FTSE Group implements Caplin data distribution technology

FTSE Group implements Caplin data distribution technology

Index provider FTSE Group is using technology from UK-based Caplin Systems for the collection, processing and worldwide distribution of bonds and gilts index data.

The Caplin platform is being used to integrate FTSE's databases, data engines and calculation applications and to deliver the resulting information to the required destinations.

The platform provides low-latency bi-directional messaging over internal networks, external links and the Internet. The vendor says the system - which includes products for online trading and the delivery of real-time market data - is designed to offer the same quality of service over the Internet as traditional trading applications achieve over private circuits.

Lance Fisher, IT director, FTSE, says: "FTSE wanted to find a single technology standard that could tie our data elements together internally and manage high volumes of data for onward delivery to quote vendors and clients."

FTSE says it is expanding its technology infrastructure to meet current and future demand for its index services as global investment mandates become more specialised.

Fisher says the group is assessing how it might extend the use of the technology in the organisation.

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