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Connecting to the Exchange

Connecting to the Exchange

As an Exchange Participant, you have a range of alternatives to connect to our markets. Eurex Exchange interfaces offer hardware independence, high levels of customization and flexibility. Our portfolio of connectivity alternatives is designed to meet the needs of a variety of users, from low-latency Market Makers to institutional buy-side customers. With this broad offering, you can select which connectivity solution best suits your individual needs. Whether you seek a high-frequency interface or one that utilizes the industry-standard FIX, we offer what you need.
Healthy markets are made up of a wide range of Participants that employ vastly different trading and investment strategies. Because a one-size-fits-all approach would be ill-suited for our Participant base, we designed a customized approach to ensure that you can choose the connectivity alternatives based on your unique business needs.

What connectivity pieces you need to participate

Your company will need to select one option from each of the columns below. We briefly explain why you need one of each component. In the overview below, we provide a definition of each connectivity alternative.
The list below is meant as an introduction. Our sales staff as well as technology contacts will guide you to ensure that you select the appropriate setup. They will also provide detailed information on technical and functional specifications as well as walk you through pricing.

TradingDataDrop CopyEurex Trader GUI AccessEurex Admin GUI Access
What is it?Two-way trading interfaceOne-way receipt of market dataCross-check your positionComplete trading functionality, risk controls including emergency stop and mass deleteSetup of new traders, trader limits, risk controls including emergency stop and mass delete
Eurex ETI
(high throughput and low latency)
Eurex EMDI
(high throughput and low latency)
Eurex FIX Gateway
(low-throughput)
Two connectivity options available, access via web or leased lines
Eurex FIX Gateway
(low-throughput)
Eurex EOBI
(high throughput and low latency, un-netted with enhancements)
Eurex Clearing FIXML Interface
(high throughput and low latency)
Two connectivity options available, access via web or leased lines
Eurex MDI
(netted)
Eurex ETI Back Office session
Eurex RDI
(reference data)

Which interface is right for you?

Interface nameHigh or low frequency?What does it do?
Eurex Enhanced Trading Interface (Eurex ETI)HighThe Eurex ETI is the high-performance, low-latency trading interface designed for Participants that require optimal performance and customization. This interface supports full trading functionality, including Market-Making.
Eurex FIX GatewayLowThe Eurex FIX Gateway is designed for Participants that want to utilize the industry standard FIX Protocol.
Eurex Enhanced Market Data Interface (Eurex EMDI)HighThis interface provides un-netted price level aggregated market data using multicast technology.
Eurex Enhanced Order Book Interface
(Eurex EOBI)
HighThough most of the functional concepts are similar to the Eurex EMDI, the EOBI provides several enhancements including but not limited to: side, price, priority timestamp and displayed quantity of each visible order and quote, trade price and traded quantity for each executed on-exchange trade, order book information disseminated without any depth limitation and manually entered trades and trade reversals by Eurex Market Supervision.
Eurex Market Data Interface
(Eurex MDI)
LowThis interface provides netted price level aggregated market data using multicast technology.
Eurex Reference Data Interface
(Eurex RDI)
N/AThis interface provides reference data via high bandwidth connections, including intraday updates. Some reference data (e.g.) for strategies created intraday is also disseminated via Eurex MDI and the incremental channel of Eurex EMDI.
Eurex Extended Market Data ServiceLowThe interface provides public off-book trade prices, intraday settlement prices and adjusted open interest. It also allows Participants to replay market information.
Eurex Trader GUIN/AThe "Eurex Trader GUI" provides access to trading functions for orders and Eurex Trade Entry Services. Authorized traders can also trigger an emergency stop trading and other risk controls on this GUI. It is recommended that Participants also operate the Eurex Trader GUI as a backup to alternative front-end systems.
Eurex Admin GUIN/AThe "Eurex Admin GUI" allows authorized users to perform administration functions, e.g. set up new traders, administer user access rights and assign product limits. Authorized administrators can also trigger an emergency stop and other risk controls on this GUI.
Common Report Engine
(CRE)
N/ATrading reports and files, audit trail reports and reference data files are provided exclusively via this service.

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