Monday, January 07, 2013

UTP Vendor Alert #2013 - 1
UQDF and UTDF Dissemination Issue Thursday, January 3, 2013

Markets Impacted:

  • UTP/SIP

Products Impacted:

  • UTP Quotation Data Feed (UQDF)
  • UTP Trade Data Feed (UTDF)

Contact Information:

What you need to know:

  • On Thursday, January 3, 2013, the UTP Securities Information Processor (SIP) reported that its internal dissemination network experienced a loss of connectivity.
  • All UTP Quote Data FeedSM (UQDFSM) and UTP Trade Data FeedSM (UTDFSM) were affected at some point between 13:33:11, Eastern Time (ET) and 13:51:15, ET.

What happened to UQDF and UTDF on Thursday, January 3, 2013?

On Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 13:33:11, ET, the SIP application reported that its internal dissemination network experienced a loss of connectivity. This loss of network connectivity caused both primary and secondary SIP services for select UQDF and UTDF channels* to cease outbound dissemination of quotation and trade data. At approximately 13:37, inbound UTP participant connections were no longer accepting input because the select UQDF/UTDF channels were not operating, which caused the remaining UTDF/UQDF channels to also cease dissemination of data. At this point, all UTDF and UQDF output channels ceased dissemination of both quotation and trade data. Between 13:35, ET, and 13:52, ET, the UTP SIP systematically restarted the non-responsive channels to recover the system.

*Please note: initially only UQDF and UTDF Channels 2 (CE 2013 FDZ), Channel 4 (LL 2013 PBZ) and Channel 6 (SQ 2013 ZZZ) were affected. Below, the channel outage times are detailed.

UQDF Channel Outage Start Time UQDF Channel Outage End Time UTDF Channel Outage Start Time UTDF Channel Outage End Time
Channel 1 (Symbols A-CDZ) 13:37:22, ET 13:48:19, ET 13:36:51, ET 13:51:14, ET
Channel 2 (Symbols CE-FDZ) 13:33:11, ET 13:48:21, ET 13:33:11, ET 13:51:15, ET
Channel 3 (Symbols FE-LKZ) 13:37:22, ET 13:48:19, ET 13:36:51, ET 13:51:14, ET
Channel 4 (Symbols LL-PBZ) 13:33:11, ET 13:48:21, ET 13:33:11, ET 13:51:15, ET
Channel 5 (Symbols PC-SPZ) 13:3:22, ET 13:48:19, ET 13:36:51, ET 13:51:14, ET
Channel 6 (Symbols SQ-ZZZ) 13:37:11, ET 13:48:21, ET 13:33:11, ET 13:51:15, ET

How were UQDF and UTDF subscribers notified of the issue?

The UTP posted and issued a public notification at 13:42 indicating that the UTP SIP was investigating an issue with the UQDF and UTDF feeds across multiple channels. A follow-up notice was published at 13:53 indicating that the issue with the UQDF and UTDF feeds had been resolved, and that all systems were operating normally.

What is the UTP SIP doing to address the loss of connectivity matter?

The UTP SIP has identified the reason for losing connectivity and after the system close on Thursday, January 3, 2013, the UTP SIP implemented a fix to ensure that the cause would be prevented in the future. The UTP SIP has put into place additional monitoring safeguards.

Where can I find additional information?