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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Waiting to find out if these deals get done

Next 24 hours: Plenty of momentum, plenty of hurdles

Today’s report: Waiting to find out if these deals get done

We’re coming out of a quiet holiday Monday that had Japan, the US and Canada in holiday mode. There hasn’t been a whole lot of change in market levels since last Friday’s close, though what little we have seen, has been more risk off.   read report

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Wake-up call

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Regression

We have a problem. A good ol’ fashioned ringbuffer getting full and dropping messages problem. Brilliant, this is definitely what one wants to happen in their Itch market data feed in a production environment.

You know, the delta stream where we broadcast every price change and trade to clients? The one where they expect low latency and to receive every event. Yep, definitely a problem.

So why can a ring buffer get full? Well, it means writes are occurring more frequently than reads – whatever is consuming messages is unable to keep pace with what is publishing them. The consumer […]

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