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Xignite Resets the Standard for Market Data Delivery From the Cloud

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Launch of CloudFiles and CloudStreaming Dramatically Expands Reach of Cloud

CHICAGO – Sept. 10, 2013 – Xignite Inc., the leading provider of market data cloud services, announced major enhancements to its Market Data Cloud platform. The cloud-based platform provides access to real-time, historical, and reference financial data across all asset classes for easy integration into mobile, web, or corporate applications. The company will debut the new services today at the Inside Market Data Chicago 2013 conference.

The new CloudFiles and CloudStreaming market data delivery options complement Xignite’s existing CloudAPIs and offer additional methods to power financial applications. When first introduced, Xignite’s market data APIs set the bar for ease of use, quality and performance for the market data industry. The company’s two new delivery options have raised the bar on ease of data integration to new heights. Developers can download large amounts of reference and historical data or even small amounts of real-time streaming data directly into their apps via the cloud.

“Today, 90% of the innovation in financial services is running in the cloud, and 90% of that is running in Amazon Web Services,” says Stephane Dubois, CEO and Founder of Xignite. “FTP is 40 years old this year and it is hard to believe that antiquated process is still the way most financial firms obtain their data. If you want to drive innovation and improve customer experience, you need to focus on your apps and not how you get data to them.”

CloudFiles let developers extract their own customized sets of financial “big data” such as historical trade and quote data, historical valuation data or company fundamentals. The data can be delivered, directly to a mobile or web application in the Amazon cloud, eliminating the need for slow, unreliable FTP downloads.

CloudStreaming lets developers deliver streaming real-time data such as equity or FX quotes directly from the cloud to the user’s device, eliminating the need for developers to build and maintain their own costly infrastructure. CloudStreaming does not use proprietary protocols, but instead is based on open industry standards such as WebSockets.

About Xignite

Xignite, Inc. is the leading provider of market data cloud solutions. The Xignite Market Data Cloud fulfills more than 6 billion requests per month and offers more than 40 financial web services APIs providing real-time, historical, and reference data across all asset classes. Xignite CloudAPIs power mobile financial applications, websites, and front-, middle- and back-office functions for more than 1000 clients worldwide, including Wells Fargo, GE, Computershare, Investopedia, Personal Capital, Natixis, Charles Schwab, Seeking Alpha, Stocktwits, Starbucks, and NetSuite. The company also powers private-label, on-demand data distribution solutions for exchanges, including NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, data vendors including Direct Edge, SIX Financial Information and Alpha Trading, and financial institutions. For more information, visit http://www.xignite.com.

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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.

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“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.”

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