Aegis Software, a provider of trading and testing solutions, has released version 8.0 of its FIX-based testing toolset, which comprises Exchange Simulator and Client Simulator. The company says the new versions of these tools feature more functionality and higher performance, and include many new exchange simulations.
Highlights of the new 8.0 release include: full FIX 5.0 support, FAST market data publish and subscribe, AMEX AEMI and Sydney Futures Exchange simulation, Nasdaq intra-day cross, mass quotes and improved scripting capability with structured, multi-step test case scenarios. Aegis says NYFIX, a trading technology firm, has recently licensed the products after an extensive evaluation.
“NYFIX was looking for a real-time, exchange-like FIX compliant destination that would enable us to test our brand new Euro Millennium system, and simulate preferred broker destinations,” said Troy Hamilton, managing director and global head of quality at NYFIX, in a statement. “Aegis has proven to be a valuable business partner. They have successfully met a challenging timeline, delivered new functionality as requested, and helped us achieve a 24/7 available exchange that is FIX compliant.”
Exchange Simulator and Client Simulator are designed for testing FIX-based trading systems for both the buy- and sell-side. They tackle functional, regression and performance testing. The toolset is designed for use by developers, quality-assurance and support teams.
Client Simulator is used to simulate inbound FIX sessions, whether from internal or external customer sources. Exchange Simulator simulates over 25 pre-packed exchanges, from equities, options or futures destinations, as well as simulate custom FIX venues such as dark pools and custom broker/dealer destinations. Exchange Simulator can process real-time market data from Reuters, Wombat, Comstock and many other consolidated and direct-market feeds.