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Do Your Testing Methods Deliver?

Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 08 Q1 2008

Much of the underperformance of messaging systems can be attributed to inadequate measuring tools and testing conditions, according to Barry Thompson, Founder and CTO, and Dave Lauer, Senior Systems Engineer, Tervela.

The financial services industry is deploying so-called next generation network devices and software systems to combat the exponential increase in market data volumes and internally-generated messaging traffic. While messaging technologies, such as message-oriented middleware, have evolved, the means used to appraise them have not. This disconnect has led to 'game-changing' technologies failing spectacularly when moved from testing into production. Buy-side firms, in particular, are feeling the pain. For ex

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