Inside Market Data - Vol 23 No 9

Wall Street Source Apps AIM to Cut Time, Costs

Wall Street Source, a New York-based provider of news aggregation and instant messaging technology, has launched a new Web site for distributing multiple messages at once via AOL instant messaging, to reduce the time taken by sell-side sales traders to…

Credit Risk to Drive Data Demand

Market data will become a "critical component" of credit risk management for dealers, hedge funds and regulators following this year's sub-prime crisis and resulting fallout, as market participants seek better ways to value credit derivatives, according…

Credit Suisse Ramps Up Data Capacity

Credit Suisse was able to handle record data volumes in August without system disruptions as a result of a capacity upgrade program that enabled the bank to prioritize improvements for different business lines based on their contribution to-and the…

FPL Warns of Non-Standard Code as FAST Use Grows

In the wake of more exchanges implementing the FAST (FIX Adapted for Streaming data) protocol to reduce the bandwidth required for market data delivery-such as Nordic exchange group OMX, which launched a FAST-enabled datafeed last week-the standard's…

StreamBase, Reuters Ally for Faster Development

Event processing software vendor StreamBase last week unveiled a bundled package of services tailored for use with Reuters' RMDS data platform, to enable developers to more easily create applications that utilize data from firms' RMDS installations.

Markit Preps Global Index With IIC, CDSI

UK-based credit and derivatives data provider Markit is planning to create a global credit index, following its acquisitions of the International Index Company and CDS IndexCo, officials tell Inside Market Data .

CEP Vendors Call for Benchmarks

Providers of complex event processing technologies are calling for independent, verifiable performance benchmarks that potential clients can use to compare and select vendors in a crowded marketplace.

Thomson Readies Local Asia Products

Thomson Financial is increasing its focus on Asian markets with the addition of data sourced from China and local-language components for its Thomson One workstation products, and is looking to bring US products to the region.

Activ Enlists BT for Pan-Asia Data Hubs

Activ Financial is building a pan-Asia network of ticker plants for delivering direct and locally-consolidated exchange datafeeds, using connectivity and datacenter hosting solutions from network and hosting services provider BT Global Financial Services.

Achtung, Baby!

Retired Formula 1 racing champ Michael Schumacher returned to a Ferrari for testing duties last week, and promptly put his younger rivals in the shade. However, Schumi is the exception to the rule: in the market data industry, older inevitably means…

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