The guys from Exegy who run the Market Data Peaks website say market data rates will only continue to increase. I agree – although I’m not sure doubling in 2010 is necessarily in the cards. Either way everyone needs to be ready. An excerpt:
Data rates will certainly continue to grow with trading firms keeping considerable excess capacity on hand to handle unexpected market events,” noted Kevin McPartland, a TABB Group senior analyst specializing in OTC derivatives as well as technology issues. “We must also look to OTC markets such as FX and US Treasuries that are seeing huge growth in automated trading – where automated trading goes, increased data rates follow.