Thomson Reuters Unveils Open-Source Data API 'Family'

The suite of four APIs will provide easier and faster access to data from the vendor and third parties.

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The Elektron API Family comprises four APIs for its real-time feeds and Thomson Reuters Enterprise Platform: the Elektron Transport Level API─a low-level API for handling the vendor's proprietary wire format; the Elektron Message API that decodes data; and the Elektron Object API that recognizes specific ‘objects,' such as surfaces, yield curves or credit default swaps, and treats related data accordingly. The Message and Object APIs are built around the Transport API, while a fourth API, the We

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