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55 Dedicated Cloud Compute Optimised Solutions

We have compared compute-optimised instances from 55 vendors, and the cost per virtual CPU differs significantly between different products. 

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Cloud-Native Chronicle Deployment

Traditionally, companies with low-latency requirements deployed to bare metal servers, eschewing the convenience and programmability of virtualisation and containerisation in an effort to squeeze…

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While the cloud offers great convenience and flexibility, the operational cost for applications deployed in the cloud can sometimes be significant. This article shows…

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This article explores how to use method chaining to add routing information to serialised data structures in a lightweight fashion, where the routing information…

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Challenges when Developing a GUI for FIX

This article explores the Challenges in developing a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Financial Information eXchange (FIX) data. FIX is both a protocol and…

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In a previous article I described a way to organise low-latency products as multiple code bases which are bound together with a Maven Bill…

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Why the Cool Kids Use Event Loops

A Discussion On the Benefits of Event Loops in Java. When I was working in software development back in the 1990s, nearly all the…

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How to Develop Event-Driven Architectures

Last month, I wrote an article on Open source Chronicle Wire, that discusses how we could serialise an application’s state into different message formats….

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Unusual Java: StackTrace Extends Throwable

There are things you can do in Java you rarely see, generally because there is no use for it. However, there are some unusual…

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How to Get C++ Speed in Java Serialisation

Using Trivially Copyable Objects to Improve Java Serialisation Speeds For any low-latency software it is vital that the most common operations introduce minimal latency….

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Become familiar with the art of object reuse by reading this article and learn the pros and cons of different reuse strategies in a…

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Creating Terabyte Sized Queues with Low-Latency

Queues are often fundamental components in software design patterns. But, what if there are millions of messages received every second and multi-process consumers need…

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Java serialization is a popular mechanism where you are able to serialize and deserialize complex object graphs; for example where object A can contain…

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Why a Set Can Contain Duplicate Elements

In low-latency applications, the creation of unnecessary objects is often avoided by reusing mutable objects to reduce memory pressure and thus the load on…

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Low Latency Microservices, A Retrospective

I wrote an article on low latency microservices almost five years ago now. Chronicle Software has worked with a number of tier one investment banks…

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Monorepo Versus Bill of Materials: Shaping Your Project

During most of my development career, the usual code organization pattern was monolithic repository or Monorepo. There is a single large version control repository,…

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As most Java developers know, putting values in a Java Map (like a HashMap) involves creating a large number of auxiliary objects under the…

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Chronicle Ring vs LMAX Disruptor

Benchmarks have a natural lifespan that can be improved with more modern hardware. This benchmark was performed on October 7, 2021. Please don’t hesitate…

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Linux File Systems and Application Latency

By The Chronicle Team 14th June 2021 Financial trading systems require extremely low latency. In modern markets, financial instrument pricing changes very rapidly, and…

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The IKEA Effect

The IKEA effect is a fascinating phenomenon whereby consumers place a (sometimes disproportionately) higher value on things that they have either made themselves, or…

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What’s in a trading system? Trading systems are complex beasts. They’ve got to be functionally rich, enabling traders to execute a range of order…

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