Sydney, 16 January, 2014 – Fix8 Market Technologies Pty Ltd, today announced the 1.0.0 (GA) release of Fix8, the Fastest Open Source C++ FIX (Financial Information Exchange) Framework. Fix8 encodes a typical FIX protocol message 3.2 times faster and decodes it 3.0 times faster in comparison to other open source C++ FIX frameworks. This translates into reduction of encode latency by 69% and decode latency by 67%.
Commenting on the Fix8 GA release, CEO of Fix8 Market Technologies Pty Ltd, David Dight said “I am very excited to announce the first GA release of Fix8 to the general public. Fix8 is an attractive platform for latency sensitive FIX protocol users who need a well-supported open source C++ FIX library. We are a strong team of developers committed to delivering a solid and powerful FIX library. Our goal is to develop, maintain and enhance this platform for many years to come. To this end we aim to build a strong and active global Fix8 user community. We believe that a bigger user base, a more solid product, and commercial support options will translate into a superior user experience.”
Version 1.0.0 of Fix8 supports all widely used FIX versions - 4.X to 5.X - as well as FIXT1.X. Custom FIX variants are also easily supported and multiple FIX variants can be used in the same application. Fix8 runs on Linux, OSX and Windows and supports IA32, x86-64, Itanium, PowerPC and ARMv7 architectures.
Fix8 project is backed by extensive product documentation, FAQ, issue reporting and tracking system (JIRA) and Wiki guides. The project’s discussion forums provide a platform for community support and are actively monitored by the product developers and power users.
Fix8 is a member of FIX Trading Community, formerly FIX Protocol Limited (FPL). FTC is the non-profit industry association responsible for defining, managing and promoting increased usage of FIX as an enabler for electronic trading.