Panel: Latency Progress Focuses Attention on Technology Stack

Latency panel at the North American Financial Information Summit

As data latencies get lower, it is becoming harder and more expensive to gain an edge over the competition by speed alone—though that isn’t preventing technologists from coming up with new ways to address the issue, panelists said at the North American Financial Information Summit.

Joe Bigane, managing director of Interactive Data 7Ticks, said physical distance remains the biggest single cause of latency. “That’s what brought about co-location, and co-location is hard to beat,” he said. However,