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Interfaces to the SWXess Services

Access to the various exchange services is via the appropriate interface. The following diagram illustrates the different SWXess services, where they are available and how they are connected with each other.

Standard Trading Interface (STI) - Basic services

The STI offers basic services for trading and reporting.
This interface is not designed for the high demands placed on speed and capacity by nostro trading and market making.

The STI interface uses SWX FIX 4.4 protocol.

Market Data Interface (MDI) - real-time market data

The MDI delivers real-time market data by continuously broadcasting all available data to subscribing participants. The data flow is unidirectional. This interface uses SWX FIX 5.0 protocol encoded with FAST 1.1.

The data are transmitted using IP multicasting.

Reference Data Interface (RDI) - core data updated on a daily basis

The RDI enables participants to download files containing core data about traded instruments and trading participants. The core data are updated daily and provided in the form of CSV files.

The data are transmitted using IP unicasting.

ITCH Market Data Interface (IMI) - market data as quickly as possible

The IMI connects participants directly with both the SWXess Equities and Non-Equities On Book Matcher (OBM) Partitions. For Equities OBM Partition it is enhanced to provide the highest speed possible. Participants benefit from the renowned high-performance industry standard of the ITCH protocol.

Available network protocols: SoupBinTCP or MoldUDP64

OUCH Trading Interface (OTI) - trading as quickly as possible

The OTI connects participants directly with both the SWXess Equities an Non-Equities On Book Matcher (OBM) Partitions. For Equities OBM Partition it is enhanced to provide the highest speed possible. Participants benefit from the renowned high-performance industry standard of the OUCH protocol.

Available network protocol: SoupBinTCP

Quote Trading Interface (QTI) - quoting based SoupBinTCP protocol

The QTI connects participants directly with the SWXess Non-Equities On Book Matcher (OBM) Partition. Participants benefit from the renowned high-performance due to the SoupBinTCP network protocol and have guaranteed transmission capacities for entering quotes or one-sided quotes. Additional guaranteed capacity packets can be purchased.

Available network protocol: SoupBinTCP