Version 1.0 of Simple Binary Encoding was the first FIX standard to complete the full cycle of the FIX technical standard process. Due its benefits, SBE v1.0 has gained users both within and beyond the financial industry for low latency applications. Nevertheless, the user community has requested some important enhancements and pointed out some ambiguities or deficiencies in the original standard. Therefore, we are proposing version 2.0. This effort is Release Candidate 1 of that new version.
In Version 2.0, the template extension mechanism was enhanced to allow adding of repeating groups and variable-length data elements to both the root of a message as well as nested within a repeating group without breaking decoders informed by older versions of a message schema. Additionally, control of byte alignment was enhanced to control the alignment of variable-length data elements and repeating groups.
Version 2.0 release candidate 1 documents for SBE can be found here: https://www.fixtrading.org/standards/sbe/
The proposed technical standard for Simple Binary Encoding of FIX is following the technical standards review process described in the document found here: https://www.fixtrading.org/packages/technical-standard-proposal-process/
SBE version 2.0 RC1 now enters a public comment period in which public review and feedback is encouraged. The public comment period will run for a period of 90 days beginning on August 16, 2018.
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