GigaSpaces Powers Sun’s Market Data Solution

GigaSpaces Technologies announced the successful integration of its high-performance eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) into Sun Microsystems’ strategic Market Data solution to help capital markets customers process high volumes of market data in extremely short processing times, and scale to meet the volumetric growth of market data that is doubling each year. GigaSpaces XAP provides Sun’s Market Data customers the ability to handle and enrich raw data — coming from one or more data sources, including direct exchange feeds — quickly with high throughput and availability. With the addition of the GigaSpaces Enterprise Data Grid, end users can now choose various schemes of in-memory data for extreme low-latency access.
“Many of our customers in the securities industry are facing performance and scalability challenges with their data-intensive trading applications,” said Ambreesh Khanna, Sun Microsystems’ CTO for financial services. “Leveraging GigaSpaces’ ability to process large amounts of data from multiple sources on the grid in real time, with the high performance and low power consumption of our Sun Fire servers, Sun’s Market Data solution is delivering on the primary needs of Wall Street’s largest, most demanding firms.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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