20-22

ExCeL Centre, London

Booth 155

Stop by and find out what’s new in ultra low latency messaging and hear more about our acquisition by Informatica.  Whether you’re a trader or a technologist, you’ll want to hear the latest on high performance messaging for the next-generation of trading platforms.

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29West Announces Next-Generation JMS Solution

Chicago, USA and London, 16 February 2010 – 29West announced a new JMS (Java Message Service) API for its market leading, next-generation Ultra Messaging® product family.

Major bank customers who know they can benefit from 29West’s brokerless design but have 200 or 300 applications to migrate (many of them written to the JMS API), will now be able to exchange messages with their trading applications — typically written in C or .NET APIs — without the need to recompile each application.  The result: a low risk and faster track to high performance messaging for their next-generation trading platforms.

The product provides a market standard JMS API that leverages the low-latency, brokerless messaging design of 29West’s Ultra Messaging® with Queuing product (UMQ) to provide JMS performance with latencies in the sub-100 microsecond range, and throughput of over 1 million messages per second, on commodity hardware.  The JMS API is an extension of 29West’s recently released Zero Object Delivery (ZOD) Java API that minimizes latency spikes normally caused by the Java clean-up process known as “garbage collection.”

“People want to move to next-generation infrastructures,” said 29West President and Founder Mark Mahowald. “They see that the sooner they can do that, the lower their end-to-end costs will be and the better they can keep up with the pace of innovation in the market.”

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29West Speaks at TradeTech Architecture

London, February 10 – 11, 2010

29West will exhibit at TradeTech Architecture in London,  February 10 – 11.

Don’t miss our talk!  Mark Mahowald, founder and president, 29West, will speak on Thursday the 11th at 09:10.


Breaking the Milli-Second Latency Barrier

Evaluating the Best of Breed in UltraLow-Latency Technology & Products to Help You Achieve Light Speed
Accessing Liquidity Through Low-Latency

* What are the dangers you face once you get below the milli-second latency barrier?
* How to stay “latency-competitive”
* Which are the best low-latency middleware offerings?
* Is low latency enough by itself? What performance metrics need to be considered other than speed?

Before or after the talk, please stop by the 29West stand (#2)  and hear the latest news on leveraging hardware advances,  inter-process communication (IPC)  transport, Ultra Messaging® with Queuing (UMQ) and much more.

Register for TradeTech Architecture here.

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Chi-Tech Selects 29West for MarketPrizm Feed Handler Messaging

LONDON – 17 December, 2009 – Chi-X® Global Technology, LLC (“Chi-Tech”), the technology services unit of Chi-X Global Inc., today announced it will employ messaging technology from 29West in the low-latency market data delivery infrastructure of the company’s MarketPrizmservice.

Chi-Tech’s MarketPrizm business provides a comprehensive trading infrastructure solution, powered by an optimized bespoke network linking 19 markets and locations. Designed as a European trading “ecosystem” for use by banks and investment firms, MarketPrizm provides neutral, high speed access to the region’s market centers, low latency market data and a range of third-party applications and services.   MarketPrizm was created as a one-stop solution for data, services and connectivity to the European markets, offering trading firms of all sizes a cost-effective, high-performance infrastructure for all types of electronic trading.

29West Messaging, which powers financial applications in over 130 deployments worldwide, is a fast, efficient and lightweight system designed to serve as a messaging fabric for the next generation of high-performance, high-volume applications.

“We’re excited that 29West Messaging will help power the low-latency performance of market data delivery in MarketPrizm,” said Mark Mahowald, President and Founder of 29West. “Lowering system latency delivers immense value to firms trading in today’s markets, and 29West is happy to bring our unique expertise in this area to help provide competitive advantage to Chi-Tech’s MarketPrizm customers.”

“We try to partner with specialized providers where it makes sense for our clients and our development strategy,” said Richard Leung, Chi-Tech’s Chief Technology Officer. “In this case, we selected the 29West product for its demonstrated performance and the fact that many banks and trading firms have already implemented 29West products in other parts of their infrastructures.”

MarketPrizm’s range of connectivity options, market data feeds and component applications are delivered via a flexible framework that allows clients to select the precise solution that meets their business and technology requirements.

MarketPrizm is a Chi-Tech business line focused on providing trading infrastructure and services to banks, funds, and other investment and trading firms. In a separate business line, the company also provides trading technology platforms to exchanges and market centers.

As the technology services unit of Chi-X Global Inc., Chi-X Global Technology, LLC (“Chi-Tech”) provides high performance trading infrastructure and services for financial markets and participants. For exchanges and market centers, the company provides comprehensive trading infrastructure solutions, using a scalable platform of advanced marketplace technology and tools. For banks, funds and other market participants, the company’s MarketPrizm business line offers a fully-managed trading network and ecosystem comprised of multi-venue connectivity, colocation and hosting, low latency market data, and leading third-party applications. Chi-Tech’s focus is delivering solutions that help the world’s marketplaces and their participants to lower costs, reduce risk and maximize competitive advantage. For more information on the company, visit www.chi-tech.com.

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Zero Latency Tour Webinar

29West ZLTIf you missed the London or New York Zero Latency Tour, register for our Live Webinar on August 7 or August 12.  29West director of technical marketing Bob Van Valzah will present a summary version of the event on both dates from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CDT, 11 toto12 noon ET, 4 – 5 p.m. GMT, 12 midnight to 1 a.m. Tokyo.

After you register, you will receive a link for the webinar by August 6.

You can download more free Zero Latency Tour content here.

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New York Event Another Success on Zero Latency Tour

Building on the great success of our London Zero Latency Tour event, this past Tuesday 29West hosted our latest discussion on the state of the art in financial messaging.  Our latest event was held in an auditorium in the Credit Suisse building at 11 Madison Ave in New York.

We had a packed house

We had a packed house

The room was full while Mark Mahowald and Bob Van Valzah gave their presentations, and the panel discussion turned into a very interactive discussion between the panelists and the audience.

We’d like to once again thank our panelists for their contributions to our events.  Topics on the panel included how to properly monitor your system without impacting performance, “how fast is fast enough?”, and several others.  Panelists from the New York event included:

  • Sean Gilman, CTO, Currenex
  • Saro Jahani, CIO, National Stock Exchange (NSX)
  • Alex Roitgarts, Director, Credit Suisse
  • Alexander Ryssiouk, Director of Development, FXCM
  • Mark Mahowald, President and Founder, 29West

The panel was moderated by Kevin McPartland, Senior Analyst with TABB Group.

Wall Street & Technology recently published a write-up about our panel discussion.  You can find the story here.

The Zero Latency Tour will resume in September with Zero Latency Tour: Chicago. We’d love to see you there.

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