AX Trading Network Standardizes On Informatica For Low-Latency, High-Reliability Messaging

Securities Startup Creates Next Generation Trading Platform in a Matter of Months with Informatica Ultra Messaging

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 07, 2011 -   News Facts:
  • Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced that securities trading startup, AX Trading Group, has standardized on Informatica Ultra Messaging software as the backbone for its next-generation trading platform.
  • The AX Trading Network platform is a new Alternative Trading System (ATS) that helps source liquidity in tough-to-trade situations. AX Trading Network is a private trading community that connects traders in a safe, secure environment to find latent liquidity and achieve best execution.
  • The AX Trading Network platform is based on a decoupled service-oriented architecture comprising multiple gateways, a matching engine, a market data provider, a persistence engine, Web-based systems and clearing systems.
  • Informatica’s Ultra Messaging Persistence Edition provides guaranteed messaging using Informatica’s innovative Parallel Persistence architecture. Parallel Persistence provides low latency guaranteed messaging without the need for centralized messaging brokers or specialized hardware infrastructure, such as Storage Area Network systems, found in traditional “store and forward” designs resulting in faster trades.
  • Informatica Ultra Messaging has helped AX Trading Network:
    • Develop its distributed enterprise systems environment in under six months, which would normally take more than a year.
    • Reduce costs associated with underlying hardware and network infrastructure because of Ultra Messaging’s efficient and innovative design.
    • Lessen the risks inherent in building a sophisticated, high-volume trading platform from scratch.
    • Eliminate single points of failure across its systems environment and maintain 100% up-time since go-live through decoupling and a zero-latency failover configuration.
    • Gain the flexibility to quickly add new systems and launch new services.
  • Additionally, AX Trading Network is using Informatica Ultra Messaging Streaming Edition to power its market data redistribution channel, which will take in market data from 13 different U.S. securities exchanges and route trading orders to the best-priced exchange.
  • As AX Trading Network executes on its business expansion plans, it intends to scale its Informatica implementation to provide low-latency messaging and failover support across additional geographic sites.

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Supporting Quotes

  • “Informatica is providing the core technology we need to become a broker/dealer and successfully run our business,” said Mohan Thurairajah, executive vice president and chief technology officer, AX Trading Network. “Using Informatica Ultra Messaging, we’ve been able to quickly build persistent services for the entire enterprise. We’ve also avoided having to invest in a costly hardware infrastructure because of Informatica’s neutrality, we know their solutions work on commodity servers and still delivers the highest possible quality of service. Clearly, relying on Informatica has been the right decision.”
  • “Building a trading platform from scratch is a daunting undertaking,” said Mark Mahowald, general manager, Ultra Messaging, Informatica. “AX Trading Network’s success in this endeavor illustrates why Informatica Ultra Messaging has become the messaging product of choice for so many organizations looking to achieve top messaging performance, reduce infrastructure costs and optimize system resilience.”

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world turn to Informatica to gain a competitive advantage in today’s global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. Worldwide, over 4,350 enterprises rely on Informatica for data integration and data quality solutions to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise, off premise and in the Cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com. Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporationhttp://www.linkedin.com/company/informatica and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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