Market Data Industry Veteran Hubert Holmes Joins Xignite


In new role, Holmes drives sales and marketing for the company's private-label platform
SAN MATEO, CA – February 15, 2012 - Xignite, Inc., the market data cloud provider, today announced that Hubert Holmes has joined its management team as chief business development officer. He joins during an expansion period for Xignite, which provides access to market data on-demand to power a wide range of financial applications. The company's cloud-based data distribution platform, XigniteOnDemand, is available on a private-label basis, enabling exchanges, vendors and financial institutions to provide market data on-demand through their own branded platform and interface. Holmes leads the company's award-winning private-label platform sales and marketing efforts. "Hubert has worked with exchanges, financial institutions and data vendors around the globe on their market data software infrastructure and data business development, and now he will be instrumental in driving our platform sales and marketing programs," said Stephane Dubois, CEO and founder of Xignite. "With his proven leadership and stellar team, Hubert is poised help Xignite transform this important industry segment." Xignite began offering its platform on a private-label basis in response to demand from companies seeking to establish their own cloud-based, on-demand market data business under their own brands. Already, XigniteOnDemand powers market data services provided by NASDAQ OMX, CME Group, BGCantor and Pearson. The platform enables exchanges to serve users who do not purchase large-scale feeds due to cost and resource constraints, and to quickly and easily launch new products. For exchanges, offering value-added services is key, not only because it differentiates them, but because these services raise awareness in the trading community and enhance the exchange's core business. Financial institutions and vendors can also use the platform to cost-effectively package and distribute data internally and externally. "I'm thrilled to join Xignite, which I see as a clear leader in next-generation financial data delivery," stated Holmes. "The many advantages of a cloud-based solution, including cost-efficiency, agility and the ability to reach all possible user segments, are demonstrated in Xignite's success. I look forward to expanding the company's platform business, bringing this proven solution to exchanges, financial services firms and data distributors around the globe." Prior to Xignite, Hubert served as executive vice president at Chi-X Global Technologies. He joined Chi-X following the company's acquisition of Cicada, a leading provider of large-scale software infrastructure solutions powering real-time market data distribution and data business strategy at global exchanges. At Cicada, which he co-founded in 1998, Hubert led business development strategy, sales and marketing. Prior to Cicada, Hubert held senior executive positions at Reuters. The platform business team led by Holmes includes Keith Brodhead, Jr. (who joined Xignite in 2009 and was previously with NASDAQ OMX) for business development and Laura Perdue (who joined in January 2012 and was previously with Chi-X Global) for marketing. The company expects to expand the team over the course of the year. About XigniteXignite is the leading provider of cloud-based market data solutions. Xignite's market data cloud fulfills more than five billion service requests per month and offers more than 50 financial Web Services providing real-time, historical and reference data for global equities, commodities, currencies, options, fixed income, mutual funds, derivatives and OTC instruments. Xignite solutions power mission-critical applications for front, back and mid-office, investor relations, dashboards, e-commerce, wireless applications and financial websites for more than 1000 clients in 50 countries, including Citi, GE, Wells Fargo, Computershare, ING, BNY Mellon, Natixis, Dow Jones,, Seeking Alpha, ExxonMobil, Starbucks, and Barrick Gold. The award-winning XigniteOnDemand cloud platform also powers on-demand market data distribution solutions for stock exchanges, trading venues, OTC brokers and market data originators including the CME Group, NASDAQ OMX, BGCantor and Pearson. For more information, please visit or call 1-866-XML-SOAP. Media Contact: Maria Canul Xignite Inc. mcanul [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