Nomura Selects Vhayu to Power Algorithmic Trading Applications

Vhayu Velocity’s new direct exchange feed handler for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) implemented for tick processing and persistence of real-time and historical data

LOS GATOS, CA – LONDON, February 27, 2006 – Vhayu, a leading provider of streaming financial market data analytics software, announced today that Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. has deployed the Vhayu Velocity™ tick processing and persistence platform along with a Vhayu direct exchange feed handler for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) to combine real-time data with years’ worth of trade and quote data from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. By implementing Vhayu Velocity, Nomura is able to build algorithmic trading strategies which scan the entire market for every tick of data and uncover historically validated opportunities.

Mr. Akio Hori, Executive Director of Global IT Strategy at Nomura, said, “The Vhayu solution has enabled us to develop advanced real-time analytics that enable our traders to capture market anomalies instantaneously, which is essential in today’s fast paced market.

"We have deployed Vhayu Velocity as an integral component of our high-frequency algorithmic trading applications,” Mr Hori continued. “The Velocity platform helps us to simultaneously analyze and store financial market data, improving our performance and throughput and providing us with a competitive advantage. Vhayu’s impressive local Japanese support has enabled us to continuously evolve our applications and effectively add more sophisticated analytics to our systems."

“We are extremely pleased to have Nomura as a global customer, building upon our strong US and UK relationships with Nomura,” said Jeff Hudson, CEO of Vhayu. “Working with Nomura we have expanded our Velocity offering for the Japanese markets. We now have proven ability to provide local support for our customers in Japan. Due to the strong partnership we enjoy with Nomura we are committed to quickly and efficiently addressing their business needs as they continue to expand their offerings.”

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