Xignite Offers Real-Time Stock Quotes on Microsoft's Windows Azure Marketplace

August 17, 2011

Investors Get Instant Access to Stock Quotes in Microsoft Excel While Software Developers Get Real-Time APIs
San Mateo, CA — August 17, 2011—Xignite, Inc., the leading cloud services provider of on-demand data distribution technologies, today announced the immediate availability of XigniteBATSLastSale, a real-time stock quote data service, through the DataMarket on Microsoft’s Windows Azure Marketplace. Xignite’s new service offers instant on-line access to live stock quotes from the BATS Exchange, the third largest U.S. securities exchange used by professional traders to trade securities listed on all major U.S. exchanges, including NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Individual investors and professional traders can now pull live stock quotes directly into their Microsoft Excel spreadsheets using Excel’s PowerPivot feature. "Many portfolio managers and buy-side analysts use Excel heavily to track and analyze their equity investment, model their portfolios and make investment decisions" according to Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. "Now everyone from Wall Street professionals to your next door neighbor can easily get real-time stock quotes into the world’s most popular analytics application…Microsoft Excel." XigniteBATSLastSale also helps software developers power their applications and websites with live stock quotes by calling XigniteBATSLastSale as an application programming interface (API). The API complies with REST and OData standards, offering developers the ease-of-use benefits of the REST convention combined with the power and reliability of the OData standard. "Countless websites and applications consume live stock quote data every day," according to Moe Khosravy, director of program management in the cloud services team at Microsoft. "With XigniteBATSLastSale now available on the DataMarket within the Windows Azure Marketplace, any developer—even the startup entrepreneur in his garage building the next great Windows Mobile app—can easily and affordably build live stock quote data into any application." XigniteBATSLastSale is now available to the general public at https://datamarket.azure.com/dataset/8e37f00c-4ffc-462e-8d55-d32df42325ff For live video and more information, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKtH0Xrdh98 and http://vimeo.com/27732125. About Xignite Xignite is the leading financial market data cloud provider, offering more than 50 financial cloud APIs and fulfilling more than five billion service requests per month for real-time, historical and reference data covering global equities, commodities, currencies, options, fixed income, mutual funds, derivatives and OTC instruments. The Xignite market data cloud powers mission-critical applications for financial services front, middle and back office, financial websites, investor relations, corporate ERP and BI, e-commerce, and mobile for more than 900 clients in 47 countries, including Citi, GE, Wells Fargo, ING, BNY Mellon, Natixis, Forbes.com, SeekingAlpha, ExxonMobil, Starbucks, Netsuite, and Barrick Gold. The award-winning XigniteOnDemand cloud platform also provides new online channels for stock exchanges, trading venues, OTC brokers and market data originators including CME Group, NASDAQ OMX, BGCantor and Pearson. For more information, please visit www.xignite.com or call 1-866-XML-SOAP. Media Contact: Landon Long Xignite Inc. llong [at] xignite.com 1.650.655.3700
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