Akuna Capital is a fast-growing boutique trading house based in Chicago that specializes in derivatives market-making and arbitrage.Akuna Capital selected Solace messaging appliances as the data distribution layer of their global high-speed trading system. The Solace appliances, which have replaced homegrown middleware, give Akuna a fast, scalable and fully redundant infrastructure that allows them to focus resources on optimizing their differentiating trading strategies.

Akuna considered a number of approaches including commercial alternatives and continuing to invest in their homegrown infrastructure before settling on Solace. Akuna particularly valued Solace’s operational transparency and control, extreme reliability, and features such as diskless persistence, built-in WAN optimization and market data flow control.

“Solace has reduced the complexity and risk of our system while giving us world-class performance so we can focus on what we do best: implement innovative electronic trading strategies.”