StreamServer - Real Time Data Feeds

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Our StreamServer acts as a floodgate control that limits the flow of market data messages to only the instruments of interest. Use our subscription client API to register and unregister instruments.

To connect customers to market data, ActiveTick provides a number of ways to suit different needs:

In-center connectivity

With in-center connectivity, customers who already have presence in one of the supported datacenters, can cross-connect to ActiveTick’s networking switches, and bring the data to their co-located racks via a copper or fiber link.


With co-location option, ActiveTick offers co-location space in supported datacenters to host customers’ physical servers, and provide direct connectivity into ActiveTick’s networking switches to access the data.

Virtual Cloud

Using Virtual Cloud, customers can purchase virtual machine instances running on ActiveTick’s servers, along with direct connectivity to market data. ActiveTick Virtual Cloud supports majority of operating systems, and offers scalable configurations for CPU cores, memory and disk storage.

Currently, ActiveTick supports connectivity to market data in the following EQUINIX datacenters:

CH2, Chicago (350 E Cermack)

NY4, New York (755 Secaucus)

Key Features

Exchange Coverage


  • BATS Exchange
  • BATS Y-Exchange
  • CBOE Stock Exchange
  • Chicago Stock Exchange
  • Consolidated Quotation System (CQS/CTS)
  • Direct Edge A Stock Exchange
  • Direct Edge X Stock Exchange
  • International Securities Exchange
  • National Stock Exchange
  • NASDAQ OMX Stock Exchange
  • NASDAQ OMX BX Stock Exchange
  • NASDAQ OMX PSX Stock Exchange
  • NYSE MKT Stock Market Exchange (Formerly known as AMEX Exchange)
  • NYSE Arca Exchange
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • OTCBB Exchange


  • Chicago Board Options Exchange


  • BATS Exchange
  • Boston Options Exchange
  • C2
  • Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • International Securities Exchange
  • Miami International Securities Exchange
  • NYSE Arca Exchange
  • NYSE MKT Stock Market Exchange
  • NASDAQ OMX BX Options
  • NASDAQ Stock Market
  • Options Price Reporting Authority

Currencies For currencies, ActiveTick aggregates data from multiple international banks, such as Citi and Saxo Bank.

Key Benefits

Processing lots of data is what we do best. We understand that every customer has different ways which they need access to our data. For this reason, we provide a variety of delivery methods for your data, all of which are built on the powerful ActiveTick framework using:

  • High performance Exchange Gateways
  • Ultra-fast proprietary messaging bus
  • 80%+ Data Compression
  • Data Transport to remote destinations
  • Tick Storage for access to: Quotes, Trades, Bars
  • Proximity hosted feed processing