MI Channel

Market infrastructure services require extra processing capacity and resilience. Our MI Channel delivers high-speed performance and advanced data recovery features

A messaging channel tailored for market infrastructures and their participants

Our newest messaging service meets the specialist needs of large market infrastructures (MIs) and their participants, delivering the highest levels of performance and resilience.

MI Channel optimises the exchange of very large amounts of data between market infrastructure communities in the domestic and international payments, securities and FX markets.

Key performance features include:

  • Protocol optimisation, intelligent batching and compression mechanisms delivering throughput volumes equivalent to hundreds of messages per second.
  • Store-and-forward delivery increases performance, resilience and operational efficiency.
  • Advanced recovery features guarantee no “inflight” messages and include data replay for recovery in the event of failure.

Easy, direct integration with back-office applications using industry standard middleware (IBM MQ).

MI Channel is accessed via existing SWIFT communication software (Alliance Gateway and SWIFTNet Link) enabling re-use of infrastructure and cost savings.

It's performance features deliver industry-standard security, reliability and the highest availability in the industry.

Extremely high performance

MI Channel is specifically designed for fast exchange of high data volumes. Speeds of up to hundreds of messages per second are achievable.

Easy to integrate

Direct integration with back-office applications is easy and efficient, using standard IBM MQ middleware. MI Channel operates over the customer’s existing SWIFT communication infrastructure.

Advanced resilience

Storage is on the customer’s MQ server, guaranteeing no “inflight” messages in case of system failure. Data replay assists recovery in case of data loss.

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MI Channel Factsheet

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20 October 2016

MI Channel is a messaging channel developed by SWIFT that enables large market infrastructures to enhance services for their communities.

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MI Channel