Today we're excited to report that Thomson Reuters has selected StreamBase as its complex event processing (CEP) platform for a broad set of initiatives. CEP "flips the database on its head" by providing the ability to monitor, analyze, and act on events happening in real-time, rather than looking in the rear-view-mirror of what happened yesterday, last week, or last month. CEP powers real-time, big data applications on Wall Street including high frequency trading, pre-trade risk management, surveillance, market data management, smart order routing, pricing, settlement, real-time P&L, monitoring - applications from front to back office on Wall Street.
Why did Thomson Reuters partner with StreamBase for CEP? Initially, they announced four reasons:
StreamBase in Elektron Brings CEP to Thomson Reuters' High-Speed Cloud
The StreamBase platform lies at the heart of a new generation of real-time, automated applications on Wall Street. As the use of CEP continues to grow, our customers increasingly ask to deploy some of their applications in the cloud. They want their automated processing to happen as close to the exchange as possible for the lowest possible latency, and they want secure and reliable access to their market data.
Thomson Reuters announced that they will provide StreamBase CEP in Elektron, their open, global, ultra-high speed and resilient network for the financial industry. By adding StreamBase CEP to Elektron, Thomson Reuters is creating the industry’s only platform that includes comprehensive real-time and historical data, high capacity network connectivity, managed hosting services, and CEP for rapid application development and strategy deployment.
The First End-to-End Quant Platform for Back Testing, Algorithmic Development and Deployment
Although StreamBase is all about acting on what's happening now, the knowledge of what happened yesterday is essential for any automated system. History is essential to discover trends and patterns in event streams. History is essential to back test automated strategies. History is essential to gain perspective on real-time actions at execution time. Over 90% of applications that use StreamBase also use some form of historical event data management.
Thomson Reuters will integrate StreamBase with the Enterprise Platform for Velocity Analytics, which integrates all Thomson Reuters content, including tick history, reference data, corporate actions, condition code processing and cancellation and correction messages. It also brings together many disparate third party applications including data management solutions, EMS, OMS, price discovery, back testing, trade surveillance and low latency execution capabilities across the quantitative research and trading workflow.
By integrating Velocity Analytics with StreamBase CEP, Thomson Reuters has created the first end-to-end quant platform for back testing, algorithmic development and deployment.
Thomson Reuters Applications "Powered By" StreamBase
Thomson Reuters will deliver a suite of applications that are “powered by” StreamBase CEP to address low-latency workflow. CEP inside will provide Thomson Reuters clients the benefit of time to market usually associated with turnkey solutions, while at the same time allowing full customizability of the underlying application. One application Thomson Reuters already provides is the real-time surveillance application from Redkite financial which is based on the StreamBase CEP platform.
StreamBase and Thomson Reuters FX Solutions
The FX markets have rapidly emerged as an important market for the capabilities of CEP. Thomson Reuters announced that StreamBase CEP will complement the existing Thomson Reuters Dealing Aggregator FX trading solution, available exclusively to Thomson Reuters Dealing customers, by providing CEP capability in tandem with the low latency algo trading platform.
Why did Thomson Reuters choose StreamBase? Mike Powell, Global Head of Enterprise Real-Time Solutions for Thomson Reuters, said it this way: “The financial market landscape continues to evolve rapidly, meaning that nimbleness and time to market have become essential for market participants. Elektron empowers our customers to innovate and achieve high performance through a seamless infrastructure that brings together global market participants, delivers world-class content and creates a suite of new added-value services. The combination of StreamBase’s market leading CEP engine together with Elektron will provide a platform for us to deliver flexible and sophisticated solutions to our customers faster and more efficiently.”
For StreamBase, we’re excited about the vast resources and capabilities of Thomson Reuters can provide our customers. We’re honored to be selected as Thomson Reuters’ CEP platform of choice - their selection validates our focused approach to CEP, the ever increasing importance of the cloud and real-time big data, the disruption of simplicity, and the continued need for low latency and scalability on Wall Street.