Market data in the cloud

The Covid-19 pandemic has created new demand for financial information delivery infrastructure to accommodate the many trading and support personnel now working from home (WFH). For many firms, new cloud delivery and hosting capabilities offer a viable solution for supporting these staff, accelerating demand for cloud-based market data delivery infrastructures.

This development has thrown up new challenges for market data and trading technology professionals. While WFH will doubtless continue in some form, it’s clear that not all market data can be migrated to the cloud. Essential market data functions will remain on-premise. High-performance trading applications and low-latency market data connectivity will continue to rely on state-of-the-art proximity hosting data centres.

For many financial institutions, the challenge will be how to manage these several tiers of market data delivery and consumption. Going forward, practitioners will face a three-way hybrid of on-premises, cloud-based (private/public) and colocated market data services in order to support a range of users: from work-from-home traders and support staff to trading-room-based traders, analysts and quants, to colocated electronic applications like algorithms, smart order routers and FIX engines.

This webinar discusses the infrastructure, connectivity and market data delivery challenges facing trading firms as they evaluate their options for the post-Covid environment. The webinar will offer a ‘reality check’ that discusses best practices for embracing cloud, colo and on-prem to support this new mix of user types, with emphasis on capacity, orchestration, licensing, entitlements and system / usage monitoring.

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