CME Adds New IDs to FAST Data Messages

CME introduced FAST Protocol compression for market data two and a half years ago to reduce the amount of bandwidth required to distribute futures and options data from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and then-new acquisition the Chicago Board of Trade.

Using the FAST Protocol to compress data prior to distribution over the exchange's network typically reduced message size by between 50 and 70 percent, though it required firms to decode each message from the FAST-encoded format (IMD, Oct. 1

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