Xignite Drives 17 Client Nominations at Benzinga Fintech Awards - Bringing Home 11 Wins


Company’s Market Data API Clients Win for Their Innovative Fintech Solutions

Xignite, the leading provider of cloud-based financial market data, is proud to announce that 9 of its clients have been recognized as among the most influential financial technology companies by bringing home 11 2015 Benzinga Fintech Awards this week. Xignite itself was named "Best in Show" Runner-up.

More than 160 fintech companies were considered for these awards and the most creative, innovative and disruptive were recognized at the ceremony. Benzinga—itself an emerging fintech powerhouse—created the awards to recognize the most innovative companies that are revolutionizing capital markets and wealth management and re-inventing the way investors and traders perform their jobs. The high-energy ceremony was attended by some of the most influential movers and shakers in the financial services industry, all of which have been instrumental in fueling innovation in the fintech space.

Behind all 9 of these companies’ success lie the robust Xignite market data APIs and its cloud-based platform. By making access and integration of market data dramatically simpler than previous generation technologies, the Xignite platform helps fintech entrepreneurs focus on solving customer pains, driving innovation and growing their business. Without the speed and agility that Xignite APIs affords them, these companies would have been wasting precious capital and engineering resources on overly complex legacy technologies, siloed datasets, and unreliable services.

“We are proud to be a key enabler and catalyst of the fintech revolution,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. “I think we are helping power and inspire the disruption of the financial services industry by providing entrepreneurs with simpler, faster and cheaper financial data APIs which help them invent new businesses and revolutionary user experiences. Our technology brings simplicity to the world of market data, and simplicity breeds innovation. We are clearly experiencing an unprecedented burst of innovation in financial services following years of unproductive focus on regulation by the industry. It is thrilling and rewarding to see so many of our clients leading up that effort.”

The 9 Xignite customers who were honored are:

Motif Investing – Motif leads with four nominations. The company lets investors create or buy motifs featuring up to 30 stocks or ETFs following a specific theme. CEO Hardeep Walia was nominated for “Founder of the Year” and Motif was the winner of the “Most Disruptive” category. In addition the company was nominated in two other categories “Alternative Investment – Best in Class” and “A Penny Saved, A Penny Earned.”

Betterment – A triple winner, Betterment is one of the premier automated investing services in the marketplace. Betterment’s CEO Jon Stein was named “Founder of the Year.” In addition, the company was the winner of the “Robo Advisor Tools” category and named Runner-up for the “A Penny Saved, A Penny Earned” category.

ChartIQ - ChartIQ was named “Best in Show,” and took home the top prize in the “Analysis Tools” category. The company allows users to create stock and forex charts for the web or mobile devices and recently announced a partnership with Xignite to launch next generation financial widgets.

Personal Capital – Named Runner-up in the “Robo Advisor Tools – Best in Class” category, and nominated for “A Penny Saved, A Penny Earned”, Personal Capital is an investment advisor offering a free online dashboard to monitor finances.

TipRanks – TipRanks, an aggregator of digitally published stock recommendations, was named the winner in the “Trade Recommendations” category.

TD Ameritrade – Winner “Special Achievement – Educational Initiative”, TD Ameritrade U provides teachers with the tools that they need put market theory into practice in living, breathing markets by utilizing ThinkorSwim trading technology.

Advizr – Advizr was named Runner-up for “Best Enterprise Solution”. The company provides financial planning software for financial advisors.

Market Prophit – Runner-up in the “Creating Proprietary Data” category, Market Prophit analyzes financial chatter in social media and generates sentiment and buzz for stocks.

OpenFolio – Runner-up in the “Best Use of the Crowd” competition, OpenFolio compiles crowdsourced demographic info so its users can know how others in their age, region or industry are investing.

Xignite, Inc. is the leading provider of market data cloud solutions. Xignite makes sourcing and integrating real-time, daily, delayed and historical market data into fintech apps and devices easy and more cost-effective than alternative data feeds. The Silicon Valley-based company is helping fuel fintech innovation by powering web sites and apps for more than 1000 financial services, media, software and corporate clients, including fintech innovators Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital, Motif Investing, Robinhood, StockTwits, and Yodlee. The company’s platform also powers private data distribution solutions for exchanges, market data vendors and financial institutions, including NASDAQ OMX, SIX Financial Information and BMO. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @xignite.


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