Apache Authors: John Mertic, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Janakiram MSV

News Feed Item

McObject's eXtremeDB Financial Edition Sets Records in STAC-M3 Benchmark of Market Data Analysis

Works With Kove, Dell and Mellanox to Deliver Unprecedented Results in STAC Audited Report

ISSAQUAH, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 -- McObject® announced today that a new report from the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC®) documents that the company's eXtremeDB® Financial Edition database system achieved the lowest mean response times ever reported for 15 of 17 STAC-M3™ benchmarks. The fully audited benchmark tests evaluated time-series data management (tick database) solutions involving complex queries that were designed by trading firms on the STAC Benchmark™ Council to reflect real-world capital markets computing demands.

Trading in today's financial markets is increasingly a "race to zero" in which improved speed drives profits, and accelerating collection and analysis of trade and quote (TAQ) time-series data provides the greatest competitive edge. Obstacles include surging data volumes and securities prices that can change millions of times per second. Success hinges on low-latency approaches that enable rapid retrieval, storage, and analysis of massive quantities of data, making it possible to exploit fleeting market opportunities, monitor risk, and satisfy regulatory demands.

McObject together with Kove, Dell, and Mellanox bring years of industry experience to the tasks of capturing and analyzing market data, resulting in the best performance ever demonstrated in most of the STAC-M3 Benchmarks. McObject's STAC-M3 implementation leveraged key eXtremeDB Financial Edition features, including column-oriented data storage and a rich library of vector-based statistical functions, to store, retrieve and analyze a year's worth of simulated tick data while measuring the key metric of query response latency.

McObject deployed the DBMS on a Dell R910 PowerEdge server with 40 Intel E7 cores and 512GB RAM, running CentOS 6.2 Linux. For high performance storage, the tests used the Kove® XPD™ L2 memory-disk SSD storage, mesh-connected via Mellanox ConnectX®-2 InfiniBand adapters through a Mellanox InfiniScale® IV QDR InfiniBand Switch to the Dell server. This off-the-shelf solution, capable of delivering the fastest market data analysis, is available today and supported through the vendors named above. The tests were performed by STAC at R-HPC.

The McObject, Kove, Dell and Mellanox products' track records and record-setting performance in the STAC-M3 Benchmark recommends their use together in financial systems including:

  • Trade and Order Execution Platforms
  • Algorithmic Back Testing of Data
  • Real-Time Risk Analytics and Reporting
  • Correlation of Trading and Exposure Across Multiple Asset Classes/Trading Venues
  • Real-Time Ingestion and Analytics of High Volume Market/OPRA Data

"eXtremeDB Financial Edition has emerged as a key tool to purge latency from data-intensive, real-time financial applications. These STAC-M3 Benchmarks leverage the database system's key features including its streamlined design, support for both column- and row-based data storage, and rich library of vector-based statistical functions to deliver the highest speed in analyzing time series data. Together with our partners, McObject is confident recommending this joint solution with eXtremeDB Financial Edition to organizations seeking more profitable trading in today's highly automated capital markets," said Steve Graves, McObject CEO.

"This collaboration yet again extends Kove's leadership in high performance storage, providing real world solutions based on the Kove® XPD™ L2 memory-disk SSD storage for those who need the absolute fastest storage available," said Kove CEO John Overton.

"Faster access to and analysis of information means faster time to answers. This leads to better, and more real-time, business decisions," said Bob Barris, VP of global sales, banking and securities at Dell. "These STAC-M3 Benchmark results prove that with the right technology solution, institutions can be assured they can obtain affordable technology for analyzing market data, despite unprecedented volumes."

"IT departments in financial capital markets are facing huge growth in the volume of market data, while they are also under pressure to improve trade execution times," said Asaf Wachtel, director of financial services business development at Mellanox Technologies. "These STAC-M3 benchmarks are a testament to the bandwidth and latency performance benefits our InfiniBand interconnect solutions provide to the financial services industry, enabling them with faster time to analysis and trade execution."

See the full report at www.STACresearch.com/mcobject.

About McObject

Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject provides the eXtremeDB database system product family to build low latency, high scalability and reliability into real-time financial systems while harnessing the growing volume of data in capital markets. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such NSE.IT, SunGard Kingstar, Transaction Network Services, Dalian Commodity Exchange, Financial Technologies of India Ltd. (FTIL), BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Siemens, Philips, EADS, Spirent Communications, F5 Networks, Motorola and Boeing. Based in Issaquah, WA, McObject is committed to providing innovative technology and first-rate services to customers and partners. For more information, contact at +1-(425)-888-8505, or visit http://financial.mcobject.com.

About Kove
Formed in 2004, Chicago-based Kove is a pioneering leader in high performance memory-disk SSD storage. Kove provides patented, core technology components to solve the most challenging storage and data management needs. Visit http://kove.com.

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage that optimize data center performance. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel. Visit www.mellanox.com.

About R-HPC

Founded in 2005, R-HPC Systems provides technical expertise and optimized HPC cluster resources to the commercial and academic research communities. Visit http://www.r-hpc.com.

McObject and eXtremeDB are registered trademarks of McObject LLC. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information
David Worthington
Fusion Public Relations
(212) 651-4219
E-mail: Email Contact

Ted Kenney
(425) 888-8505
E-mail: Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The Internet of Things (IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today.
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device and system to carry out matched operations without programming. For more information, visit http://www.pulzzesystems.com.
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availabil...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
In the next forty months – just over three years – businesses will undergo extraordinary changes. The exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will see a step function change in how businesses create value, satisfy customers, and outperform their competition. In the next forty months companies will take the actions that will see them get to the next level of the game called Capitalism. Or they won’t – game over. The winners of today and tomorrow think differently, follow different...
“Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudBerry Backup is a leading cross-platform cloud backup and disaster recovery solution integrated with major public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They’re called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some ...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue an...