Xignite unveils Splice -- First Integration-As-A-Service platform and community for composite web service development


Corporate Developers Empowered to Create, Share Custom Web Services

NEW YORK, NY February 11, 2008--Xignite, Inc., the leading pure-play provider of financial web services for mission-critical corporate applications, today announced the launch of Xignite Splice, the industry's first supply-side web services platform. Splice is open to all corporate developers who wish to create and share new composite web services at The announcement was made at 2008 Web Services/SOA on Wall Street Conference, held today in New York.

The Xignite Splice platform helps corporate developers compose and publish custom web services that mash up existing web services into a single, more complex composite web service. Splice’s patent-pending functionality is able to handle heavy-duty data transformation with high scalability and reusability to create industrial-strength web services. These advanced composite web services are then supplied as building blocks in the development of enterprise mashups, composite applications and other service-oriented business applications by business analysts and other power users.

“While many business processes are rapidly moving to the software-as-a-service model, integration has remained a persistent challenge with both custom and packaged software,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. “Developers around the world still write and run code on their servers to integrate disparate systems and data sources – they are looking for a better way. Xignite Splice offers Integration-as-a-Service. IT developers use it to create custom data views or processes from scattered information sources and with zero-software and zero-infrastructure required to make their custom web services work.”

Developers using the Splice platform can mix and mash any of Xignite's 50 available financial web services with web services from third party sources. Corporate developers can even mash up web service-enabled enterprise data stores, such as those from common applications like Salesforce or SAP, to create truly unique composite web services. Developers can publish their new services to the community, along with possible consumption scenarios. Over time, Xignite Splice will feature a growing library of community-created composite web services.

“The community approach delivers a significant amount of value to the mashup environment and offloads much of the governance and management burden,” explains Gartner analyst Anthony Bradley in his recent report, “Reference Architecture for Enterprise Mashups” (Gartner, Inc., September 7, 2007). “The community can police itself by helping to determine which mashups are most effective and easiest to use. Community sharing also enhances the value of mashups and mashup components by reducing duplicate capabilities, decreasing development time and increasing efficiency. Community participation can illuminate the highly valuable mashups and perhaps elevate them from being user-managed tools to enterprise IT-managed ones. The enterprise IT organization should strive to leverage the benefits of community in delivering and managing an enterprise mashup environment.”

“Even with the proliferation of mashup application tools in the market today, it is still too challenging to locate relevant and easy to use web services,” said Dubois. “This has been one of the main hindrances to the deployment of SOA and enterprise mashups. There are too few services with low business relevance and limited applicability for the unique requirements of most enterprises, and the development process is still laborious. Xignite Splice fills a void on the supply-side of the mashup ecosystem, simplifying the coding required when mashing up reusable services in new composite applications.”

Xignite Splice consists of three major components:

    • Splice Studio

Splice Studio is a visual web service development environment designed for developers and supporting advanced transformations, instant availability, and support for inbound SOAP based services and for outbound SOAP, REST, POX, JSON based services.

    • Splice Infrastructure

Xignite Splice operates on the same infrastructure powering Xignite’s commercial financial web services It is scalable to tens of thousands of web services and hundreds of millions of requests per month with an industrial-strength foundation supporting authentication, usage tracking, and high availability (99.9% and above).

    • Splice Community

The heart of Xignite Splice is its support for a community of corporate developers with features such as private and public services, rankings, evaluations, and robust documentation.

In the future, IT solution providers offering custom application development may choose to repackage and resell Xignite services as new composite applications offered to end user clients. Platforms like Splice may become part of a “web services supply chain” in which royalties are paid to web service suppliers and source data providers up and down the chain. Business analysts and power users of composite application and mashup development platforms like JackBe or Microsoft may ultimately prefer composite web services because they instantiate a higher level of business value and applicability to the applications they help create.

About XigniteXignite (pronounced "x-ignite") is the leading pure-play provider of financial web services for mission-critical corporate applications. Xignite offers the broadest integrated suite of financial web services available today with more than 50 commercial-grade solutions covering market quotes, news, corporate data, industry information, analytics, tools and more. As a pioneer in the field, Xignite's comprehensive platform brought the on-demand model popularized by in enterprise software market to the financial market information industry. Xignite fulfills more than 600M service requests per month, powering mission-critical applications for portfolio management, sales management, trading, investor relations, corporate portals, executive dashboards, analytical engines and more. Xignite serves more than 350 global clients, including Ameriquest, GE Commercial Finance, Goodyear, ING, McDonald's, Marsh & McLennan, Starbucks, and Wendy's. For more information, please visit Xignite at or call 1-866-XML-SOAP.


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