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Horizon Partners with Azul to Offer Zing with its Trading Platform

Collaboration improves performance and reduces latency outliers for capital markets

May 28, 2014

Horizon Software, an innovative provider of front-end trading solutions, and Azul Systems Inc., the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced a commercial partnership under which Horizon Software will offer Zing®, Azul’s high-performance Java runtime, as part of its portfolio to deliver increased application productivity and business efficiencies to new and existing customers.

The combined solution offers users of Horizon’s Electronic Trading suite improved low latency predictability, guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and exceptionally high sustained throughput. Without changing the application or hardware environment, Horizon Software customers will profit from an enhanced high-performance, consistent trading environment, capable of handling future business growth.

Jean-Marc Delfarguiel, Horizon founder and CEO, commented: “Equipping our clients with the fastest, most advanced trading solutions is a core principle at Horizon. Our clients need low latency algorithmic trading to efficiently process the vast and growing volumes of financial data and detect and take advantage of market opportunities. I want our clients to know that their trading systems are efficient, fast and comprehensive. Zing is a supercharger for Java-based systems – it has been optimised for high transaction volumes, ultra-low latency, and consistency of performance, providing Horizon clients with the best possible trading and risk management solutions.”

Scott Sellers, CEO of Azul Systems, said: “Latency and jitter are recurring and revenue limiting obstacles in today’s trading environments. By adding Zing to its offering, Horizon can now provide a pioneering solution which will give its clients better predictability, control and performance. Zing is widely recognized as the new performance standard for Java-based applications within the financial sector.”
Jean-Marc Delfarguiel added: “Our clients develop complex, proprietary algorithms, and want to bring them to market in the shortest time. For those financial institutions which need that extra speed, the addition of Zing provides the answer.”

Within the fast-moving capital markets industry, Horizon’s global electronic trading platform covers a wide range of needs in the cash and derivatives markets and is particularly strong in execution management systems, market making and systematic trading.

Zing can be implemented with Horizon’s front end trading solutions simply by replacing the existing JVM – without any recompiling or re-architecting. This allows the system to meet the most stringent service level agreements regarding predictability and the elimination of latency outliers.

About Horizon Software
Established in 1998, Horizon Software provides global financial institutions with a high-performance, comprehensive electronic trading platform for cash and derivatives markets, from an execution management system to market making and algorithmic trading. The system is scalable and easy to install.

With offices in London, Hong-Kong, Paris, Bangkok and Sao Paulo, Horizon Software is widely used by the global trading community, delivering sophisticated software as well as expert advice and outstanding support and customer service. It also provides a range of native connectivity to all electronic exchanges.

Our success is the result of many years of close collaboration with leading market players from the sell-side and the buy-side: investment banks, agency trading firms, hedge funds, brokers, and assets managers.

For additional information, visit: http://www.hsoftware.com

About Azul Systems
@azulsystems
Azul Systems, the industry’s only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that help enable the real time business. Zing is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large working memory, and/or consistent response times. Zulu is Azul’s freely available open source JVM based on OpenJDK, and Azul provides high-quality commercial support options with its Zulu Enterprise offering. For additional information, visit: http://www.azulsystems.com.

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