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London Stock Exchange

Updated: October 18, 2006

As part of its strategy to win more trading business and new customers, the London Stock Exchange needed a scalable, reliable, high-performance stock exchange ticker plant to replace its earlier system. Roughly 40 per cent of the Exchange’s revenues are generated by the sale of real-time information about stock prices. Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework in Windows Server® 2003 and the Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000 database, the new Infolect® system has been built to achieve unprecedented levels of performance, availability, and business agility. Launched in September 2005, it is maintaining the London Stock Exchange’s world-leading service reliability record while reducing latency by a factor of 15. Its successful implementation, with support from Microsoft and Accenture, shows the London Stock Exchange’s leadership in developing next-generation trading systems.

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Customer Profile

The London Stock Exchange was established in 1801. With 440 employees, it is the world’s premier international equity exchange and a leading provider of services that facilitate the trading of shares.

Business Situation

The London Stock Exchange needed a scalable, reliable, high-performance, and agile stock exchange ticker plant to replace an outmoded system. About 40 per cent of its revenue comes from selling real-time market data.

Solution

Working with Microsoft and Accenture, the London Stock Exchange replaced its London Market Information Link (LMIL®) system with Infolect®. It used the Microsoft® .NET Framework, the Microsoft Visual C#® .NET development tool, and the Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000 database.

Benefits

Substantially faster for trades than previous system

One hundred per cent reliable on high-volume trading days

Partner

Accenture

Software and Services

Microsoft Server Product Portfolio

Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Operations Manager

Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual C#.NET

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005



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