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NASDAQ’S “Big Data†Cloud Service Launches on Xignite's Platform

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High Frequency Trading Firms to Back Test with On-Demand Stock Trades and Quotes
San Mateo, CA - April 26, 2011 - Xignite Inc, the leading cloud services provider of on-demand data distribution technologies, today announced that NASDAQ OMX and Xignite have launched Mass Download, a major expansion to NASDAQ Data-On-Demand, NASDAQ''s cloud service for historical stock trade and quote data powered by Xignite''s technology platform. NASDAQ is currently offering Mass Download free of charge to Premier subscribers of NASDAQ Data-On-Demand. The first cloud service to address the need for a "big data" solution for on-demand financial market data, Mass Download delivers highly customized data sets from the terabytes of stock trade and quote data generated every year by major U.S. stock exchanges like NASDAQ. With Mass Download, customers can now download large files including up to three years of historical stock trade and quote data. Customers customize their data sets by selecting only the ticker symbols, data fields, dates and times needed. "With all the talk these days about ''big data'' solutions, NASDAQ is doing more than just talking. They''re leading the way," according to Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. "And in the true spirit of ''big data'2012-09-21 20:41:35', they''re making it easy to access the smaller, truly valuable subsets of enormous data sets." Stephane went on to explain, "One great example is analytics. Instead of downloading billions of trades into your own database just to calculate analytics like Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) or backtesting your strategies, you can now ask Data-On-Demand to give you only the data you need or even do the calculations for you. You no longer need to store data you will never use. Just go to the cloud when you need it." "The Market Data Cloud is all about easy, fully automated Internet access to exactly the data you need without having to manage all the data you don''t need," explained Brian Hyndman, Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX Global Data Products. "The ability to get customized data sets automatically is more than just a convenience. It''s a competitive advantage for high frequency trading firms, quant shops, algorithmic traders or anyone who needs to back test trading strategies." Unlike legacy services providing custom trades and quotes, NASDAQ Data-On-Demand''s Mass Download service is completely automated, incurring no delays due to manual handling. NASDAQ customers can use Mass Download''s convenient web interface to select the custom data sets they want and then schedule those data sets to be generated when they want. Data can even be directly delivered to an application running on the cloud. Customers can also take automation a step further by requesting data sets directly from their own software applications using the solution''s API. For more information about NASDAQ Data-On-Demand and Mass Download, visit http://www.nasdaqdod.com/MassDownload.aspx. About Xignite Xignite is the leading cloud services provider of on-demand financial market data and on-demand data distribution solutions. Xignite''s Market Data Cloud fulfills more than 5 billion web service requests per month and offers more than 50 financial Web Services providing real-time, historical and reference data across all asset classes. Xignite solutions power mission-critical applications for front, back and mid-office, e-commerce, mobile, iPad, and web apps for more than 900 clients in 46 countries, including Citi, GE, Wells Fargo, ING, BNY, Mellon, Natixis, Dow Jones, Forbes.com, SeekingAlpha, ExxonMobil, Starbucks, and Barrick Gold. The XigniteOnDemand cloud platform also powers on-demand market data distribution solutions for stock exchanges, OTC brokers and data vendors including the CME Group, NASDAQ OMX, BgCantor and Pearson. For more informatino, please visit www.xignite.com or call 1-866-XML-SOAP. About NASDAQ OMX The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world''s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-tradded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).
Media Contacts: Landon Long Xignite Inc. llong [at] xignite.com +1.650.655.3700 Wayne Lee NASDAQ OMX Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.com +1.301.978.4875

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Xignite, Inc., a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, announced today it has enhanced the data coverage for its’ interbanks and interest rates APIs in preparation for the required transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark interest rate at the end of 2021.

Used in financial products such as adjustable-rate mortgages, consumer loans, credit cards and derivatives, LIBOR has been the world's most widely used benchmark for short-term rates. But after the 2008 financial crisis the U.S. Federal Reserve recommended a new benchmark interest rate to replace the outdated and problematic LIBOR. In the U.S market the new benchmark is Secured Overnight Funding Rate (SOFR), which is based on transactions in the U.S. Treasury repurchase, or repo, market, where banks and investors borrow or lend Treasuries overnight. Other countries are introducing their own local-currency-denominated alternative reference rates for short-term lending.

