Wombat Financial Software, a trading technology provider, last week unveiled the next generation of its messaging platform, Wombat Data Fabric. This new technology is based on open standards and has been developed in partnership with Voltaire, a provider of InfiniBand-based grid backbone solutions.
Wombat Data Fabric can sustain more than one million 200-byte messages per second over a Voltaire switch in less than 100 microseconds using commodity hardware. It reduces latency and latency volatility and increases CPU performance and system throughput, resulting in a solution that can satisfy the performance demands of the front office while providing a crucial tool to help IT managers reduce their data centre footprint, according to Wombat.
The two firms embarked on a research and development project 18 months ago to provide a native InfiniBand middleware version of the Wombat messaging platform using Voltaire's software libraries. Wombat Data Fabric is currently being piloted, with full commercial release expected later this year. Wombat Data Fabric will be an integral part of the Wombat platform, compatible with the current version of the MAMA API, and offering out of the box support for Wombat's feed handlers, entitlements, Superbook and Acumen solutions, and full suite of management tools.
"We used the term 'next generation' some five years ago when we flattened the prevailing market data distribution architecture because it was a true inflection point, and one that allowed us to capture leadership in the market," remarks Danny Moore, CEO, Wombat. "Today we're announcing an architecture that's every bit as disruptive. We believe the notion that customers must sacrifice the manageability and low cost of open hardware platforms to achieve seven figure throughput at blisteringly low latencies is a myth."