Xignite and BATS Exchange Partner to Provide On-Demand Real-Time Market Data


Web Services Delivery Reduces Costs and Simplifies Development of Financial Web Sites and Applications

Kansas City, MO and San Mateo, CA — February 4th, 2009 — BATS Exchange, an innovative and technology leading U.S. securities exchange, and Xignite, the leading cloud computing provider of on-demand, Web services for professional-grade financial market data and applications, today announced the introduction of XigniteBATSLastSale and XigniteBATSRealTime. These breakthrough financial Web services are the first to deliver on-demand market data using real-time BATS Exchange trading data.

The economic recession has strengthened demand for more timely financial market information, while increasing pressure on companies to reduce costs. Where legacy data feed solutions can be expensive to purchase and difficult to deploy, the XigniteBATSLastSale and XigniteBATSRealTime Web services enable businesses to more affordably integrate real-time stock data into their applications and Web sites in minutes with just a few lines of code. No additional hardware or software infrastructure is required.

Available today, the XigniteBATSLastSale service provides real-time quotes of the last sale price for the more than 8,000 U.S. equities traded on the BATS Exchange. Soon to be released, the XigniteBATSRealTime service will expand this offering with more in-depth real-time data, such as bid-ask prices and charts. More detailed product information and online purchase are available at

"Xignite's Web services fundamentally change the way financial data is delivered. It is simpler to manage and more cost-effective than ever before," said Jeff Bauer, Creative Director at "Not only did Xignite eliminate the costs and headaches of building the service ourselves, they were able to deliver the content our readers needed faster than any other vendor. Their sales and support responsiveness has been fantastic."

Currently the world's third largest securities exchange in terms of notional value with $552.26 billion traded on its platform in December 2008, BATS Exchange is the only stock exchange to offer real-time market data free of charge. With XigniteBATSLast Sale and XigniteBATSRealTime, businesses can cost-effectively incorporate real-time data into their Web sites. By leveraging the Xignite cloud services platform and simple Web widgets, companies can integrate real-time stock quotes and charts quickly and at a significantly lower cost than traditional data feed solutions.

"Since opening for business in 2006, BATS has focused on making markets better in many ways, such as promoting lower market data costs," said BATS CEO Joe Ratterman. "Now, as many financial services companies face tightening IT budgets, we are pleased to partner with Xignite to provide more accessible and affordable applications for in-depth real-time data and last sale price quotes for all market participants."

"BATS's innovative technology and business approach creates benefits for the entire industry," said Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. "In today's challenging economy, in which every company must do more with less, the combination of free BATS Exchange market data and Xignite's on-demand Web services is a win-win for customers, and has allowed us to deliver high-value solutions such as the real-time stock quote widgets recently launched by"

About BATS

BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets technology company headquartered in the Kansas City, Mo., area with additional offices in New York and London. The BATS platform was launched in January 2006 and, operating as BATS Exchange, Inc., is one of the fastest growing, top tier equity markets in the United States. BATS serves the European market through its London based, FSA-authorised subsidiary, BATS Europe, which operates a Multilateral Trading Facility for European securities. The BATS platform is internally developed by a dedicated core team of market and technology professionals, catering to the needs of the broker-dealer and trading community. BATS … Making Markets Better.

About Xignite

Xignite is the leading cloud computing provider of on-demand, Web services for professional-grade financial market data and applications, fulfilling more than one billion service requests per month. Xignite offers the broadest selection of financial Web services available today with more than 50 solutions covering domestic and global equities, commodities, currencies, fixed income and interbank interest rates, analyst predictions, company fundamentals, corporate information and news. Xignite solutions power mission-critical applications for portfolio management, sales management, trading, investor relations, executive dashboards, asset pricing, ERP, accounting, e-commerce, online games and financial websites for more than 400 global clients, including Citi, GE Commercial Finance, ING, Marsh & McLennan, Starbucks, Wells Fargo and Wendy's. For more information, please visit Xignite at or call 1-866-XML-SOAP.

Xignite Media Contacts:

Merrill Freund/Clinton Karr

Schwartz Communications

Telp: (415) 512-0770


BATS Contacts:

  • Media/Analysts:

    Randy Williams

    Telp: +1 (202) 378-8522 or +1 (816) 516-2179


  • To Connect in Europe:

    Alex Dalley

    Telp: +44 (207) 012-8920


  • To Connect in US:

    Jon Schneider

    Telp: +1 (913) 815-7124



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