Connectivity

High performance market data connectivity designed to provide uniform access to a wide variety of internal and external sources to drive mission critical spreadsheets and applications

The Challenge

For many companies, access to market data from one or more sources to drive mission critical applications is a challenge both technically and commercially.

The Solution

With a proven track record, MDX offers a broad range of cost effective interfaces to market data for desktop and server-based applications.

Desktop Excel Add-in

  • High performance Excel add-in for subscribing and publishing real-time market data on one or many market data platforms.
  • Single set of functions to access all supported interfaces.
  • “Version aware” add-in for all supported versions of Microsoft Excel (32 and 64-bit).
  • Field mapping to enable use of normalised field names across multiple platforms.
  • Specific dedicated functions for publishing records and pages.
  • Support for subscription to both level 1 and level 2 (aggregated and full order book) data.
  • Function emulation capabilities allow the use of existing spreadsheets without modification, simplifying migration of spreadsheets to new market data platforms, and allow users to work with familiar functions.
  • Dedicated VBA functions for subscribing and publishing data.
  • Unique sharing function, allowing spreadsheet content (including functions) to be shared very easily in real-time between groups of users.

Desktop & Server API

  • Simple and straightforward programmatic interface to all MDXT Connect functionality.
  • Consistent, platform-agnostic API used for all supported interfaces.
  • Available for R, C++ and .NET (C#, Visual Basic, etc.), with a Python interface planned.
  • Available for Windows or Linux.
  • Shortened development timescales, allowing developers to focus on their application’s ‘value add’ to the business rather than the data ‘plumbing’ and resulting in reduced development costs.
  • Shorter learning curve for new developers; they only need to learn the Connect API in order to access data from multiple source platforms, resulting in reduced training costs
  • Shortened ‘time-to-market’ for new client applications, allowing developers to respond to business demands more effectively
  • Changes to source platform APIs (e.g. TR RFA) require no changes to Connect client applications, reducing ongoing maintenance costs for in-house desktop applications

Supported Interfaces

  • ACTIV Financial – ACTIV Content Platform
  • Bloomberg – Desktop API
  • Bloomberg – Platform (Managed B-PIPE)
  • Bloomberg – MPF Contribution
  • DataGenic
  • Exegy – Appliance
  • Generic Third Party Interface (using TCP/IP)
  • Linux Foundation – OpenMAMA
  • MDXT – Playback (test/demo provider)
  • MDXT – Shared Cache (Cache Server)
  • MDXT – Simulator (test/demo provider)
  • Solace – Appliance
  • Solace – Appliance (Google Protocol Buffer payload)
  • SunGard – MarketMap (InfoLink TPI)
  • TR RFA – RMDS/TREP Marketfeed or TIB/RV (SASS3)*
  • TR RFA-OMM – RMDS/TREP OMM/RDM
  • TIBCO – TIB Rendezvous (Google Protocol Buffer payload)
  • TIBCO – TIB Rendezvous (native RV messages)
  • TIBCO – TIB Rendezvous SASS 2
  • Vela TT (Wombat) – MAMA

Planned Interfaces

  • CQG
  • Factset
  • Fidessa
  • FIX
  • IDC
  • Ion MarketView
  • Informatica/LBM
  • JiJi
  • JMS
  • Lightstreamer
  • Morningstar
  • OpenLink CubeIntelligence
  • OpenLink Endur/Findur
  • Platts
  • Quick
  • S&P Cap IQ
  • SIX
  • SuperDerivatives
  • Trayport
  • Xignite

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