Akamai Web Accelerator Speeds Xignite Data Delivery

On-demand data provider Xignite was able to improve transaction times for market data retrieval—up to twice as fast—by using cloud optimization service provider Akamai Technologies’ Web Application Accelerator, which routes traffic around congested points when delivering data over the internet.

According to Keynote Systems, which carried out benchmark testing for the vendors, Xignite was able to complete 25 percent of data transactions in less than 300 milliseconds and 54 percent in less

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