Offline Data Feed Verification using Log Compare (“LOGCMP”) an Automated Verification Tool employing Adaptive Testing from INCEPTRUM

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Ottawa, Canada, October 3, 2017 – INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., a solutions provider to the capital markets industry, today announced the availability of its latest automated verification tool, called Log Compare (“LOGCMP”) which supports quality assurance verification (offline auditing) of Market Data and Regulatory (IIROC) Feeds.

LOGCMP is the latest addition to the Data Sentinel suite of automated verification tools from INCEPTRUM and employs the concept called “Adaptive Testing” for true verification test coverage (offline) of Market Feed output.

This new verification approach uses information such as, Drop-Copy and Execution Reports, sourced in from trading system production logs, to re-create a dynamic data reference with which to verify any feed under test.

LOGCMP automatically adapts to different trade flows recorded in production data logs, removing the need for a test engineer to support multiple test setups associated with different trading scenarios. A single test setup in LOGCMP, is all you require to test different trading flows presented to the trading system and verifies that the logged output from multiple back-end data feeds was as expected.

Dmitry Kursov, President & CTO, Inceptrum said, “Our “Adaptive Testing” concept provides a much needed solution for verifying Market Feed output under high load conditions — which is not feasible using traditional functional test setups, due to the non-predictive order of trade matching between counter-parties under variable load conditions. Comparing feed output against a static data reference is not an appropriate test approach under high load conditions, due to changes in trade message sequence and content (i.e. price, volume, etc.) for each test run.”

LOGCMP can be deployed for non-intrusive post-transaction auditing in both development and production trading environments  checking for message drop-outs, out of sequence messages, malformed messages and inconsistent data content on your Market Feeds. One of the key advantages of LOGCMP tool is its ability to run multiple analysis passes on the same post transaction production data logs. The analysis coverage provided by LOGCMP, is identical to the highly acclaimed real-time monitoring tool “FEEDCMP”, released by INCEPTRUM earlier this year and adopted by a major Canadian Exchange.

Please visit https://www.inceptrum.com/en/logcmp/ for more information on this product.

About INCEPTRUM

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry.
For more information, visit 
www.inceptrum.com.

Media Contact:

Ian Hughes,
Inceptrum Technologies Inc.

ian.hughes@inceptrum.com
1-613.699.2016 (direct)
1-877.763.6996 x103 (toll-free)

Adaptive Testing of Capital Market Feeds improves Quality Assurance

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Participants in today’s Capital Markets, consume an ever growing volume of real-time data
from multiple feeds in order to accurately report price and trade-related data for a range of
financial instruments.

Traders, Investors and Regulators, rely on the integrity of market feeds, to execute regulatory compliant
trades in equities, fixed-income products, derivatives and currencies and to maintain market stability.
It is therefore important that feed providers develop a comprehensive test strategy for feed verification
that detects any anomalies under all trading conditions.

Does your feed test strategy cover dynamic high load conditions?

The answer is probably – NO.
Most strategies for feed testing employ a functional test, covering typical trading scenarios. These test
setups are usually comprised of a small number of paired Buy/Sell counter-parties and the trade
message flows are strictly time-lined, with the low submission rates, to ensure synchronization of trade
actions and the repeatability of order matching.
These functional tests are not designed to cover high load conditions.

Why are “High Load” tests difficult to setup?

In a true production environment, the output from Market Feeds is non-predictive.
The output of a feed will have a different message sequence and data content, even if, the trade orders
for each trading session are replayed with the same timed sequence. This is due to the effect of
competing (asynchronous) trading actions from multiple client sessions leading to a different order of
trade matching between counter-parties. The order of matching is affected by factors such as, order
submission rates and the number of clients competing for the same trade.
Since the feed is non-predictive, comparing it output against a static data reference is not a feasible test
setup under high load conditions. The sequence of trades changes and the message content (i.e. price,
volume, etc.) varies between each test run.
This presents a significant challenge to the development of a comprehensive test strategy.

Introducing “Adaptive Testing” for Market Feeds

Adaptive testing uses trade information (i.e. Drop-Copy, Execution Reports, etc.) from within the trading
system, sourced in real-time, to create a dynamic reference stream to verify the messages on the feed
under test.
What differentiates adaptive testing from other approaches is the real-time nature of the reference
data, used to compare both feed message sequence and content.

Single Market Feed test setup covers all trade flow scenarios.

This test technique automatically adapts to different trade message input stimulus without the test
engineer having to change the feed test setup. A single adaptive test setup adjusts to any front-end test
scenario presented to the trading system and automatically verifies that the back-end feed output is
correct.
Adaptive testing can be used to support real-time monitoring of data feeds in both development and
production environments – guarding against message drop-outs, malformed messages and inconsistent
data.
Inceptrum has incorporated this adaptive technique in its new test tool, called Feed Comparator
(“FEEDCMP”) for market data, regulatory and drop-copy feeds.
To learn more about data feed testing, follow the link to Feed Comparator (“FEEDCMP”)
at  www.inceptrum.com/en/feedcmp-2/

 

About INCEPTRUM

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry.
For more information, visit www.inceptrum.com.

