Independent Software Vendors

For Independent Software Vendors, who have the need to access real-time data to drive their applications, MDX provides a range of interfaces “off the shelf” that are flexible and simple to embed reducing development costs and speeding up time to market.

The Challenge

As the range and complexity of market data feeds increase, both from traditional and emerging cloud-based vendors, an Independent Software Vendor must decide whether to “build” interfaces, and thus tie up scarce resources that could otherwise be focused on the value-add aspects of the application, or “buy”.

The Solution

With a proven track record, MDX offers expertise in vendor API integration and “best of breed” solutions for Excel.

Features & Benefits

  • 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)
  • TIBCO – TIB Rendezvous (Google Protocol Buffer payload)
  • TIBCO – TIB Rendezvous (native RV messages)
  • TIBCO – TIB Rendezvous SASS 2
  • Vela TT (Wombat) – MAMA

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