Tag Archives: infrastructure

Packing a Stock Exchange into a Box (Securities Industry News)

Not only does everyone on Wall Street need faster servers, but they need them to also take up less space and less power.  No small order.  This story discusses where “exchange in a box” is feasible. The amount of market data is growing at the rate of 100 percent … every year, notes Kevin McPartland,… Read More »

AbsoluteReturn – Hey, you, get on my cloud

This article talks about adoption of cloud computing by hedge funds.  Most agree it has a place, but that place is limited.  A clip: Kevin McPartland, a senior analyst with the research and advisory firm TABB Group, says one function that may not be cloud-ready is trading. Placing trade-order management or execution onto servers in… Read More »

Information Management – Data Centers as Important As Trading Floor, Says Tabb Group

“From a sell side perspective, it means that those guys–major data center providers such as Equinix and Savvis– should look to expand current client footprints as the sell side looks to reduce server scatter (when firms use space in a variety of geographic locations),” McPartland explained to Securities Idustry News. “So if a major dealer is… Read More »

WS&T – Sell-Side Equity Technology Gets Smarter in 2010

So, the sell side will continue to invest in infrastructure to grow capacity as the market demand for trading U.S. equities grows, but McPartland predicts it will look for smarter ways to do this and that growth will be smaller in 2010 than in the past. Full Article Here

Business demands to outpace trading tech budgets in 2010

McPartland argues that because a completely virtualised and highly utilised infrastructure is still years away for sell-side equities technology, a large gap exists between what is currently possible and actually done. In that same vein, cloud computing will be a part of equity IT strategies in the future but security concerns leave it more interesting… Read More »

Securities Industry News – Ten Trading Technology Trends and Tools for 2010

Networking (both intra- and inter- data center). Growing market data message rates and shrinking latency have made networks a key focus of the sell side, said Kevin McPartland, senior analyst with the Tabb Group.  “Upgrades of data center network equipment and purchases of long distance bandwidth will accelerate driven by current bandwidth requirements and future… Read More »

US Equity Technology 2010: The Sell Side Perspective

Download Full Report Here The study focuses on US equity infrastructures and is based on conversations with CIOs, CTOs, and heads of technology at 24 sell side firms.  Bulge bracket firms accounted for one quarter of total participants, however this equates to two thirds of all bulge bracket firms.  The discussions covered usage and trends… Read More »

Trader's – High-Frequency Trading Is a Tough Game

The cost of the technology and infrastucture needed to support high-frequency trading is “tens of millions of dollars” per year, according to Kevin McPartland, a senior analyst at financial services research firm TABB Group. He moderated a panel sponsored by TABB Group and Switch and Data, a data center operator, last Thursday. This article is… Read More »