Azul Systems and Orc partner to enable smarter high performance trading

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5 November 2014

Orc’s Zing-optimized trading engine allows firms to capture new opportunities thru smarter strategies

 Orc, the global leader in derivatives trading technology and Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced a partnership that enables Orc customers to leverage the power of Zing®, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) targeting environments requiring low latency and high performance. By certifying the Zing Java runtime for Orc Liquidator deployments, Orc’s industry-leading automated trading engine is able to take advantage of the highest throughput and lowest latency Java platform available. Together, Orc Liquidator and Zing deliver a competitive advantage to firms through faster and more consistent trade execution, the capacity to pursue new opportunities, and the flexibility to deploy highly sophisticated automated trading strategies.

Orc Liquidator leads the market because of its unique ability to act on a large number of opportunities across a broad set of markets and asset classes. Over time, firms seek to scale their business by implementing ever more sophisticated strategies that require real-time analysis across very large datasets. By deploying Orc Liquidator on Azul Zing, traders can confidently develop these complex strategies achieving high throughput and low-latency regardless of dataset size.

“Firms choose Orc Liquidator to increase productivity and to trade smarter,” Martin Nilsson, Head of Product Management at Orc Group AB noted. “Zing magnifies the benefits of Orc Liquidator. It allows firms to gain an advantage by deploying even more sophisticated strategies built in Java with confidence in high performance and consistent trade execution.”

“The performance of revenue-generating applications and platforms depends on the entire infrastructure stack,” said Scott Sellers, President and CEO of Azul Systems. “Our new partnership with Orc highlights the importance of deploying applications needing high throughput and real-time execution on the right Java infrastructure. Only Azul’s Zing Java runtime is designed to deliver high sustained throughput combined with low-latency, both critical elements in deploying today’s trading platforms.”

Azul’s Zing is a unique JVM that provides consistent low-latency with high throughput, supports large in-memory datasets without performance penalty, and solves the Java “warm-up” problem. Zing eliminates the operational interruptions and response time outliers often experienced by Java-based trading, risk, and compliance applications in the financial services market. Zing’s ReadyNow!™ technology solves Java’s warm-up problem by allowing applications to start fast at the opening bell and stay fast even as market conditions change during the day. Zing is a fully certified and standards-compliant JVM, enabling traders to benefit from the combination of Zing and Orc Liquidator without needing to recompile or re-code their existing strategies.

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