Millistream now available on Verizon Financial Network

The Verizon Financial Network (VFN) would like to welcome Millistream to its catalog of available market data products and services!

Millistream is a provider of real-time market data specializing in feed and web solutions. The company was founded in 2008 and is led by a team of experts in the market data industry.

Millistream’s data feed solutions are based on the Millistream Engine, a modern platform developed for extremely high scalability and performance.

To order connectivity to Millistream or other services, please contact vfn-feed-change@verizon.com or your Verizon Account Manager. For a complete list of services available on VFN, please send an inquiry to VFNSales@Verizon.com.

Introducing the Millistream Sandbox

The Millistream Sandbox is a production-like test environment. We use an actual feed log from a historical trading day as the source of the data and it’s sent in ”real time”, which basically means that the exchange data will have the same timing as on an actual trading day.

All Millistream products, like the Millistream Web Service (MWS), the Millistream streaming API and the Millistream Database, are possible to use with the Sandbox. An application developed using Sandbox data can simply switch to a production account/URL and be live in minutes.

The data is filtered and not all exchanges and other sources available in the Millistream feed are possible to test in the Sandbox.

Millistream Database Application (MDA) version 0.9.36 released

The Millistream MDA project team is pleased to announce the release of
version 0.9.36 of our open source application for updating SQL servers
with data from the Millistream Data Feed.

* Only reset the ‘quotes’, ‘noii’, ‘performance’ and ‘orderbooks’ tables when
receiving a InstrumentReset message if MDA is configured to request these
tables.

As earlier announced, as of v0.9.33 the database schema is developed independently of
the MDA and the latest schema including upgrade scripts is available on our ftp server
under the documents section (MDA_schemas_[version].zip). As of this writing the latest
database schema is v83 and thus the file is available from:
ftp://ftp.millistream.com/documents/MDA_schema_83.zip

Do note however that the latest schemas are only needed if you need the new columns/tables,
they are not mandatory to operate the MDA!

We consider MDA 0.9.36 to be the best version of MDA available and we
recommend that users of older versions upgrade as soon as possible.

MDA 0.9.36 is available for download from the following locations:

Windows installer: ftp://ftp.millistream.com/binaries/windows/
Red Hat / CentOS: https://packages.millistream.com/rpm/
Debian / Ubuntu: https://packages.millistream.com/apt/
Source code: ftp://ftp.millistream.com/sources/
Documentation: ftp://ftp.millistream.com/documents/mda.pdf

Windows users upgrade by running the installer for the new version.

Linux users who have added our apt or yum repositories can upgrade by simply
issuing “apt-get update && apt-get upgrade” (Debian/Ubuntu) or
“yum upgrade” (Red Hat/CentOS).

Information on how to add these repositories are available at
ftp://ftp.millistream.com/binaries/linux/

And as usual, if you have any questions what so ever regarding this release
or other things, don’t hesitate to contact us at tech@millistream.com

Millistream Data Feed API (MDF) version 1.0.18 is released

Millistream is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.18 of our open
source Data Feed API.

* updated mdf_fields.h to the latest version (44 new fields and 2 new messages,
also note that the MDF_F_FREETEXTCOMMENTx fields have been renamed to MDF_F_Sx)
* fixed the code so that it builds correctly on a big endian system
* fixed various compiler warnings
* fixed wrong encoding of the values “10741.80” and “10741.90”, decoding
was not afflicted so this only applies if you use the MDF to send data
into the system.
* new function mdf_message_add_time2() added that allows adding of time
without having to go by strings.
* new function mdf_message_add_date2() added that allows adding of date
without having to go by strings.

As usual this version of MDF is binary compatible with previous versions, so
there is no need to recompile client applications, so users (including users of
the Java JNI wrapper) can simply upgrade by replacing the libmdf file itself.

