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Market Liquidity Analysis (MLA) Video June 12, 2008

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I added a video of the Aleri MLA tool on Lab49’s website here.

Lab49 CEP Podcast – Part V April 15, 2008

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The fifth installment of the CEP podcast series has been posted here and on the Lab49 website. This is the third and final part of the interview I did with Daniel Chait of Lab49 and Brad Bailey of the Aite Group.

All of these CEP podcasts and other audio/video sessions we have recorded can be found on the Lab49 website at: http://www.lab49.com/insidethelab/audiovideo

Lab49 CEP Podcast – Part IV April 1, 2008

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The fourth installment of the CEP Podcast series has been posted here. This podcast is the second part of the interview I conducted with Brad Bailey of the Aite Group and Daniel Chait of Lab49. In this part we are continuing to discuss the challenges facing capital markets firms and how CEP provides an opportunity to manage these market challenges in new ways.

All of these CEP episodes, and other  podcasts we have done can be found at http://www.lab49.com/insidethelab/audiovideo

More Lab49 Reports: Mix08 March 11, 2008

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Daniel finished up his coverage of Mix08 in Las Vegas last week by posting some other podcasts:

  • Guy Kawasaki – Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures – Technology evangelist, entrepreneur, Apple Fellow, author of over eight books and frequent technology consultant, Guy shared his thoughts with Daniel about RSS feeds and how competition in software companies has moved beyond operating systems.
  • Eric Zocher – Microsoft’s General Manager for Design Tools – Eric discussed with Daniel what makes Microsoft’s Expression such a great tool; his thoughts on Microsoft’s importance to the web, and how a user can adapt to Expression when coming from backgrounds with other suites.
  • Robert Scoble – tech-head, super-blogger of Scobleizer fame and the host of two new online shows at Fast Company – Robert discusses Microsoft’s relevance on the internet, quick and dirty vlogging procedures, and how aesthetics now play a part in what hardware people choose.

Lab49 CEP Podcast – Part III March 7, 2008

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The third installment of the CEP Podcast series has been posted here. This podcast is the first part of the interview I conducted with Brad Bailey of the Aite Group and Daniel Chait of Lab49. In the interview we discussed many of the market, client and technology trends that are driving the CEP marketplace. The second and third parts of the interview will be posted in the next week or two.

Lab Reports: Mix08 in Vegas March 7, 2008

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Lab49’s Daniel Chait has been busy at Mix08 in Las Vegas checking out the latest from Microsoft. In conjunction with Zoom In Online, he is blogging his observations and has posted a number of interviews he has recorded (so far) with Christian Schorman (Director of Program Management for Microsoft Expression), Anson Tsao (Senior Program Manager for WPF), Bernardo Castilho, (Chief Technology Officer of ComponentOne).

Lab49 CEP Podcast – Part II February 22, 2008

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The second part of the Lab49 CEP podcast Daniel Chait and I recorded is now available, here

In the next podcast to be published (already recorded), I will be discussing with Brad Bailey (ex-Aite Group analyst) some of the industry and client trends he has found through his research on CEP. Daniel also pitched in as a technical expert.

The CEP Podcasts February 11, 2008

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Daniel Chait and I will be hosting a series of podcasts discussing Complex Event Processing (CEP) in Capital Markets. The first podcast is a general discussion on trends leading to the demand for CEP, some of the primary use cases and some discussion on what to look for in a CEP vendor. It has been split into two parts: Part One is here. The series is managed by VoicesInBusiness and sponsored by BEA.

Clients, CEP and Trends January 30, 2008

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At Lab49, we finished a very strong year with a flurry of client and marketing activity. On the client side, we have seen a remarkable uptick in demand from the buy-side (hedge funds) and exchanges. This is in addition to our traditional tier-one sell-side client base.

Complex Event Processing was a big growth area for us (as was large scale computing and WPF), with us continuing to build relationships with the main vendors in the space. Many of these companies have brought us into client opportunities, wanted us to build demos specific to financial services’ front offices, and engaged us in various marketing-related activities. This month we launched a whitepaper with BEA based on our fixed income CEP demo using the BEA Weblogic Event Server (of course, that was not the tipping point for Oracle to buy BEA 2 days later 🙂 ). Recently, Daniel Chait wrote a nice article for Aleri on the practicalities of selecting a CEP vendor. Watch this space for a series of podcasts that I will be hosting with Daniel that will discuss CEP in capital markets with various people from the industry.

In November, a few of us did some brainstorming on some of the cool technologies and IT trends that we think emerge or gain traction in 2008. When we ran these by a number of the horizontal and fintech press, we got some very positive traction, resulting in a whole series of articles, features and podcats we will be writing or contributing to over the next few weeks/months. Network World did a podcast on some of these trends with Daniel during their “Predictions Week”.

Separately, Joe was also interviewed in an article discussing SOAP vs REST

The Chait Chat on Microsoft’s Financial Services Blog December 18, 2007

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Lab49‘s Daniel Chait gets some great coverage on the Microsoft’s Developer & Evangelism Platform – Financial Services blog: Building up to the Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference – The Chait Chat

BEA Event Server Fixed Income Demo September 19, 2007

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Lab49 has been working with BEA on their new Weblogic Event Server (WLEVS) product in the complex event processing space. As part of this effort, we have been building a demo of how one could automatically reprice a portfolio of fixed income instruments against streaming market data. In addition to WLEVS, we used Quantlib‘s C++ libraries and Lab49’s own market data simulator, with the front end built in WPF.

A couple of us from Lab49 attended the BEA World Conference in San Francisco last week and I presented the demo as part of the “Introduction to Event Server” session.

Click on the image below to view a screencast of the demo .. (this is a .wmv version for the moment..)

We were able to run the demo pricing 400 bonds/sec, with 4.6ms latency, on an Intel Quad processor – the folks at Shuttle helped us with their latest snazzy new XPC box. We also developed a cool WPF visualization of the Event Processing Network where we can automatically generate XAML from the underlying EPN configuration which we then data-bind to the event server’s performance monitoring meta-data.

I will put the demo and more information on the Lab49 website, and hopefully we will get it onto BEA’s Dev2Dev portal soon…