Media Contact:

Ian Hughes,
Dir. Business Development,
Inceptrum Technologies Inc.
ian.hughes@inceptrum.com
1-613.699.2016 (direct)
1-877.763.6996 x103 (toll-free)

Leading Canadian Exchange Adopts New Market Feed Verification Solution From Inceptrum Technologies Inc.

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INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., a solutions provider to the capital markets, today announced the deployment of its automated verification tool, called “FEEDCMP”, at a leading Canadian Exchange, enhancing quality assurance testing of Market Data and Regulatory (IIROC) Feeds.

FEEDCMP is the latest addition to a suite of automated test tools from INCEPTRUM and employs a new concept called “Adaptive Testing” for the verification of Market Feeds under variable load conditions.

This new verification approach uses information such as, Drop-Copy and Execution Reports, sourced in real-time from the trading system, to create a dynamic data reference with which to verify the feed under test.

FEEDCMP automatically adapts to different trade flows, removing the need for a test engineer to support multiple feed test setups for different trading scenarios. A single test setup in FEEDCMP is all you require to support any test flow presented to the trading system and verify that multiple back-end feeds are running as expected.

Dmitry Kursov, President & CTO, Inceptrum said, “We are very pleased to have deployed FEEDCMP at a leading Canadian Exchange, less than a month after its official launch. Our “Adaptive Testing” concept provides a much-needed solution for verifying Market Feed output under high load conditions — which is not feasible using traditional functional test setups, due to the effect of asynchronous trading actions from multiple client sessions, producing a non-predictive order of trade matching between counter-parties. Comparing feed output against a static data reference is therefore not an appropriate test approach under high load conditions, due to changes in trade message sequence and content (i.e. price, volume, etc.) for each test run.”

FEEDCMP can be deployed for non-intrusive, real-time monitoring in both development and production trading environments guarding against message drop-outs, malformed messages and inconsistent data content on your Market Feeds.

Please visit https://www.inceptrum.com/en/feedcmp-2/ for more information on this product.

 

About INCEPTRUM

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry.
For more information, visit www.inceptrum.com.

Media Contact:

Ian Hughes,
Dir. Business Development,
Inceptrum Technologies Inc.
ian.hughes@inceptrum.com
1-613.699.2016 (direct)
1-877.763.6996 x103 (toll-free)

Inceptrum introduces Feed Comparator (FEEDCMP) for automated market feed testing

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Ottawa, Canada, May 18, 2017 – INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., a solutions provider to the capital markets, today announced the release of a new verification tool called “Feed Compare” (FEEDCMP) to its existing suite of test automation tools.

FEEDCMP is a fully customizeable feed comparator service, automating testing of the Regulatory, Drop Copy and Market Data feeds.

Dmitry Kursov, President & CTO, Inceptrum said, “We believe that FEEDCMP provides a new and innovative approach to automated testing of a trading system data feeds and improves quality assurance testing. ”

Please visit https://www.inceptrum.com/en/feedcmp-2/ for more information on this product.

About Inceptrum Technologies Inc

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing software and hardware solutions to a wide range of business sectors. The company specializes in providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry.

www.inceptrum.com

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Business Development
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ian.hughes@inceptrum.com


Document: PR170518-1

Inceptrum introduces STUDIO a test case development and results analysis tool

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Ottawa, Canada, May 18, 2017 – INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., a solutions provider to the capital markets, today announced the introduction of new product called “STUDIO”, as a companion product to its existing suite of test automation tools.

STUDIO provides a test engineer with an integrated development and test results analysis environment that provides,

  • for the graphical (and text editor) development of test cases scenarios,
  • the facility for point and click execution of a test case,
  • easy integration with commercial source control systems (Git, Subversion, etc.),
  • built-in test result analysis and presentation of,
    • log files, tabular reports and charting
    • per message type statistics (i.e. for latency, rates, etc.)
    • reporting by individual client session
    • summary reports

STUDIO can be installed on Windows, Linux, Mac and Solaris O.S. platforms.

Please visit https://www.inceptrum.com/en/studio/ for more information on this product.

About Inceptrum Technologies Inc

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing software and hardware solutions to a wide range of business sectors. The company specializes in providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry.

www.inceptrum.com

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Business Development
613.699.2016 (direct)
1.877.763.6996 x103 (toll-free)
ian.hughes@inceptrum.com


Document: PR170518-3

Inceptrum releases TESTBENCH 1.1.0 for its automated test tool suite

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Ottawa, Canada, Mar 18th, 2017 – INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., a solutions provider to the capital markets, today announced the release of a new version of its verification tool called “TESTBENCH” (v1.1.0) for its suite of test automation tools.

This latest software release provides:

  • Support for Multicast UDP
  • Support for native trading protocols (i.e. ITCH/OUCH etc.)

Please visit https://www.inceptrum.com/en/testbench/ for more information on this product.

