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June 11, 2010

Two Sigma Investments Picks Solace Systems for Messaging Infrastructure

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributor

Middleware appliances provider Solace Systems (News - Alert) announced that its JMS messaging solution has been chosen by Two Sigma Investments, a provider of process-driven, systematic trading, for use in its core trading infrastructure.

Java Message Service or JMS is a standards-based platform that is said to meet the messaging needs of many applications. Solace’s JMS messaging solution is said to support up to 130,000 messages per second in persistent mode and 10 million messages non-persistent, both with low, consistent latency. Since JMS is a standard API, client applications can connect to Solace’s solution like any other JMS broker, said the company official.

The platform is capable of supporting numerous application-based messaging functions within Two Sigma, which has multiple offices and several billion dollars of assets under management.
Two Sigma claims to have conducted research and testing of competitive messaging solutions before selecting Solace for its performance and high reliability. Solace's message routers are projected to reduce the datacenter footprint of Two Sigma's messaging infrastructure while also providing improved monitoring and management.

"Technological advantage is one of the keys to Two Sigma's success, and we realized that to remain highly competitive we needed to thoroughly evaluate all available messaging technologies," said Christos Zoulas, chief technology officer at Two Sigma.

"We found Solace exceeded requirements during testing and we believe that the quality of their product is outstanding," Zoulas added.

As stated, Initial Two Sigma applications will be in production on Solace in June 2010 with additional consolidation of legacy Two Sigma messaging products planned throughout the year.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

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