Live from WFIC: Jeff Wells Outlines Industry's Capacity Concerns

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Jeff Wells, Exegy and the Financial Information Forum

At industry association FISD's World Financial Information Conference in San Francisco, Jeff Wells, vice president of product marketing at Exegy and co-chair of the Financial Information Forum's market data capacity working group, says that data volumes and capacity issues are a concern for all market participants, and at all levels within their organizations.

With market data traffic setting new record peak volumes last Friday, Oct. 7 (6.65 million messages per second), the markets remain highly volatile, though speakers on a panel moderated by Wells expressed optimism that technology is advancing fast enough to handle the increases, but added that standards around measurement are needed to support capacity planning decisions.

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