FIXEdge is a server application that provides FIX connectivity for standalone client applications. Client applications communicate with FIXEdge through one of multiple transport protocols (e.g. Simple Sockets, TIBCO, CORBA, HTTPs) employing transport adaptors. It is designed to be as easy as possible to install, configure, administrate and monitor trading information flows. It is written in C++ and has a performance profile suitable for the needs of all clients up to and including large sell-side institutions and large volume traders.
The FIXEdge project was started with Sun Microsystems to be marketed as a package that included two Sun servers configured in a HA cluster with the FIX Antenna C++ Sun edition pre-installed and configured (refer to Sun B2BITS FIXEdge data sheet). Eventually, the project grew into an autonomous selling product with a wide range of features that were not included in the original package. The FIXEdge product has been endorsed by companies such as Autex, Thomson Reuters and OMGEO as a preferred connection mechanism.