ChartIQ, Xignite Partner for Financial Data Widgets [News]


Waters Technology FintechCharlottesville, VA-based HTML5 financial charting provider ChartIQ and San Mateo, Calif.-based on-demand cloud data provider Xignite have released a set of market data widgets for providing financial websites, investor relations sites and mobile apps with market data.

Driven by the demands of mutual customers, ChartIQ and Xignite developed four widgets -
MarketX, InvestorX, ChartX and CalendarX - over a five-month period, after deciding to turn an
informal relationship based on serving mutual clients with overlapping needs for charts and data
into a formal partnership to develop specific tools, says Dan Schleifer, co-founder and president
of ChartIQ.

"There are companies that have a need to not only have market data, but to display it in a way
that is beautiful, engaging, responsive, and works on mobile. The systems that were out there
were just kind of very ugly ‘Web 1.0' approaches to displaying market data," Schleifer says.

"So between our expertise around not just charting, but the display of market data and making it
easy to understand and actionable, and obviously the massive breadth of data Xignite has, it
just made perfect sense that we'd partner up on it."

The concept for the four different widgets was devised in response to customer needs, with
each representing a theme that firms are using to try to modernize their offerings, Schleifer

Schleifer says the HTML5 front end places the widgets at the forefront of the evolution taking
place in financial software development as firms look for more interactive technologies than
Flash, Silverlight and Java that can work on a variety of platforms.

"The reality is that in every other facet of our lives we expect everything to work as well on our
phone as it does on our laptop. When we talk about capital markets, it hasn't been that way,"
Schleifer says. "If you're a professional trader or a professional analyst, the tools you have
available on your desktop are completely different and of a different caliber than what you have 
available on mobile. At ChartIQ, our bread and butter is delivering that same professionalquality
tool from the desktop all the way down to the tablet and the phone."

The biggest benefit of the partnership is that it allows each vendor to focus on their strengths,
instead of trying to play in both the data and display spaces, which has led other companies to
failure in the past, Schleifer says.

"By doing this partnership, where we focus on the one thing that we do great, and they do the
same, it has allowed us to come up with something that's really not just incrementally better, but
a far greater magnitude better than anything else that is out on the market," he adds.

Source: Inside Market Data


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.

Read the article Top 3 Alternatives for Barchart Precious Metals Rates


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