MDF 1.0.18 is available for download from the following locations:

Windows: ftp://ftp.millistream.com/binaries/windows/
Mac OS X: ftp://ftp.millistream.com/binaries/mac/
Red Hat / CentOS: https://packages.millistream.com/rpm/
Debian / Ubuntu: https://packages.millistream.com/apt/
Source code: ftp://ftp.millistream.com/sources/
Documentation: ftp://ftp.millistream.com/documents/

Linux users who have added our apt or yum repositories can upgrade by simply
issuing “apt-get update && apt-get upgrade” (Debian/Ubuntu) or
“yum upgrade” (Red Hat/CentOS/AmazonLinux).

Information on how to add these repositories are available at
ftp://ftp.millistream.com/binaries/linux/

And as usual, if you have any questions what so ever regarding this release
or other things, don’t hesitate to contact us at tech@millistream.com

Millistream Database Application (MDA) version 0.9.35 released

The Millistream MDA project team is pleased to announce the release of
version 0.9.35 of our open source application for updating SQL servers
with data from the Millistream Data Feed.

* If MDA discovers that it’s connected to a different server than before
after a disconnect, it will now issue a complete snapshot request of all
data and not the standard incremental one. This ensures that all data is
100% in sync even if there is a time discrepancy/latency between servers.

* Fixed a problem where deletions of rows in pricehistory, adjustedpricehistory,
corporateactions, fundamentals, estimates, estimateshistory, ci and cihistory
would be ignored if there was an update for that particular row in the current
queue which had as of yet not been written to the SQL server.

* Fixed a problem with the command line arguments where the “next” argument
would be ignored if a previous argument used the “=” sign to give the argument
a value.

List of fixes from v0.9.34 (this release was never publicly announced):

* adjustedhistory could get the unadjusted value if the source column
was not present (the source column was removed from new installs as of v0.9.33)

* Fixed a problem where the aggregated statistics in the “stats” table, from the
“mda –status” command and reported to the Windows Performance Monitor could
experience a race condition and thus not always display the correct value.

* creation of the pid file is now optional (since it’s no longer used by either
the SysVinit scripts or by the Upstart or systemd init systems).

As earlier announced, as of v0.9.33 the database schema is developed independently of
the MDA and the latest schema including upgrade scripts is available on our ftp server
under the documents section (MDA_schemas_[version].zip). As of this writing the latest
database schema is v77 and thus the file is available from:
ftp://ftp.millistream.com/documents/MDA_schema_77.zip

Do note however that the latest schemas are only needed if you need the new columns/tables,
they are not mandatory to operate the MDA!

We consider MDA 0.9.35 to be the best version of MDA available and we
recommend that users of older versions upgrade as soon as possible.

MDA 0.9.35 is available for download from the following locations:

Windows installer: ftp://millistream.com/binaries/windows/
Red Hat / CentOS: https://packages.millistream.com/rpm/
Debian / Ubuntu: https://packages.millistream.com/apt/
Source code: ftp://millistream.com/sources/
Documentation: ftp://millistream.com/documents/mda.pdf

Windows users upgrade by running the installer for the new version.

Linux users who have added our apt or yum repositories can upgrade by simply
issuing “apt-get update && apt-get upgrade” (Debian/Ubuntu) or
“yum upgrade” (Red Hat/CentOS).

Information on how to add these repositories are available at
ftp://millistream.com/binaries/linux/

And as usual, if you have any questions what so ever regarding this release
or other things, don’t hesitate to contact us at tech@millistream.com

Millistream adds a new 1 Gbit/s access in Stockholm

In our data center in Lunda, we now offer access via a new IP-Only 1 Gbit/s Internet connection. This is run in parallel with the existing Verizon connection and is available over IPv4 and IPv6 as all other connections (except Amazon who only provides IPv4 access).

Valid access points are thus:

Address 	      Provider       Location
sth.millistream.com 	Verizon 	Stockholm, Sweden
sth2.millistream.com 	IP-Only 	Stockholm, Sweden
lon.millistream.com 	C4L 	        London, UK
aws.millistream.com 	Amazon EC2 	Dublin, Ireland