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Ixia TradeView High-Performance Monitoring of Market Data Feeds for Real-Time Monitoring
 
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Financial Services Products

Ixia Tradeview 1000

TradeView High-Performance Monitoring of Market Data Feeds | Real-Time Monitoring | Realtime Market Data Multicast Gap and Microburst Monitoring Tool


The ability to rapidly detect degradation in the quality of data feeds is a major challenge to those who use or transport these vital, real-time market feeds. Market data transport technology is primarily based around the use of multicast, which does not have error correction mechanisms at the network layer. Any packets containing key trade data that have been lost cannot be detected until they are passed through a feed handler system at the end user site.

This causes a number of concerns, primarily:

Application teams may be aware of the problem, but the tools they use may not be available to the network operations teams who are responsible for diagnosing and resolving the issue.
Many feed handlers utilize feed arbitration (between A and B feeds) to auto correct message drops. Thus, application teams may not be aware of problems or quickly pass on details to their network operations teams.
Detecting a problem at the feed handler does not tell you where the problem occurred.

These issues can slow decision making and cause long fault repair times. Also, much technology used to monitor this infrastructure today is either not up to the task or involves expensive processes.
TradeView Solves These Challenges

Now, TradeView™ combines the most up-to-date ASIC and FPGA technologies to deliver high performance monitoring of market data feeds. It almost instantly detects multicast sequence gaps or micro burst and can provide such analysis simultaneously on up to 4 X 10 Gbps communication links or LAN segments— at a price point approximately half of alternative approaches. TradeView is one of a series of a series of Ixia products designed for the financial industry. TradeView offers:

  • 50% reduction in cost compared to traditional, server-based solutions
  • 4x10 Gbps input ports
  • 5x estimated improvement in speed to process transactions compared to other, server-based, monitoring tools
  • Average input to output port 650ns latency
  • High Performance. Uses advanced ASIC and FPGA technology for ultra-high performance. Real-time gap detection of up to 1000 simultaneous multicast channels. Total data analysis rate of 60 million market data messages per second. Detailed traffic statistics available on a feed by feed basis streamed off the device.
  • Cost Effective. 1/2 the price and 5x faster than other traditional monitoring tools. Easily deployed across a network.
  • Smart Filtering. Reduces the time to set up monitoring and capture tools.
  • Integrated with Geneos NetprobeTM from ITRS. Delivers a simple, consolidated view of multicast sequence gaps and microburst events on any Geneos dashboard.
  • Super Reliability. Not dependent on error prone, expensive servers. Wide range of predefined market data feeds.
  • Multicast gap and out of sequence detection with SNMP and Syslog alerts
  • Integrated with Geneos Netprobe from ITRS, delivering a simple consolidated view of multicast sequence gaps and micro burst events on any Geneos dashboard.
  • Microburst detection down to 100 µs intervals and user selectable thresholds
  • Feed Health Monitoring: detect and alert on the absence of data feed traffic
  • Streaming of traffic statistics broken down by feed to 100 µs resolution
  • Smart Feed Aware Filtering via drop down menus
  • Copying of data – e.g. an input port can feed two or more output ports
  • Switching of data – any input port can be switched to any output port
  • Aggregation of data – multiple input ports can feed a single output port – not recommended for latency sensitive applications.
  • Graphical display of last 24 hours of feed anomalies
  • Full help screens on every screen for ease of use
  • Can be fed from either network taps (preferred) or SPAN ports on ethernet switches or via static IGMP joins
  • High reliability, with 100% solid state device. No hard disks to fail.

Feature

Detail

Input (Network) Ports

4 (either 10Gbps Fiber, 1Gbps Fiber/Copper, 100 Mbps)

Output (Monitoring) Ports

4 (used to feed data capture devices if required). From 10 Gbps to 100Mbps

Time Stamping

Events time stamped to one microsecond accuracy

Timing Inputs

PTP – IEEE1588 or PPS (to sync with external clock source) or NTP

Timing Output

PPS (used to sync an external capture device if required)

Maximum number of Multicast Feed Channels that can be monitored on each input port

1000

Aggregate Maximum of Multicast
Feed Channels that can be
monitored

1000

Maximum data rate of monitored messages per port

15 M messages/second

Aggregate maximum messages
of to be monitored

60 M messages/second

Power Supply

Dual redundant swappable power supplies (110/220/240V) AC or DC. Average power consumption less than 125W per TradeView device

Compliance

  • RoHS and CE
  • SNMP, RADIUS and TACACS+ Support

Dimensions

1U height

Inches: L:17.5 W:17 H: 1.75 (CM: L:44.5 x W: 43.2 x H: 4.4)

Weight

11.25 lbs (5.1 kgs)

Transport

Ruggedized D handles on front to ease fitting and protect
connectors and cables

TradeView™ Solves These Challenges

TradeView is ideally-suited to wide-scale deployments and the cost-conscious customer that are not currently addressed by existing solutions.

TradeView is a new type of device from Ixia that combines the most up-to-date ASIC and FPGA technologies to deliver high-performance monitoring of market data feeds. It almost-instantly detects multicast sequence gaps or microbursts. It can provide such analysis simultaneously on up to 4 x 10GE communication links or LAN segments, and at a price point approximately half of alternative approaches. In addition, TradeView can detect the absence of market data messages and stream a summary of traffic statistics and gaps to storage devices and management systems.

One single TradeView alone has the capacity to monitor 60 million trade messages a second, 3 times more than the entire US equities and options markets combined.

TradeView is one of a series of Ixia products designed for the financial industry. These products are specifically designed to provide wide-scale instrumentation of critical trading infrastructure.

Key Functions:

• Multicast gap and out-of-sequence detection with SNMP and Syslog alerts
• Integrated with Geneos Netprobe from ITRS, delivering a simple, consolidated view of multicast sequence gaps and microburst events on any Geneos dashboard
• Microburst detection – down to 100 µs intervals and user-selectable thresholds
• Feed health monitoring – detect and alert on the absence of data feed traffic
• Streaming of traffic statistics broken down by feed with down to 100 µs resolution
• Smart Feed-Aware filtering – via drop down menus
• Copying of data – e.g. an input port can feed two or more output ports
• Switching of data – any input port can be switched to any output port
• Aggregation of data – multiple input ports can feed a single output port; not recommended for latency-sensitive applications.
• Graphical display of last 24 hours of feed anomalies
• Full help functions on every screen for ease of use
• Can be fed from either network taps (preferred) or SPAN ports on Ethernet switches, or via static IGMP joins
• High reliability – 100% solid state device; no hard disks to fail

The Results

• 50% reduction in cost compared to traditional, server-based solutions
• 4x10Gbps input ports
• 5x estimated improvement in speed to process transactions compared to other, server-based, monitoring tools
• Average input to output port 650ns latency

Ixia’s network testing and network visibility solutions provides help ensure your financial network at all stages – from design, to deployment, to production.



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