Introducing Databento's most granular data with packet capture (PCAP) files

September 26, 2023
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We're excited to announce that raw PCAP files are now available on Databento. Our PCAP offering provides raw market data in its native wire protocol, with PTP-synchronized hardware timestamps. Over 30 trading venues are covered, with a wide selection of direct and consolidated feeds that are captured at our Equinix NY4 and Aurora I colocation facilities.

  • 30+ trading venues covered.
  • Proprietary exchange feeds and OPRA.
  • Lossless capture up to 100 Gbps line rate.
  • 6+ PB of compressed PCAPs within immediate cloud access.
  • Up to 6 years of history captured directly by Databento or backfilled directly from the trading venues.
  • Lossless market data in its unfiltered, raw wire format and original packet sequence—before normalization.
  • Same-day data delivery with instant pricing and self-service setup—no lengthy sales process required.
  • Nanosecond-resolution hardware timestamps, synchronized to GPS clock with sub-microsecond accuracy using PTP.
  • Flexible customization with the option to merge and deduplicate to reduce storage, bandwidth, and transfer costs by up to 50%.
  • Multiple delivery methods: AWS, Google Cloud Platform, rsync to your bare metal server, T+1 uploads, and more.

Check out our blog post to learn more about using PCAPs, get pricing, or contact sales to schedule a demo.