Nasdaq Cloud Data Service

Access real-time & historical market, index, and alternative data
direct from Nasdaq via Cloud API.
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Designed to fuel the next generation of app and display development, Nasdaq Cloud Data Service (NCDS) provides a flexible and efficient method of delivery for real-time exchange data and other financial information. Data is made available through a suite of APIs, allowing for effortless integration of data from disparate sources, and a dramatic reduction in time to market for customer-designed applications.

NCDS enables firms to receive data products through open-source delivery standards rather than relying on traditional hardware and connectivity – providing a dramatic reduction in time to market. 

*Free trial available for most products available via NCDS.


Product Suite

Nasdaq TotalView

Beyond Level 1, at more than 20x the liquidity of Level 2, Nasdaq offers the most complete market book with all the information you need to bring your investing decisions to the next level.

Nasdaq TotalView — the standard Nasdaq data feed for serious traders — displays the full order book depth on Nasdaq, including shows you every single quote and order at every price level in Nasdaq-, NYSE-, NYSE American- and regional-listed securities on Nasdaq. 

TotalView also disseminates the Net Order Imbalance Indicator (NOII) for the Nasdaq Opening and Closing Crosses and Nasdaq IPO/Halt Cro

Nasdaq Basic & Basic Canada:

Basic U.S. provides real-time Best Bid and Offer and Last Sale information for all U.S. exchange-listed stocks.

Basic Canada combines market data from Nasdaq CXC, CX2 and CXD in a single data feed.

Since launching in 2009, Basic has saved the industry more than $300M in Level 1 fees.*

*As of Q3 2020.

Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS):

Real-time streaming index data for Nasdaq Global Indexes, including the flagship Nasdaq-100, Nasdaq Composite, and Nasdaq Biotech Index.

GIDS provides data recipients the opportunity to reduce network, administrative and data center costs by taking one data feed, rather than many. GIDS provides greater dissemination frequency for select indexes, allowing for better trading performance and portfolio valuations. The real-time feed also standardizes message formats for index and ETF values to facilitate the processing of cross-market data.

Nasdaq Last Sale

Supplies the widest distribution and most transparent access to real-time market data.

Provides numerous opportunities for firms to create products that support the trading decisions of the investing public, such as Dynamic Stock Tickers, Portfolio Trackers, Time/Price Graphs and Profit and Loss Screens.

Nasdaq Smart Options

Provides NBBO & Last Sale data on all US-listed options. Cost-efficient, low-bandwidth alternative to the full Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) data feed

On average, firms save upwards of 80% of the bandwidth requirements compared to the full OPRA feed.

Quandl Alternative Data

The demand for alternative data continues to grow and Quandl has a reputation for delivering best-in-class alternative data sets, including ESG.

Quandl’s platform services more than 400,000 individuals, including analysts from the world’s top hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks. Together, we aim to provide the investing community easy access to ever-evolving insights and datasets. The biggest opportunity for investors in this decade comes from the signals buried in the data generated by the digital economy. Alternative data is the deepest, least utilized alpha source in the world to

Financial News

Access premium global financial news through our 3rd partner distributors, Benzinga and MT Newswires. Now offering special pricing for fintech startups and entrepreneurs!

MT Newswires provides industry leading global, real time multi-asset class capital market and economic news services.


Benzinga leverages their industry experience as both journalists and financial market practitioners to deliver actionable, market-moving news and financial data insights. Through their in-house proprietary content and curated partner network, Benzinga covers the entire financial data spectrum from standard financial data through alternative datasets. Their news and data powers many of the world's largest online brokerage platforms.

Key Benefits

Why Connect via Cloud API?


Take only the data you need, when you need it.


Data is consolidated and model-ready. Reduced operational effort resulting in faster speed to market for customer-designed applications.


APIs are scalable to meet nearly any type of implementation.

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