Much of the technical standards work within the FIX Trading Community over the past several years could be classified as long tail stuff. If you will recall the long tail is providing some benefit or service to a niche or small group of users. With the main use of FIX being FIX.4.2 and FIX.4.4 based pre-trade through post-trade processing for equities, futures, options, FIX, with a smattering of fixed income thrown in for good measure, I struggle with the amount of effort we go through within the FIX community to provide features for smaller and smaller groups of users.
At the same time we have an effort going on around high performance standards that have strong technical merit, but has yet to catch that spark in the community that will lead to wide spread adoption, with the exception of the Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) championed by the CME.
In this paper Jim Northey discuss questions such as; how do we improve the standard to bring the most value to the widest number of users? Do we try and push a high performance protocol into the mainstream? Do we try and move the community to FIX.5.0SP2? Should we be doing something else?
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