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Deutsche Borse Launches AlphaFlash

The algo news feed is now available in a Tokyo data center

Deutsche Borse Market Data & Analytics, a division of the German stock exchange, has now made its algorithmic news feed AlphaFlash available in a data center in Tokyo.

AlphaFlash is hosted in the KVH Tokyo Data Center, which is operated by KVH Co., a leading Japanese IT and communications service provider. This is the second Asia-Pacific location where AlphaFlash is offered.

"As algorithmic and computerized trading continues to evolve in the Asia-Pacific region, Tokyo has emerged as one of the dominant markets in this field. The KVH Tokyo Data Center will allow us to provide AlphaFlash to local trading firms and current customers seeking to incorporate machine-readable news directly into their trading applications," said Georg Gross, head of front office data & analytics at Deutsche Börse.

"The KVH Tokyo Data Center is the ideal managed environment for supporting algorithmic electronic trading by offering proximity hosting and ultra low-latency connectivity to the major exchanges in Japan and key financial cities in the region. We are very excited to have AlphaFlash available within our Trading Avenue environment as our customers will certainly benefit from gaining access to this algorithmic news feed," said Dr. Zhongmin Guo, vice president, telecom and international business unit of KVH.

AlphaFlash is available in nine data centers globally, including co-location and proximity hosting options in Chicago, New Jersey, Washington, Sydney, Frankfurt and London.

Launched in April 2010, AlphaFlash delivers more than 175 machine-readable economic indicators from the U.S., Canada and Europe within milliseconds, according to company claims. Data content includes central bank interest rate decisions, employment numbers, housing statistics and gross domestic product figures.

A version of AlphaFlash that includes macroeconomic data from Asia-Pacific is currently being beta tested and is scheduled to go into full production in 2011. Phil Albinus is the former editor-in-chief of Advanced Trading. He has nearly two decades of journalism experience and has been covering financial technology and regulation for nine years. Before joining Advanced Trading, he served as editor of Waters, a monthly trade journal ... View Full Bio

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