With Solace we’ve defined the next-generation infrastructure that will help us extend our position of leadership in trading services.”

Challenge

Liquidnet serves hundreds of asset management firms and dominates block trading around the world, so it’s critical that their systems can reliably deliver all data and orders — once and only once — in the same order they were sent. The messaging solution Liquidnet used prior to Solace had limited throughput that did not meet its business requirements and Liquidnet could not sacrifice reliability to meet speed objectives.

Solution

Liquidnet considered building a system, but decided it would be prohibitively expensive and would pull people away from the work of improving their core platform. Liquidnet selected Solace’s technology for its superior message rate and lower, more consistent latency. Their operations team also valued Solace’s management and monitoring tools which make it easy to configure message queues and troubleshoot problems.

Benefits

With Solace in place Liquidnet saw roundtrip latency drop by as much as 4 milliseconds in critical transactional paths, giving traders the confidence of knowing they have an absolutely up-to-date picture of liquidity and opportunities, and that their transactions will go through without a hitch.