About VALUES API
The standardised open interface VALUES API ( Virtual Access Link Using Exchange Services Application Programming Interface) offers market participants access to exchange services. VALUES API was developed in order to define a standardised interface for exchange services (network and applications) and is used by thousands of traders around the world. The use of this programmable interface affords participants the connection to any application they want.
With the interface, the exchange applications and the respective participant applications (e.g. order routing systems, position management and risk management tools) are decoupled from the functional and technical services and the network of Deutsche Börse. This separation into functional and technical components also means that VALUES API can be extended, at any time, without impairing efficiency for the users.
VALUES API allows all participants, regardless of their location and size, peer and secure access to the exchange back end. The standardised interface renders many news formats and protocols superfluous.
VALUES API is sub-divided into two components: