Deutsche Borse Systems will be implementing two new interfaces in the trading systems of the Eurex derivatives exchange and the Xetra cash market in 2011.
The two new interfaces are: a standardized Fix interface for entering orders to facilitate participant access to Eurex and Xetra; and a new interface for netted market data in multicast format.
According to the company, the new interfaces will enable Eurex and Xetra customers to adapt their own trading applications in good time.
The new interfaces will eventually replace the current Values API open interfaces in the medium-term.
Deutsche Borse CIO Michael Kuhn said that the launch of the new interfaces is another key step towards creating the group’s new global trading infrastructure, which will give the group an even greater edge in electronic trading.
“The lowest possible latency and the highest possible data throughput rates, combined with flexible and modular solutions for our customers, are some of the key guidelines for our newly developed high-performance trading infrastructure,” Kuhn said.