Altman Z-Score+ Mobile App Helps Users Assess a Company's Credit Worthiness


Xignite Market Data Cloud Powers Business Compass Credit Risk Analysis Application

SAN MATEO, CA – November 21, 2013 – Xignite, Inc., the leading provider of market data cloud solutions, today announced they are working with Business Compass, LLC to power their corporate credit risk analysis tool targeted to credit managers, controllers, investors and portfolio managers—the Altman Z-Score+ App for desktops  and Apple, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices. Based on Professor Edward Altman's renowned Z-Score model for corporate defaults, the application helps companies better assess credit worthiness and make informed decisions regarding lending, accounts receivables, investments and adverse corporate events. A case study on the Altman Z-Score+ solution is available.

Important decisions involving the extension of credit financing, vendor relationships and corporate investment are critical to today's businesses, generally requiring time-consuming and expensive due diligence to assess the current and future solvency probability of a company.  The Altman Z-Score+ mobile app delivers objective, real-time corporate credit risk analysis on thousands of U.S. and international companies at one-tenth the cost of competitive services. Users simply enter the ticker symbol of a company to receive their credit rating over the past three years, forecasted bankruptcy probability over the next 10 years and future default predictions for the corporation's new and existing corporate bonds and loans.

“Based on direct consumer feedback, we found that customers needed an easy way to analyze the financial well-being of a company,” says Sribatsa Das, founder and CEO of Business Compass. “They wanted to see how credit worthy a company had been over the past three years and know its bankruptcy probability for the next 10 years. The Altman Z-Score+ App provides the subscriber with insights beyond the traditional Z-Score by estimating bond rating equivalent (BRE), predicting up to 10 years of cumulative default probability and ranking a company within its industry sector."

The Altman Z-Score+ App utilizes a number of Xignite market data APIs to obtain income statement, balance sheet, shares outstanding and closing stock price data for the more than 3,700 companies tracked within the service. Combing fundamental business operations and valuation data with the current stock price, users are afforded up-to-date insight into the financial state of a company, enabling them to make informed business decisions.

"We found Xignite's solution to be simple to work with and easily integrated, allowing for quick time to market. Moreover, they are customer focused and committed, with a support team that is very approachable," offers Das. "We started the relationship with Xignite over a year ago and my experience has been positive every step of the way. Without the Xignite data, much of the capabilities delivered by the app would not have been possible."

Download the Altman Z-Score+ case study.

About Xignite

Xignite, Inc. is the leading provider of market data cloud solutions. The Xignite Market Data Cloud serves more than 8 billion requests per month and offers more than 40 market data feeds providing real-time, historical and reference data across all asset classes. Xignite CloudAPIs power mobile financial applications, websites, and front-, middle- and back-office functions for more than 1000 clients worldwide, including GEComputershareInvestopediaPersonal CapitalNatixisCharles SchwabSeeking AlphaStockTwitsStarbucks and NetSuite. The company also powers private-label, on-demand data distribution solutions for exchanges, including NASDAQ OMX and NYSE Technologies, data vendors including Direct EdgeSIX Financial Information and Alpha Trading, and financial institutions. For more information, visit


In the foreign metal market and the world of international rates, currencies play the crucial role of acting as the medium of exchange in the transactions that take place.

Currencies like the United States dollar, the Euro, or the British Pound are commonly used around the world in order to get a metal rate. Some companies that offer precious metal live and historical rates have exposed their APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to allow developers to integrate current and historical metal rates, currency conversion, or other capabilities into their applications.

In order to know about precious metals live and historical rates, there’s a lot of APIs available online, and if you want to try one, Barchart is going to be one of your first options. But if you take a look at what else is in the market, you’ll find alternatives so many great alternatives:

Xignite Market Data Cloud Platform

Xignite Market Data as a Service was one of the first market data services built to run in AWS and they are one of the few vendors that is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner with a Financial Services Competency.

With more than a decade of cloud expertise in building, scaling and operating cloud-based market data technology, it is no surprise that leading financial services and capital markets firms rely on this company to empower their journey to the cloud. Their Metals API Service offers real-time prices and quotes for metals including Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum and other base metals. In addition to real-time precious metals prices, the service provides daily London Fixing prices as well as historical precious metal prices and metal news. 

Xignite Cloud APIs are sourced from leading providers such as FactSet and Morningstar as well as Xignite’s own curated, high-quality data.

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Each year, Bobsguide asks the market to vote for fintech companies they believe stand out from the competition – those who have gone the extra mile in terms of development and servicing their clients. Xignite is proud to be listed as the "Best API Management" vendor on the Bobsguide 2020 Rankings.

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Web services data provider Xignite captured the AFTAs judges’ attention on the infrastructure front with its release of Xignite Enterprise Microservices in July 2020, a suite of cloud-based microservices for data management, storage and distribution in the cloud, designed to help financial firms migrate from monolithic legacy data architectures to more agile and less expensive cloud services and data sources.

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Xignite, Inc., a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, today revealed the results of its collaboration with StockCharts, a leading technical analysis and financial charting platform for online retail investors. The collaboration involved a move from an on-premise market data provider to Xignite’s cloud-native technology hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Download the case study containing the full results.

StockCharts requires vast quantities of financial data to power its visualization, charting and tracking tools, which investors use to analyze the markets to help with investment decisions. The company was frustrated by the limits of its on-premise market data center, which was forcing the team to make architectural decisions based on what its data center could handle in terms of speed and storage, not on their technology. Its previous market data provider was just starting to build out some cloud offerings, but they were far away from what the business required. StockCharts decided to migrate its infrastructure to the AWS cloud and partner with Xignite to gain access to endlessly scalable market and financial data delivered through innovative cloud APIs.

The collaboration made an immediate impact as StockCharts was able to expand its offerings and customer base by pursuing growth strategies enabled by Xignite’s cloud-based approach, which provides easy access to data and eliminates architectural limits on storage and speed.

The pandemic provided further validation. Seattle-based StockCharts was in one of the first areas hit by COVID-19 and was forced to quickly shut down its office. Pandemic-driven market volatility followed and StockCharts customers wanted to visualize what was happening. The company’s ability to scale quickly and accommodate a high volume of new requests would not have been possible without Xignite.

“The move to the AWS cloud and Xignite has unlocked tremendous new potential for us in a lot of architectural ways, and has given us a lot of data options that we could not even consider before,” said Grayson Roze, Vice President of Operations at StockCharts. “It relieved us of the burden of figuring out how to source things. Instead, we know exactly where we need to go to get the data and can access it instantly. That is a huge, huge benefit for our business.”

“We are proud to have played a role in transforming how StockCharts approaches data,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO and Founder of Xignite. “The events of this year unleashed a massive spike in retail trading and a host of other unexpected forces that reinforced the need for financial services firms to leverage the cloud. Despite the disruption of this year, StockCharts was positioned for success, and we look forward to continuing to deliver our financial and market data solutions to the industry at large.”


Xignite has been disrupting the financial and market data industry from its Silicon Valley headquarters since 2006 when it introduced the first commercial REST API. Since then, Xignite has been continually refining its technology to help fintech and financial institutions get the most value from their data. Today, more than 700 clients access over 500 cloud-native APIs and leverage a suite of specialized microservices-delivered modules to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit or follow on Twitter @xignite