Inside Market Data - Vol 23 No 12

Roberts Group to Bolster Reporting Engine

The Roberts Group is planning to introduce new functions for tracking and analyzing data usage next year, using technologies incorporated into its FITS (Financial Information Tracking System) data cost and inventory management system earlier this year.

TheMarkets Upgrades MeritMark

Research portal TheMarkets.com has enhanced its MeritMark research evaluation tool, to support more granular feedback from buy-side firms about the quality of sell-side research staff and services.

Kimsey Forecasts Flat UK Data Spend

Spending on market data in the UK is expected to stagnate in 2008, according to an annual survey of UK dealing room technology conducted by Kimsey Consulting.

Opra Data Outage Prompts Tech Fixes

The Options Price Reporting Authority is rewriting software processes that contributed to a data outage last Monday, Dec. 3, following a "rare" hardware failure at The Securities Industry Automation Corp which processes Opra's feed of US options quote…

BvDEP Mints New Products, Partners

Belgian data provider Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP) last week launched a range of new regional variations of its MINT company information database, and announced a partnership with UK-based Perfect Information to make original source…

LSE, Borsa Italiana Detail New Structure

The London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana outlined the combined management structure for its information services division and other business areas via an internal communication last week, following the merger of the two exchanges in October.

Paladyne Integrates Markit

Hedge fund software vendor Paladyne Systems has integrated data from credit and derivatives data vendor Markit into its software for pricing, analytics and order management applications.

AgriCharts Targets Commodities Data

Chicago-based derivatives data and charting provider Barchart.com has set up a new business division to provide data products and Web site hosting for agricultural commodities and futures products, officials tell Inside Market Data .

Revere Maps China Company Data

San Francisco-based research provider Revere Data is in the final stages of extending its company and business classification scheme to include data on companies in China, officials tell Inside Market Data .

eSignal Revamps Quote.com

eSignal, a division of Interactive Data Corp., last week released version 2.0 of its Quote.com portal for professional and individual traders, which adds new charting and portfolio tracking functions.

Wombat Fabric Puts Opra on Single Server

Wombat Financial Software's new Data Fabric middleware reduces the hardware required to process Opra's feed of US options quote and trade data to a single server, officials say.

No Rest for the Wicked

Given how much end users and data vendors complain about the burgeoning Opra feed of US options data, you might think they would have been grateful for a little respite. Not so, apparently, because when a double-punch hardware and software failure…