October 17, 2018

Refinitiv expands cloud delivery of real-time financial data via Amazon Web Services to meet high demand from clients

Simple, fast access to high quality pricing data covering over 70 million instruments draws clients from across the globe.

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, announced today that its Elektron real-time data delivery using Amazon Web Services (AWS) is being expanded to meet high demand from clients across the globe.

To ensure continued excellence and scale of service delivery in the face of increasing demand, Refinitiv uses AWS to enhance customer access to real-time financial data globally.

In a recent survey of 250 financial firms across the globe, Refinitiv found that over 90% of firms surveyed say they will use public cloud for the majority of their market data needs in less than four years. A quarter (24%) expect to use public cloud for the majority of their market data needs within just one year. 

The Elektron real-time cloud delivery can simplify access to real-time price information across the financial community and beyond by taking away the need to invest in on-premises infrastructure. It also helps clients be more nimble by helping accelerate time to market for businesses that need access to real-time data.

Since the service launched in July, it has seen high global demand, with customers from Australia, Hong Kong, Europe and the US signing up. Customers that are using the service include:

SelfWealth, Australia’s fastest growing and low-cost flat-fee share brokerage platform.

“If the market is volatile, traders need to be able to access actionable insights and market information quickly — Refinitiv’s solution allows us to do this, without breaking the bank,” said Andrew Dick, SelfWealth’s Chief Technology Officer. “The initial set up with the WebSocket API was smooth, and made even easier by clear documentation and responsive support.”

Delphx, a cutting-edge technology company focused on optimally diffusing default and other risks in the global fixed income markets by transforming the way credit capital returns are secured

“We needed a solution that could integrate easily with our distributed systems and accommodate robust, low latency inflows of market-pricing data. We found the Elektron Data Platform cloud delivery to be ideal for our purposes,” stated DelphX CTO, Stephen Bacso.

 “We believe the cloud is transformational for how the financial community consumes data,” commented Brennan Carley, Global Head of Enterprise for Refinitiv. “The initial success of our Elektron real-time cloud delivery shows the benefits of combining high quality data with simple access across a broad range of use cases.”

About Refinitiv

Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community – driving performance in trading, investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management, enterprise risk and fighting financial crime.


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