High-performance live data with Python, Rust,
C++, and APIs

Get customized live market data for the last 24 hours sourced directly from top global venues.

Databento dashboard on a desktop and mobile

Comprehensive market coverage

Select and customize data down to the symbol. Choose your favorite format, encoding, and delivery.


Licensed distributor for 40+ trading venues.


Tick data, full order book, and more.


Simple APIs for futures, options, and equities.

Trusted by


AUM of hedge funds whose researchers use Databento


emerging managers and CTAs over $100M AUM


developers at tech startups valued over $1B

Build your first application in 4 lines of code

Databento works with any language through our Raw API, which uses a binary protocol over TCP, and our HTTP API. We also provide client libraries for Rust, Python, and C++.

import databento as db
client = db.Historical('YOUR_API_KEY')

data = client.timeseries.get_range(


The most powerful APIs for normalized market data

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Same API for real-time and historical data

Our live API uses the same interfaces and data structures as our historical market replay, letting you use the same code for backtest and live trading.

Entire venue in a single API call

Entire venue in a single subscription

Subscribe to every update of every symbol on the venue, in a single API call—like a direct feed—be it over internet or cross-connect.

Precision timestamping with PTP

Tick-by-tick with full order book depth

All buy and sell orders at every price level. Get each trade, every tick, and order queue composition at all prices.

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Nanosecond, PTP-synchronized timestamps

The only normalized market data solution to provide up to four timestamps for every event, with sub-microsecond accuracy across venues.

Multiple customizations

Low latency

The fastest real-time feed over public cloud. 90th percentile latency up to your application at 42 microseconds (cross-connect) or 590 microseconds (internet).

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Seamless intraday replay

Join your real-time subscription with a seamless, streaming replay of the session. All within the ease of a single API call.

Multiple customizations

Multiple connectivity options

Get the full feed wherever you are. Cross-connects in NY4 and Aurora. Dedicated interconnect to AWS, GCP, Azure, and 8 PoPs.

Multiple customizations

Engineered for low latency and high precision


Layer 1 switches





Kernel bypass


Our servers are situated in primary colocation facilities like Equinix NY4 and CyrusOne Aurora I, and to minimize hops to the matching engine. This reduces latency and makes our timestamps more deterministic.

Varies with market

Complete Databento live architecture | Live system performance

Modern features built for top financial institutions

Modern features

Self-service onboarding

Skip the sales call. Access your first dataset in as little as 3 minutes.

Direct from colocation facilities

Sourced and distributed straight from the colocation facilities that house each venue’s matching engine.

Complete normalization

Cover multiple asset classes and trading venues with one unified message format.

Multiple encodings

Choose between CSV, JSON, and our highly-compressed binary encoding, DBN.

Multiple symbology systems

Continuous contracts, options chains, rollover rules, venue-native numeric IDs, ticker symbols, and more.

Unlimited usage

Scale up with near-unlimited API calls and enough bandwidth even for a full-venue firehose.

Get licensed for live data in 3 minutes

Understand pricing in a simple way

Answer a short questionnaire to determine your actual monthly license fees and submit your license agreements. We pass through these license fees with no upcharge.

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Keep track of license agreements in one place

Keep track of all past and active licenses from your Databento portal. Easily update the license based on any team composition changes.

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Flexible pricing to meet your needs

Only pay for the data you use with usage-based pricing, or get unlimited data with our flat-rate pricing. Skip the sales call and get an instant price quote today.

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