Real-time and historical market data: Priorities, preferences and the cloud

This paper, commissioned by LSEG, focuses on firms’ current market data priorities, the asset classes and geographies they are looking to focus on in the near future, and the benefits they expect moving their historical market data storage and consumption to the cloud.

Key findings include:

  • Almost half of firms see the greatest need for vendor support around sourcing market data coming from exchanges and other venues
  • For historical market data, most respondents’ top priority is vendor-normalized data, followed by global venue coverage, feed coverage and lossless data accessed directly from the source
  • Most respondents cite the ability to focus on their core capabilities, followed by more predictable costs as the primary drivers for outsourcing their data management and storage functions