Anyway ... so Im at a java shop ... there was no real planning just that the programmers were primarily specialized in Java and it just got built that way. Our latency for processing is sub 10 ms so its not bad and we are not arbing (well not much .... anyway) so not a huge deal. Anyway to simplify my life and for monitoring, execution reporting etc ... Im considering a move from custom built interfaces to a more stramlined approach through a 3rd party vendor solution. Anyone have any experience with Portware, Flex, APAMA .... etc ... I think Im feeling APAMA (they are including the tick database) but Flex is tried and true and in Java .... Thoughts?