Last month, the sFOX Engineering team completed a major upgrade to our cloud infrastructure, and the results have been nothing short of impressive. This upgrade has a significant and positive impact on the performance of our platform, and we are excited to share some of the highlights with you.
Boosting Platform Performance
Performance optimization was a major focus of this upgrade, and our internal service messaging system underwent significant optimization. This has resulted in a drastic speeding up of order book publishing rates, which has, in turn, led to even better trade execution performance. To put it into numbers, order book publishing rates have never been faster, and we are committed to continuing to speed up publishing as the system allows.
- 7X increase in order book publishing rates –significantly improving price discovery on sFOX and drastically increasing fill rates.
- 3X increase to API order entry rate limit –increasing from 20/sec to 60/sec, providing our users with greater flexibility and a better overall experience.
- We have also focused on improving our FIX trading API performance, and the results have been remarkable. FIX order update latency has been reduced by a staggering 75% to under 10 ms per update. This significant improvement in performance will enable our traders to make better decisions and react more quickly to market changes.
Reducing security risk
Security is another critical aspect of our platform, and we have moved our primary Kubernetes infrastructure to AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). This has provided us with better system security, as master nodes are protected, reducing operations overhead and risk. Additionally, EKS provides us with lower-effort upgrade paths, making it easier for us to ensure our platform is always up to date with the latest security patches.
Minimizing platform downtime and ensuring continuous availability
Finally, we have moved to a fully IaaS system (Infrastructure as Code), which has enabled us to establish a tighter disaster/recovery blueprint. This ensures that in the event of a disaster, we can recover our system in under four hours, minimizing downtime and providing our users with the continuity they need to continue trading.
In conclusion, this major upgrade to our cloud infrastructure has had a significant impact on the performance, security, and overall resilience of our platform. We are excited about the possibilities this has opened up for our users and will continue to invest in improving our platform’s performance and security. As always, we remain committed to providing our users with the best possible trading experience.
If you are interested in discovering more about our platform and trading digital assets like a pro, we welcome you to schedule a call with one of our proficient experts.