Copp Clark Makes Financial Reference Data Availabile On-Demand Using Xignite's Platform


Financial Reference Data Industry Leader Expands Business with Cloud Services from Xignite
San Mateo, CA — April 20, 2010 Copp Clark Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of Pearson, Plc and the leading publisher of financial reference data covering trading hours and holidays for global financial marketplaces, in partnership with Xignite, Inc., the leading cloud services provider of on-demand financial market data and web services, today announced the launch of Good Business Day On-Demand. A new on-demand financial web service solution powered by the XigniteOnDemand platform, Good Business Day On-Demand offers financial market holiday and trading hours data available directly over the Internet at Good Business Day On-Demand provides a wide range of trading and settlement calendar data via on-demand web services, including days of operation, holiday schedules, and settlement dates based on trade dates. Using Good Business Day On-Demand, Copp Clark’s customers can even get detailed data about global exchanges, such as scheduled trading hours and the current date and time in the exchange’s time zone. Copp Clark launched Good Business Day On-Demand as part of a broader initiative to continue their leadership role in the market for financial calendar and trading hours data. Originally founded in 1841, Copp Clark has earned an impeccable reputation in the publishing industry based on 169 years of consistently delivering timely, valuable and reliable information. With the launch of Good Business Day On-Demand, Copp Clark plans to continue their legacy by leading the financial reference data market in the 21st century market for on-demand cloud services. Copp Clark expects to expand their reference data business by offering web services to a whole new market of application and website developers. Using Good Business Day On-Demand web services, developers of applications and websites can now offer their users innovative solutions based on scheduling information from global financial exchanges. “We’re very excited about the value we can deliver to our customers with Good Business Day On-Demand,” said Ron Marr, President of Copp Clark. “Our customers now have a way to complement the market data in their existing systems with our calendar and trading hours data, and they won’t need to worry about time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry. With Xignite’s help, we’ve been able to open up a new universe of possibilities for our customers and an exciting new market for our data.” Copp Clark engaged Xignite to accelerate the time to market for Good Business Day On-Demand, leveraging the XigniteOnDemand platform for on-demand financial market data distribution. “Within one month of giving Xignite our data to use with their platform, we were able to launch Good Business Day On-Demand,” said Todd Ruthman, Technology Director for Copp Clark. “You just can’t beat that for rapid time to market.” The XigniteOnDemand platform gives financial market data providers a way to expand into new markets and deliver unique value to their customers. Traditionally financial data is delivered in bulk files or data feeds. The XigniteOnDemand platform offers a new way to deliver financial data through on-demand web services. By designing web services to be application-ready, Xignite eliminates the need for application developers to manage data locally, saving them months of development time and thousands of dollars in expensive software, servers and networking equipment. Financial market data providers who use the XigniteOnDemand platform are able to open up new markets for their data by offering these unique time and cost savings. “Copp Clark is not only the leader in their space, but truly visionary in finding new ways to add value for their customers,” according to Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. “They demonstrated leadership when they launched, offering their customers easy e-commerce access to their data. And now they’re showing their visionary leadership again with the launch of Good Business Day On-Demand.” As part of the on-going partnership between Copp Clark and Xignite, Xignite has also incorporated Copp Clark’s data into their own XigniteExchanges web service. The two companies plan to continue working together to offer their customers value-added ways to access Copp Clark’s wealth of reference data. About Copp Clark Copp Clark Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pearson, Plc, is the leading publisher of financial trading and settlement calendars in the world, providing authoritative reference data on holiday observances affecting global financial markets as well as publications and software products for the trading community. Founded in 1841, Copp Clark has earned a reputation for delivering reliable information. Copp Clark operates the website, an on-line resource delivering international bank and exchange holiday data. For more information, please visit or call 1-905-238-2882. About Xignite Xignite is the market leader in on-demand financial market data distribution—fulfilling more than three billion Web service requests per month. Xignite directly offers the industry’s broadest online selection of financial Web services covering global stock quotes, stock research and analysis, commodities, currencies, futures, options, fixed income, company financials and market news. More than 700 global clients use Xignite solutions in mission critical applications for the front, back and mid-office, investor relations, e-commerce, wireless apps and financial websites, including Citi, GE, Wells Fargo, ING, BNY Mellon,, SeekingAlpha, ExxonMobil, Starbucks, and Barrick Gold. The XigniteOnDemand platform also powers on-demand market data distribution for global stock exchanges, electronic trading venues, brokers and leading market data providers including BgCantor and Pearson. For more information, please visit or call 1-866-XML-SOAP.
Media Contact:
Ron Marr Copp Clark Limited ron.marr [at] 1.905.889.8458
Landon Long Xignite Inc. llong [at] 1.650.655.3700


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