Market data solutions

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by CrankJankson, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Can someone out there toss out the best vendors that do market data solutions and delivers prices / updates in a few microseconds? Where I work, we have some inhouse, shitty feeds with a lot of variability and I'm not sure the programmers know what they are doing.

    Has anyone done a cost-benefit analysis of hiring a decent programmer (a senior guy, @$250k/yr or more) vs buying one of these off-the-shelf solutions? I realize home-brew is faster, but the time involved to do it right and design the proper solution could take so long it's impractical for all but the biggest firms.

    I basically want connectivity to just the equity exchanges. A list of 5 or 6 vendors ought to be enough.