NovaSparks Adds Bats Options Feed Support

FPGA ticker vendor claims processing speeds for Bats options markets of less than one microsecond.

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Officials say the Bats options feeds are “among the most challenging” for feed handlers—including those of Bats parent the Chicago Board Options Exchange—because of their high message rates and full-depth information, requiring heavier processing capacity to reconstruct order books.

“CBOE and BATS Options are very different feeds. CBOE is a level feed. It publishes five-level-deep books. BATS, instead, is an order-based feed, also referred to as full-depth feed. This means that the feed is prov

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