Development Overview


All programs interacting with the CME Globex platform must work together seamlessly. To optimize performance and minimize risk, all applications interacting with the CME Globex platform must be certified by CME Group on the iLink order entry for FIX/FAST and/or market data interfaces MDP 3.0 before accessing production.


iLink

iLink, the CME Globex order routing interface, is built on the industry-standard FIX protocol.

Features:

  • Access the electronic CME Globex markets
  • Enter, modify and cancel orders, receive orders and fill confirmations
  • Support for customized interfaces to execute orders for all products listed on CME Globex
  • No Standard Template Libraries (STL) needed
  • Socket connections via FIX protocol – not an API

Messaging Controls

The CME Globex messaging controls are designed to provide iLink session security by:

  • supporting valid trading activity, and
  • preventing a malfunctioning trading system from impacting the markets

Resources

Consulting Resources

If you are looking for consulting resources, please visit our ISV page. These independent software vendors can provide product and development assistance for connectivity to the CME Globex order routing and market data interfaces.

MDP 3.0 on Market Data Platform

The Market Data Platform, the market data interface for CME Globex, enables you to integrate CME Group market data into your trading applications. Market Data Platform (MDP) 3.0 is a low latency and direct data access solution designed to improve customers’ ability to process and act on real-time price information

Features include:

  • Simple Binary Encoding (SBE); replaces the current FAST compression model
  • FIX 5.0 (SP2) Market by Price messaging formats
  • Event-driven market price and trade information
  • Enhanced market state dissemination
  • Increased timestamp granularity
  • Opt-In functionality for Order identifier on both market data

Resources

Consulting Resources

If you are looking for consulting resources, please visit our ISV page. These independent software vendors can provide product and development assistance for connectivity to the CME Globex order routing and market data interfaces.

More on CME Globex

Development Requirements & Certification
CME Group provides two test environments - Certification and New Release - to support customer and channel partner testing and development.

Choosing a Trading Application
Which trading application is right for you? View a full list of options.

CME Globex Customer Agreements
View the complete listing of Customer Agreements.

Client Systems Wiki
Visit our wiki for comprehensive info about trading on CME Globex.

Resources

CME Group Login
CME Group Login is a self-managed, centralized user profile service that authenticates access to CME Group applications and services.

CME Globex Notices
Provides information on critical system updates, new functionality, product launches and more.

 

Contact Us

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