About Performance Lab
The B2BITS Performance Lab addresses the market demand for high
performance FIX connectivity solutions. It aids clients in
comparing performance characteristics of FIX software from various
vendors, including open source. Results of benchmark tests for
latest versions of the FIX Antenna and FIXEdge are here.
'Upgrade FIX engine'
program is available for new clients.
Antenna is equipped with built-in statistic collector to
fine-tune software in the target environment. User can dynamically
enable FIX Antenna to collect real time
Latency & Throughput
Latency and throughput optimization is a challenging task
especially when we operate under 100 µs (microseconds) time. The
product needs to combine low latency and high throughput
characteristics. We believe that FIX libraries should be tuned to
optimally address the specific trading requirements. FIX Antenna
has several modes of operation to achieve either maximum throughput
or lowest latency, or operate in a balanced mode (throughput vs.
latency).The tests presented here are performed on standard OS
installations. However, we highly recommend tuning the OS and
TCP/stack to achieve maximum performance.
The application sends a preset number of FIX messages to the
socket, while the receiving application reads FIX messages from the
socket. Latency for each message is calculated as time between the
message requested to be sent (point of measurement:
Java) and the message appearing in the network (point of
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Throughput is the amount of data transferred from one place to
another or processed within a specified period of time. FIX Antenna
throughput is a number of message transferred from sender to
receiver per second. It is calculated as the number or sent
messages divided by the delta between the first and the last
message receipt time.
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