Xignite banking, and Fintech customers that build apps for capital markets, investment management, financing, and foreign currency exchange purposes, require interbank and interest rates data to manage exchange and interest rate risk. Xignite enhanced its Interbanks and Rates APIs with SOFR earlier this year and has now added four of the alternative overnight risk-free rates (RFRs) recommended to replace LIBOR for currencies in respective markets. The new rates include Euro Short-Term Rate (ESTR), Swiss Reference Rates (SARON), Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), and Tokyo Overnight Average Rate (TONAR). These additional rates are available now at no additional cost to customers.

“Our rates and InterBanks APIs were the first REST APIs ever released to serve the needs of the lending and banking industries. They uniquely aggregate rates that are used by dozens of firms globally in critical business processes,” said Vijay Choudhary, Vice President of Product Management for Xignite “Given the major shift the industry is experiencing regarding reference rates, it was critical for us to support those new rates to give our clients the data they need to run their businesses,” added Choudhary.

Xignite’s Interbanks API offers real-time and historical interbank and deposit rates for currencies in 40 countries. Xignite’s Interest Rates API provides interest rate data for over 600 global treasury, money market and private capital market instruments and benchmarks. The new alternative T+1 (24hr+ delayed) rates include:

  •         Europe: Euro Short-Term Rate (ESTR) is an interest rate benchmark that reflects the overnight borrowing costs of banks within the eurozone. The rate is calculated and published by the European Central Bank.
  •         Switzerland: Swiss Reference Rates (SARON) represents the overnight interest rate of the secured money market for Swiss francs (CHF). The rate is calculated and published by SIX.
  •         United Kingdom: Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) is the effective overnight interest rate paid by banks for unsecured transactions in the British sterling.
  •         Japan: Tokyo Overnight Average Rate (TONAR) is an unsecured interbank overnight interest rate and reference rate for the Japanese yen. The rate is calculated and published by the Bank of Japan.

About Xignite

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 to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit http://www.xignite.com or follow on Twitter @xignite.

06/09/2021

Xignite, Inc., a provider of cloud-based market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, today introduced XigniteGlobalCorporateActions, a new advanced API providing detailed corporate actions data for events such as stock splits, dividends, mergers, and spinoffs. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in corporate actions, annual meetings canceled, dividend payouts suspensions, and an accelerated company mergers and acquisitions rate. Knowing when a company plans to offer a split or undertake an acquisition is critical for buy-side and sell-side firms.

Corporate action processing is one of the “last frontiers of pain” for investment management, and one of the most manual and complex parts of back-office operations. The lack of uniformity and standards makes it difficult to identify and interpret information correctly. Obtaining accurate and timely information is challenging, and errors can result in painful financial losses. The XigniteGlobalCorporateActions is the first cloud-based REST API to eliminate the pains and complexity caused by legacy data feed and files. The API provides a single-source data stream with consistent information gathered from more than 190 exchanges and over 30,000 U.S. mutual funds.

The recent split of TSLA and AAPL stock on the same day illustrates the complex and far-reaching impact of corporate actions. If a firm does not do this correctly, it will show on historical charts, and their customers will notice. Xignite’s Data Quality team cross-validates our corporate actions data across sources and proactively detects and fixes any missing information. This prevents missing issues such as the TSLA and AAPL splits.

“The industry is facing a ‘perfect storm’”, says Vijay Choudhary, Vice President of Product Management for Xignite. “On one hand you have a massive wave of corporate actions fueled by the pandemic and the rising markets, and on the other you have millions of new retail investors eyeballing their investment applications all day long. One bad corporate action can send your customer service department into a tailspin,” added Choudhary. Additional detail on the Corporate Actions API endpoints:

GetDistributions - Returns cash and stock dividends as declared by the company for a requested security and date range.

GetDistributionsByExchange - Returns cash and stock dividends as declared by the company for a requested exchange and date.

GetEventSummaries - Provides a high-level overview of events for a requested security and date range.

GetMergers - Returns merger events for a given identifier and date range.

GetSpinoffs - Returns spinoff events for a given identifier and date range.

GetSplits - Returns the stock split history for a security for a specified date range.

GetTakeovers - Returns takeover events for a given identifier and date range.

Xignite

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 specialized microservices-delivered modules to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit http://www.xignite.com or follow on Twitter @xignite

05/18/2021

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

02/25/2021