Interfaces

InterfacesIntegration of Xetra into clients’ in-house architecture

Ever since Xetra® was launched in 1997, the trading technology has been continually advanced in order to satisfy the latest requirements trading has of an efficient and high-performance platform.

Xetra can be optimally scaled by means of the client-server architecture; participants can be connected quickly and easily. Via the Xetra FIX Gateway, Xetra Market Data Interface, VALUES API* interfaces and the Enhanced Transaction Solution (ETS) and Enhanced Broadcast Solution (EnBS) high-speed interfaces, the client can integrate the trading technology into his/her processes or make use of the software offered by external vendors.

Alternatively participants can also always use the Java-based Xetra J-Trader trading application, which is part of the Xetra software.

The diagram below provides an overview of the interfaces available:

Interface

High or low frequency

What does the interface do?
Xetra Enhanced Transaction SolutionHighXetra Enhanced Transaction Solution is the high-powered trading interface with a low latency – for participants who need optimal performance and flexibility.
Xetra FIX GatewayLowThe Xetra FIX Gateway is designed especially for participants who wish to use the industry standard FIX protocol.
Xetra Enhanced Broadcast SolutionHighThis interface presented gross market data aggregated at the price level using a multicast technology.
Xetra Market Data InterfaceLowThis interface provides netted market data aggregated at the price level using a multicast technology.
VALUES APILowLegacy applications interface (Application Programming Interface – “API”) for trading, market data and user administration.
Xetra J-TraderN/AThe Xetra J-Trader GUI offers trading functions as well as OTC trade entry features (Xetra Trade Entry). It allows authorised users to perform administrative functions, e.g. to connect new traders or administer access rights and risk parameters. Moreover, we recommend that our participants use the Xetra J-Trader GUI as a backup solution for alternative frontend systems.
Common Report EngineN/AAlternatively, trading reports and files, audit reports and files with reference data can be made available through this service.

*The plan is to replace the VALUES API interface in the medium term.

Market Status

XETR

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Trading System experiencing issues

Trading System experiencing serious issues

Xetra newsboard

The Market Status Indicator displays the current technical availability of the trading system.

It indicates whether Xetra newsboard messages regarding current technical issues of the trading system have been published or will be published shortly.
We strongly recommend not to take any decisions based on the indications in the Market Status Indicator. Please always check the Xetra newsboard for comprehensive information.

An instant update of the Market Status requires an enabled up-to date Java™ version within the browser.