The Value of a Millisecond

We all know that latency matters in a trading system. Jim over on the GigaSpace’s blog has an interesting posting that fully rams home the latency issue. If Amazon found every 100ms of latency cost them 1% in sales, imagine what latency could cost db autobahn or BARX. Autobahn appear to have the lead today in the SDP space, hence I wonder what 100ms latency does to the Deutsche bank e-trading revenue? 1% of $1bn?


~ by mdavey on August 27, 2008.

2 Responses to “The Value of a Millisecond”

  1. So in effect Silverlight and WPF are, by definition:

    The worst trading interfaces in the world.

    Not to mention all the Java and .NET product latencies, those not related to UI. That is 95% of the market.

    Finally, a realisation.

  2. Hi Matt,

    I was watching a video today on building a lock free hashtable for many core systems (100+ CPUs) and remembered seeing a number of parallel/concurrency links on your blog.

    I thought you (or your readers) might be interested in it:


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