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Metamako slashes MetaMux latency

First Published 9th November 2016

Metamako improves MetaMux latency, announces 'world's fastest' market data filtering.

Dr. Dave Snowdon, Metamako

Dr. Dave Snowdon, Metamako

New York, London and Sydney - Metamako, the provider of deterministic network devices, has announced an improvement to the latency of MetaMux 48, down from 82 nanoseconds to 69 nanoseconds for round-trip exchange connectivity.

Metamako has also launched filtering application MetaFilter, app is available for Metamako's MetaMux 32 and MetaApp 32 devices and will shortly be available for MetaMux 48. With a latency of 95 nanoseconds MetaFilter claims to filter market data up to twice as fast as conventional devices currently on the market. Its latency remains deterministic, regardless of the number of filters and/or rules being applied.

Dr. Dave Snowdon, founder and CTO of Metamako, said: "Each of our devices can have up to 31 individual custom configurations of market data with the filtering being done at record low latencies."

MetaFilter can be used for:

  • Firewall and security purposes, and for privacy in multi-tenant scenarios.
  • Broadcasting a single market data stream to many filters, creating new packet streams with different content.
  • Enabling compliance with exchange market data rules by only giving access to data to those who are paying for it.

Key features include:

  • Fast delivery of data to latency-sensitive applications.
  • Filtering at lower latency than traditional switches and without incurring additional latency for network-card or software-based filtering.
  • Per-port filters allow different servers/applications/clients to receive different data subsets.
  • Available as a software download to all Metamako clients.

Filters can be applied using standard access control lists (ACLs), which allow filtering based on the IP, MAC addresses, UDP or TCP port, VLAN tag, etc, contained within a packet. A typical implementation is to filter low latency market data to reduce the load on downstream application servers or to adhere to exchange market data access rules.