RTS Realtime Systems Group, a trading solutions provider, will start implementing a new technology initiative this month aimed at enhancing the performance of its low- and ultra-low-latency offerings.
The first phase consists of upgrades to the firm’s gateway, infrastructure and application technology, which RTS said would enable clients to reduce trading latency by up to 20%.
Phase one improvements include continued enhancements to the gateways connecting RTS clients to global exchanges. The new offering upgrades the gateway to IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), making use of the high-speed ICE Multicast interface, and to CME Group using the new FIX/FAST Decoder. RTS also offers fully risk-managed, high-speed connections to Eurex, Deutsche Börse’s Xetra platform, NYSE Euronext and other leading exchanges.
The first phase also includes beta testing of the RTS’s technology upgrade that makes the firm’s algorithmic trading solutions 64-bit capable, which the firm said considerably improves throughput and latency, and will enable clients to maximise the power of their hardware capabilities.
RTS contended that the latency improvements would be particularly valuable for clients performing extreme stress testing or back-testing hundreds of strategies simultaneously using full historical tick data.
“Our latency-sensitive clients – particularly those using our API and RTD Tango solutions – should benefit greatly from this new performance upgrade, giving them tools to become more successful,” said Steffen Gemuenden, CEO of RTS, in a statement.
RTS executive board member Alex Lamb added, “The rollout of high-speed interfaces will also play a key role in the next phase of our technology initiative that will restructure and optimise market data across the RTS infrastructure, further reducing latency across markets.”