CameronTec launches FIX infrastructure tool
22 September 2010 | 2527 views | 0
CameronTec, the financial industry's leading provider of FIX infrastructure and connectivity solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of Orc Software, today announced the launch of the new industry reference for FIX ecosystems, Catalys. Addressing the expanding cross-functional needs of sell and buy side firms, exchanges and ISV's, Catalys offers a highly adaptive, integrated FIX infrastructure based on the industry's most widely-installed FIX engine, CameronFIX.
Recognizing the increasing complexity faced by firms managing decentralized FIX infrastructure in a global environment, Catalys provides enhanced flexibility, control and insight… and delivers much more than a FIX engine:
* High Availability with newly introduced flexibility for allowing trade-offs between optimal performance and data integrity in a variety of topologies,
* Unparalleled compatibility with industry standards for full JMX monitoring, configuration and management,
* Runtime configuration for increased operational flexibility,
* Defined benchmark performance enhancements, and
* Powerful developer testing tools for faster, rigorous development lifecycle and migration — that symbiotically combines JMX and FIX scenarios.
Anders Henriksson, CEO for CameronTec, says: "Catalys reflects our ongoing commitment to provide the industry with the continued and compelling innovation our clients need in today's increasingly competitive markets. As an ISV, we benefit from unique insight into the world of FIX that can only come from a concentration of the world's largest, in-production FIX user-base. For many firms, isolated FIX engines do not address the additional complexities for controlling a global FIX environment."
Max Colas, Chief Product Officer for CameronTec, adds: "Catalys has come about through challenging established paradigms. Its release signals the breaking of legacy FIX deployment patterns, and the formation of a new connectivity cornerstone that enables users to achieve the convergence of the flows of FIX data with the flows that manage the FIX data. Catalys offers an unprecedented environment to develop, test, deploy and operate advanced FIX infrastructures."
"Marking a new direction for CameronTec and the worldwide financial industry, Catalys combines the strength of years of experience in FIX, based on our long-time CameronFIX engine, with framework additions to develop, test, benchmark, configure, deploy and monitor FIX iitor itor FIX infrastructure," comments Steve Christinson, Chief Technology Officer for CameronTec. "Catalys targets a number of industry sweet-spots such as latency. In this regard we have shaved off significant performance fat for both exchange collocation and FIX hubs, with an additional throughput premium on the latter."
Out of the box, Catalys provides the scalability of a management infrastructure that uses the JMX industry standard allowing application configuration that can be monitored and performance- controlled. Catalys is taking FIX further. It is the next generation FIX.