Delivering trading advantages to members

There is only one type of failure at an exchange or trading venue: a high profile one

Exchanges and liquidity venues run complex networks of technology. They manage a colossal number of processes and extremely high volumes of data. One small glitch or anomaly can have dramatic consequences.

Increased regulatory scrutiny and a more anxious, unforgiving market means venues need to take action. Now more than ever, they must consider how they monitor a complex and interconnected infrastructure of applications and business processes and ensure they are iron-clad.

When you are dealing with other people’s money, responsibility cannot be shirked. This makes application monitoring for exchanges and liquidity venues business critical.

Geneos for Exchanges and Liquidity Venues

ITRS’ real-time monitoring solution, Geneos, allows exchanges and liquidity venues to spot and fix problems across their entire IT environment quickly. It collects, analyses and visualises information on core applications, providing insights on performance from one central point. Geneos dashboards display key information so only meaningful data is provided for trending analysis and capacity management. This means preventative measures can be taken to reduce the risk of glitches and outages while better predicting and managing business demands. Information displayed can be tailored to the end user’s requirements, ensuring only data relevant to their role is received.

Geneos monitors operational performance across the following areas:

  • Market data
  • Client connectivity
  • Broker services
  • Post-trade reporting
  • Away markets
  • Matching engines

Geneos collects information from multiple sources including third-party and bespoke applications. It is able to handle high volumes at low latencies. It provides technical and business metrics including the real time status of connections, price deviations, trading activity, price comparisons and compliance with best execution requirements. Alerts are sent via email or SMS or can be streamed to prompt automated remediation processes and start-ups. 

As monitoring needs change, so too can Geneos. Geneos provides a complete out-of-the-box solution that can be enhanced with the addition of our preconfigured plugins for third party vendors. There is also a development toolkit available to further enhance your Geneos solution, providing the ability to add custom and bespoke systems into your Geneos monitoring environment.

Use cases:

  • Simplifies and automates real-time application monitoring at exchanges and liquidity venues
  • Cuts down noise and provides easy-to-share performance data relating to key technical and business metrics only
  • Makes trouble-shooting easier and decreases the time taken to resolve issues and outages
  • Reduces the potential of failures, outages or severe events helping firms meet regulatory requirements

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