Tickblaze was designed primarily for quantitative research, trading strategy development, backtesting and automated trading. In addition to its quant capabilities, Tickblaze features an extensive solution for standard discretionary trading as well as semi-automated trading.

The Tickblaze architecture features two types of Desktops (main windows): 

Quant Desktop – The quant desktop is used for strategy backtesting, optimization, simulation and automated trading.

Standard Desktop – The standard desktop is used for manual, discretionary and semi-automated trading.