Handling the Market Data Flood: Sandbags or Stilts?


Using new technologies can help firms raise themselves above the flood of market data. By Peter Lankford, the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC)

Inside Market Data readers are used to being told that we face a "torrent," a "deluge," even a "tsunami" of market data. The more extreme analogies give the impression of an impending disaster that will be expensive or perhaps impossible to cope with. However, based on the client-site technology testing my firm has recently conducted, I'm o