Data Feed Handler

The Data Feed Handler within the FIST-ToolKit is a generic tool to process data feeds. Each data feed is mapped into a meta-model. The customers target data base, into which the feed data is to be stored, is also represented on a meta-level. The feed processing is configured by mapping the two meta-models. This procedure results in the following advantages:

  • Ease and flexibility of linking data feeds into target data bases
  • The implementation of the customer target data base can be plugged-in whereas the data feed import interface is reused without effort
  • Short and guaranteed development time for new data feeds (3-6 months)
  • Short and guaranteed adaptation time for release-changes of the data feeds (1 month)
  • Short and guaranteed adaptation time for release-changes of the customer db (1 month)
  • Ease of specification of customer-specific validation standards on the feed or on the target db through the use of meta-models.

The Data Feed Handler is constructed in the context of real-time data feeds (Reuters Data Feed, Telekurs Data Feed) and fulfils ambitious performance requirements.
VDF is one of the most complex data feeds and Data Feed Handler deals with it for years and was adapted to over 10 release changes.