The trading platform includes a low-latency FantasTickTM Ticker Plant to process direct market data feeds , high-performance FIX Engines with drop-off capabilities, Algorithms Hosting Engines, a centralized Risk Management Server and a Trading Controlling Console to monitor and manage trading activity and to supervise state of the entire trading system. The platform is a distributed scalable solution that can run on a single PC or on a group of PCs for the purpose of load distribution.
During trading the platform does not deploy a traditional database. That is why it is extremely efficient and is not affected by problems typical for database-oriented trading systems. Significant spikes in market activity can be quite challenging for any traditional relational database when order flow in a trading system reaches several thousand a second.
The platform also features market simulation environment where simulated orders execution is driven by feed replay using recorded raw market data feed files. This functionality can be very handy for strategies back-testing.