Thomson Reuters Launches Significant Enhancements to its Direct Feed Architecture

22 April 2009

Thomson Reuters today announced its new direct feed technology, designed to provide market participants microsecond access to leading execution venues. This scalable solution, tuned to deliver market leading performance has been developed in response to increased data volumes, market volatility and requirements for low latency.

Thomson Reuters Data Feed Direct (RDF-Direct) delivers highly consistent performance during peak and forecasted market data volumes for trading venue feed connectivity. The upgraded architecture leverages recently released technology including multi-core processing, resulting in decreased latency, improved system performance, and smaller client side footprints. Initial tests demonstrate an eight fold improvement in throughput, future proofing customer investment against ever rising market data rates, and a four fold improvement in latency.

Speed and access to market data is of paramount importance. Clients will now have the ability to leverage Thomson Reuters proximity hosting services to gain direct access to the markets in which they trade.

Mike Powell, Global Head of Enterprise Information, Thomson Reuters, said, “Access to accurate, reliable and timely market data is necessary to navigate today's fragmented markets. The new enhancements to RDF-Direct demonstrate Thomson Reuters commitment to expanding its real-time solutions, embracing the latest technology innovations to provide clients with a competitive edge.”

Thomson Reuters currently has over 50 premium low latency venues available via direct exchange connectivity, in addition to more than 300 markets available via its leading, real-time feed solutions.

The core value of this offering is the ability to leverage Thomson Reuters suite of real-time solutions. The unique combination of connectivity, direct and consolidated feeds, and data distribution platform provides for seamless integration of real-time content and value-added analytics.

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