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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 05:32 PM   #1
Tcl
 
 
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I've been looking for a while for a good streaming datafeed that runs on linux, and I cant find any without some flaws!
I am of course looking for retail stuff 100 USD or less per month

-IQFeed, require wine, socket programming, which seems worrying
-Activetick, some complained that support is sometimes unreachable and the content of their seem to suggest that it may be hard to reach out to the people behind it
-FuturePrice is also faceless, no pricing info, I dont even know who is their target clients

Any suggestions?
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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WINE...

If you can't deal with WINE then up your budget to the $1,500/month range. There are a lot of GREAT UDP data feeds that are Linux friendly.
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Old Apr 24th, 2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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I sent you a PM but I'll ad a little more here.

The new version of Ubuntu (Precise Pengolin) is supposed to have much better "Windows-like" support. Also Server 2008 R2's Hypervisor functionality isn't bad. If all else fails you can always run VMware's workstation or VMware Player (free) inside a windows machine to get your Linux fix.

Also there is cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/) that a lot of guys use from windows to get a linux CLI.

Also Windows Server-8 is still in Beta/Consumer Preview (and currently free) is awesome. The Hypervisor in Server-8 is awesome.
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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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MB Trading has a feed in plaintext (SSL encrypted I think). I looked at it a while back, would be very easy to parse.
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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Quote:
Quote from raincrab:

MB Trading has a feed in plaintext (SSL encrypted I think). I looked at it a while back, would be very easy to parse.
I think MB Trading uses the RealTick/TAL toolkit as their back-end. I have used TAL before on a project and it was very fast, but I would be concerned that a simple text protocol would be very inefficient.
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #6
Random.Capital
 
 
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Are you talking about the feed itself, or a canned application that accesses the feed?
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