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Feb 28 2019
Helps us determine where to focus our performance improvement efforts and provides us with venue performance analysis
What is most valuable?The performance metrics are pretty good. We've got everything from the network layer to the actual application layer. We can see what's going on with things like sending… more»
How has it helped my organization?What we've done a lot of work on is tick flow. We generate prices on various instruments, for example DAX Futures. We need to understand, internally, how long does it take… more»
What needs improvement?There is definitely room for improvement in the reporting. We've tried to use the reporting in Corvil but, to me, it feels like a bolt-on, like not a lot of thought has… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?My perspective can be summarised as Corvil is a bit expensive but you get what you pay for. I like the way they've decoupled the hardware now. That makes sense because… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We didn't have a previous solution. We were running custom scripts and parsing logs before Corvil. We had some latency-analysis tools but they were all things built… more»
What other advice do I have?Definitely understand how your traffic is flowing and remember that Corvil won't magically fix your latency issues, rather help you identify where they are and what impact… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We evaluated the product against ExtraHop which you could argue was not the correct thing to do as the products are targeted for similar but different use cases. We, quite… more»
Mar 02 2019
What is most valuable?The latency measurements are the most valuable feature. It has the entire view of our platform, as we would see in our own internal processes. It has all the decoders so it's capturing every network packet and it's decoding in real-time and it's giving us latency information in real-time. It is… more»
How has it helped my organization?The product that we offer to our clients internally is a low-latency platform. It's a trading platform and the primary pitch for the product is low latency. We have clients who want to get to the market as fast as they can and that's how we have designed our product and that's what we sell. The way… more»
What needs improvement?Before I got the Corvil training I got information from other colleagues who had already used it. One thing that was not very efficient was that every time you had to create a new stream or a new session from within Corvil - if you wanted to capture new traffic that's going through - you had to tell… more»
What other advice do I have?My advice is "Go for it." It's an amazing product. Data is power. In the new data era, data is everything. Data is power. Data is knowledge. Corvil does exactly that. It captures data and does a lot of good stuff with the data. I think it's a must-have for any company, not just a company that cares… more»
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May 26 2019
Central Management Center allows me to deploy multiple CNEs and deploy new decoders through a central configuration point
What is most valuable?I like most features in Corvil. Lately, with their recent releases, their visualization has gotten a lot better. That helps me the most with telling stories to management… more»
How has it helped my organization?Previously, we were reliant on application logging, which causes a performance hit on the applications that we're trying to understand better. Corvil, being a passive… more»
What needs improvement?In terms of performance analysis, if you really want to dig down into the minutiae and get statistics on the important things to the folks who want this data - such as… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I'm not generally involved in the cost side of things, but I know we bought a box from Corvil and it was $200,000 for one big CNE. Then there are obviously the recurring… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We used two different solutions prior to getting Corvil. There was a company called Seanet. I don't even know if they're still around anymore. They were a good company… more»
What other advice do I have?Understand what you want to monitor and install those packs. Turn it on and see what you get ahead of time. In terms of venue performance analysis, we, being an exchange… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We had no other solutions on our shortlist. We had Correlix in place.
Mar 03 2019
What is most valuable?The functionality is its most valuable feature. We can use CLI with the UI for configuring the new monitoring system, which is good. With the Corvil Stored Data Analyzer module, we can use it for test data or a set of production data to set… more»
How has it helped my organization?We can measure the latency. Usually, we are measuring the client round trip and revenue round trip latency for different markets and clients. We are also tracking our internal latency for our applications. So, it has helped us to understand… more»
What needs improvement?Sometimes, when you are saving any configuration and making changes, there are times something is missing. An error comes up, or sometimes, there is no error. More details around the error, such as, "This is missing...," or "You need to add… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?To my knowledge, we were not using a prior solution. Before Corvil, there were manual scripts which were running on the servers. This is not the best solution. So, we went to Corvil. Previoiusly, it was more of a manual thing, just… more»
What other advice do I have?Corvil is really useful, if you want to produce statistics for your application across different platforms then I would definitely recommend it. It is easy to maintain. You can do a proper analysis around it. The support services are good… more»
May 13 2019
We are able to perform real-time analysis; we can go granular, all the way down to looking at the network packets when troubleshooting
What is most valuable?What is most valuable is the ability to troubleshoot when a client complains of spikes in latencies. It gives us the ability to go granular, all the way down to looking at the network packets and analyze them. Regarding the analytics… more»
How has it helped my organization?Before Corvil, the business side of our company would talk to the client and would get first-hand information on what the client perceived as issues. They would convey that to the networking folks, and the networking folks would try to look… more»
What needs improvement?To gain the specific knowledge that is needed to reprogram the analytics requires some training - either trained folks from Corvil or for people to go to some Corvil training. If that could be eased up a little, it would be even better… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We had a diverse networking team. I'm not sure what other solutions were being used offshore in the Asia-Pacific region or the European region. But I'm not aware of our using anything before Corvil. We used to have some sniffers and things… more»
What other advice do I have?If you're looking at retrofitting Corvil to an existing network, it is a little bit involved in terms of where to TAP, to figure out what business data is flowing through. But if it's building a network from scratch, then keep Corvil in… more»
Feb 28 2019
What is most valuable?The scope of the solution is quite broad. There are a number of other aspects to it, so it is quite multifunctional, as well as delivering a solution for latency monitoring of the trading flow. It also allows us to see at a very granular level the amount of time taken through each of our components… more»
How has it helped my organization?The benefits are two-fold: * Corvil is industry recognized. If we provide a client with latency metrics, from Corvil, that it has taken X amount of milliseconds or microseconds for us to execute their order, or reach the exchange. Since it is an industry standard product, the clients recognize and… more»
What needs improvement?The iHub add-on comes with a lot of analytical functionality, which would be nice to have built into the original application rather than as an additional component. Corvil is more focused around high volumes of data and network peak-ups, rather than being able to cut the data in a lot of different… more»
What other advice do I have?You should try to build an accurate picture of how much effort will be involved in the deployment, then ensure that you have adequate support from the vendor. This solution helps to correlate individual client or trade desk transactions to infrastructure and venue latency. It allows us to break down… more»
Mar 02 2019
What is most valuable?We use the whole suite of features: * Latency management * Gap detection * Microburst sideloading * Dashboards * Analyzing payloads. We like the dashboards because they… more»
How has it helped my organization?Most of the tools that we have don't have any visibility into microbursts. Corvil can provide that visibility into microsecond timestamping. It has more granularity into… more»
What needs improvement?The analytics feature is very nice, but it's mostly software. We are hoping that it could be embedded in ASICs, so it could be faster. The competitors are going through… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The pricing is very expensive. Corvil could work on the pricing. It is also pricey versus its competitors.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?The company did not have a previous solution for market data monitoring. They decided to purchase this solution for visibility into market data, order routing, and market… more»
What other advice do I have?Corvil is a great tool. It is the only one of the vendors that has 100% visibility into the market data stream. I would give it a thumbs up. We break down the latency to… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?The company also evaluated Ixia and cPacket. I am familiar with Ixia TradeVision, but I don't think it is up to par. They just entered this realm.
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What is Corvil?Corvil transforms Network Data with speed and precision into the powerful real-time truth. Corvil captures, decodes, reassembles, and enriches vast amounts of data in motion, adding analytics and making the resulting enriched data and IT Operations Analytics available to humans, machines and other systems.
Corvil customersNASDAQ, Commerzbank, Pico Quantitative Trading, CME Group, Interactive Data, Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc.