XML Challenges and Solutions

XML SPECIAL FEATURE

Finally, there are a number of very real challenges involved in implementing open XML standards for market data; namely, the increase in data packet size and the potential for the specification to gain widespread acceptance in the industry. With the ongoing increase in data traffic, firms are now weighing the benefits of XML against the desire to keep their data packets lean.

One year ago, the Corporate Institutional Client Group at Merrill Lynch was pursuing a technology solution to launch E

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