Rival Slashes Tick-to-Trade Latency

The vendor achieved the latency gains by moving commonly used data elements into memory


While the vendor declines to provide specific latency figures, citing competitive concerns, officials say it was able to reduce the median tick-to-trade latency of its Rival Trader platform and Rival API by 25 percent as a result of software optimization efforts.

"The speed-up is achieved by carefully reworking the software to place the most commonly used data elements in contiguous memory space, which maximizes our chance of keeping them optimally cached, and reducing data retrieval time," says

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