About Inceptrum Technologies Inc

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing software and hardware solutions to a wide range of business sectors. The company specialises in providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry.

www.inceptrum.com

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Media Contact

Ian Hughes
Business Development
613.699.2016 (direct)
1.877.763.6996 x103 (toll-free)
ian.hughes@inceptrum.com


Document: PR180318-2

Java FIX Protocol Engine 4.0.1

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Ottawa, ON – Feb 16th, 2017 – INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., today announced the release of its latest Java FIX Protocol Engine 4.0.1.

This latest software release provides:

  • Support for Multicast UDP
  • Support for native trading protocols (i.e. ITCH/OUCH etc.)

For more information, please contact our sales department at “sales@inceptrum.com

About Inceptrum Technologies Inc

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing software and hardware solutions to a wide range of business sectors. The company specializes in providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry. www.inceptrum.com

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Document: PR180216-2

Inceptrum Delivers FIX Testbench, an Automated Test Platform to the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)

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Ottawa, Canada, August 17, 2016 – INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., a FIX infrastructure solutions provider to the capital market industry, today announced that the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has deployed FIX Testbench, an automated test platform (with high session capacity) for verifying and profiling FIX trading networks.

CSE selected FIX Testbench to automate, Functional, Performance and Stress testing of their FIX trading network, while also reducing test execution times and associated operating costs.

” We selected Inceptrum because of our past experience working with their flexible, feature rich, cost-effective FIX infrastructure solutions said David Timpany, Vice President, Technology & Operations, CSE. “The recent release of their high capacity automated test platform, FIX Testbench, provides us with the next step in our strategy to fully automate our Regression testing that compliments other initiatives at the CSE, focused on cost and operational efficiency and increased quality assurance ”

Dmitry Kursov, President & CTO, Inceptrum said, “The rapid adoption of FIX Testbench by CSE, is proof, that we are providing the right set of features, such as, the ability to execute and profile 1000+ FIX sessions within a single test run. We believe that our new FIX Testbench platform provides an innovative, cost effective and flexible approach for FIX trading network and application testing.”

 

Please visit https://www.inceptrum.com/en/testbench/ for more information on this product.

About CSE

The Canadian Securities Exchange is home to more than 300 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors. The exchange provides trade execution, smart routing, risk management, compliance and market information services for Canadian listed instruments. Recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004, the CSE is designed to facilitate the capital formation process for public companies through a streamlined approach to company regulation that emphasizes disclosure and the provision of efficient secondary market trading services for investors.

www.thecse.com

About Inceptrum Technologies Inc

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing software and hardware solutions to a wide range of business sectors. The company specializes in providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry.

www.inceptrum.com

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Document: PR160817-1

INCEPTRUM ships the FPR2402 FIX Protocol Router

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Ottawa, ON – June 1, 2015 – INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., today announced it has started production shipments of the FPR2402 FIX Protocol Router, which represents the next generation of FIX Protocol routing appliance from INCEPTRUM.

The FPR2402 FIX Protocol Router is an enterprise level low latency FIX message router, targeting high volume, high availability trading networks (Exchange / ECN / ATS) found in the financial industry.

The release of the FPR2402 appliance, quadruples the FIX message throughput and reduces message data latency by thirty-five percent (35%), compared to the original FPR1202 routing appliance, launched in 2013.

The FPR2402 routing appliance supports a wide range of FIX protocols standards from FIX4.2 through to FIX5.0, with many advanced features such as, FIX client session aggregation; message routing based on business rules; built-in fail-over redundancy and dynamic load balancing on Gateway servers.

The FPR2402 routing appliance is housed in an industry standard 1U form factor rack mountable enclosure, and supports a range of configuration options.


” The FPR2402 FIX Protocol Router is our second low latency offering in a series of planned solutions, targeting FIX Protocol networks used by the financial industry. We are very pleased by the initial response from our customers to the launch of this next generation routing appliance – as evidenced by the quick placement of sales orders, after the initial product announcement. ”
Dmitry Kursov
President & CTO, Inceptrum Technologies Inc

 

About Inceptrum Technologies Inc

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing software and hardware solutions to a wide range of business sectors. The company specializes in providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry. www.inceptrum.com

 

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Document: PR150601-1

Latest FPR application software Release (v3.0)

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Ottawa, ON – May 15th, 2015 – INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc., today announced the release of its latest FPR application software (v.3.0) for use with both the FPR1202 and FPR2402 series of FIX Protocol ADC appliances.

This latest software release provides:

  • Supports the new FPR2402 Series of FIX Protocol ADC appliances,
  • Supports the new Graphical configuration management utility (“fixManager”),
  • Provides a new High Availability (HA) configuration mode (“ACTIVE / ACTIVE”).

 

All new shipments of FIX Protocol ADC appliances will be shipped with this latest software and existing ADC appliances, can be updated under existing Software Maintenance Plans (SMP).

For more infomation, please contact our sales department at “sales@inceptrum.com

 

About Inceptrum Technologies Inc

INCEPTRUM Technologies Inc. is a Canadian privately held company, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing software and hardware solutions to a wide range of business sectors. The company specializes in providing creative, leading-edge, low data latency solutions for the financial industry. www.inceptrum.com

 

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Document: PR150515-2