2011 Year in Review: Market Tackles Soaring Data Volumes as Volatility Spikes


Market data traffic rose sharply this year as summer volatility sent markets swinging back and forth, causing new record message volumes, and as newer options exchanges gained traction, leading industry participants to more closely monitor and upgrade their infrastructure to ensure sufficient headroom for the growing rates.

The current record peak according to MarketDataPeaks.com stands at 6.65 million messages per second (mps) on Oct. 7, compared to the 2010 peak of 3.25 million mps—though the

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