Tradedesk Updates

BATS EDGA and EDGX Clearly Erroneous Execution Web Form Usage Required Effective January 12, 2015

December 31, 2014

On Monday, January 12, 2015, BATS EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange will require all Clearly Erroneous Execution (CEE) filings to be submitted using the online form located within the Member Web Portal. This free tool gives members the ability to quickly provide BATS with all review criteria required per EDGA and EDGX Exchange Rule 11.15 (Clearly Erroneous Executions), ensuring all necessary information is received by the BATS Trade Desk in a timely manner. Please click the title for complete details.

BATS Announces Peg Order Behavior Update

December 30, 2014

Please be advised that on or about Friday, January 2, 2015, BATS will make a change to the source of data used for the local exchange BBO specifically for peg order calculations. Please click the title for complete details.

BATS/Direct Edge Updated Contact Information Effective January 12, 2015

December 30, 2014

Effective Monday, January 12, 2015, upon completion of the Direct Edge integration to BATS technology, key contact phone numbers and email addresses formerly used by EDGA and EDGX Members will be updated. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS/Direct Edge Integration Update Conference Call on January 7, 2015

December 30, 2014

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. ET, BATS Global Markets will hold a final conference call to update customers on the implementation progress and schedule for integrating the Direct Edge exchanges to BATS Technology that will complete on Monday, January 12, 2015. During the call, we will provide updates related to BATS/Direct Edge data center moves and latency equalization, the integration timeline, certification requirements, testing opportunities, feature release progress and other information of interest. Please click on the title for details required to access the call.

Final BATS Weekend Test Opportunity for New EDGA and EDGX Exchange Platforms in NY5 on January 10, 2015. New EDGA and EDGX Platforms Go-Live January 12, 2015.

December 30, 2014

BATS is pleased to offer Members the opportunity to participate in the fourth and final weekend test of the new EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange trading platforms located in Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, January 10, 2015. All symbols and functionality normally available in production will be made available for this weekend test. Please be advised that effective Monday, January 12, 2015, the NY5 EDGA and EDGX environments will be live in production for ALL symbols and the NY4 environments will be unavailable for trading. Please click on the title for complete details.

Correction: Introducing Retail Order Pricing on BZX Exchange

December 23, 2014

Effective Friday, January 2, 2015, BATS Global Markets will expand its existing retail programs by now offering a Retail Order Designation Program on the BATS BZX Exchange (BZX), pending filing with the SEC. Click the title for additional information.

Introducing Retail Order Pricing on BZX Exchange

December 22, 2014

Effective Friday, January 2, 2015, BATS Global Markets will expand its existing retail programs by now offering a Retail Order Designation Program on the BATS BZX Exchange (BZX), pending filing with the SEC. Click the title for additional information.

BATS EDGA and EDGX Universal Trade Capture Testing Opportunities for NSCC Members

December 10, 2014

Please be advised that as part of the Direct Edge integration to BATS Technology, BATS EDGA Exchange (EDGA) and EDGX Exchange (EDGX) are scheduled to commence the FIX-format trade submission to the NSCC production environment on Monday, January 12, 2015. As a result of the conversion, Members should note that some UTC-trade-capture output fields may be populated differently due to differences between the UTC FIX-format and the legacy-format inputs. Please click on the title for complete details including testing opportunities.

Reminder: BATS Weekend Test Opportunity for New EDGA and EDGX Exchange Platforms in NY5 on December 13, 2014

December 09, 2014

BATS is pleased to offer Members the opportunity to participate in the third of four weekend tests of the new EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange trading platforms located in Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, December 13, 2014. All symbols and functionality normally available in production will be made available for these weekend tests. Please be advised that order entry will not be supported on production sessions until certification has been completed. All EDGA/EDGX Members are required to re-certify their order entry protocol(s) of choice on the new EDGA/EDGX trading platform in NY5. Please click on the title for the weekend test script as well as details regarding NY5 certification requirements.

BATS Weekend Test Opportunity for New EDGA and EDGX Exchange Platforms in NY5 on December 13, 2014

December 02, 2014

BATS is pleased to offer Members the opportunity to participate in the third of four weekend tests of the new EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange trading platforms located in Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, December 13, 2014. All symbols and functionality normally available in production will be made available for these weekend tests. Please be advised that order entry will not be supported on production sessions until certification has been completed. All EDGA/EDGX Members are required to re-certify their order entry protocol(s) of choice on the new EDGA/EDGX trading platform in NY5. Please click on the title for the weekend test script as well as details regarding NY5 certification requirements.

BATS One Feed Update

November 26, 2014

As previously announced, the production release of the BATS One Feed has been delayed pending SEC approval. While BATS is prepared for a production release once final approval has been received, it has been decided that BATS One will be released in the NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ as opposed to the NJ2 data center in Weehawken. Please refer to the BATS One Feed Specification for updated IP address and port details. For additional information, please click on the title.

Reminder: BATS/Direct Edge Integration Update Conference Call on November 25, 2014

November 24, 2014

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET, BATS Global Markets will hold a conference call to update customers on the implementation progress and schedule for integrating the Direct Edge exchanges to BATS technology. During the call, we will provide updates related to BATS/Direct Edge data center moves and latency equalization, the integration timeline, certification requirements, testing opportunities, feature release progress and other information of interest.

BATS Releases Direct Edge Integration Port Attribute Matrix

November 21, 2014

Please be advised that all sessions created in the new EDGA and EDGX production environments in the Secaucus NY5 data center have been created with all port attributes set to the standard BATS default port setting. As such, after successfully certifying on the new EDGA and EDGX certification platforms, Members will need to perform a production port attribute audit to be sure their NY5 order entry sessions are configured in line with production trading objectives. Please click on the title for more information that will assist with port attribute audits.

BATS/Direct Edge Integration Update Conference Call on November 25, 2014

November 18, 2014

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET, BATS Global Markets will hold a conference call to update customers on the implementation progress and schedule for integrating the Direct Edge exchanges to BATS technology. During the call, we will provide updates related to BATS/Direct Edge data center moves and latency equalization, the integration timeline, certification requirements, testing opportunities, feature release progress and other information of interest. Please click on the title for more information.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange ROOC Feature Release Postponed to December 3 and 4, 2014

November 13, 2014

Please be advised that the ROOC Feature Release has been postponed. ROOC will be released on the BYX Exchange on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 and on the BZX Exchange on Thursday, December 4, 2014 (pending SEC approval) as opposed to Monday, November 17. As a reminder, this strategy allows members to route to auctions on primary listing markets.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange Feature Release Postponed Until December 1 and 2, 2014

November 13, 2014

Please be advised that BATS has postponed the release of the BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange features listed below. These new features are now planned for release on the BYX Exchange on Monday, December 1, 2014 and on the BZX Exchange on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 (pending SEC Approval) as opposed to Friday, November 14.

Reminder: BATS Weekend Test Opportunity for New EDGA and EDGX Exchange Platforms in NY5 on November 15, 2014

November 11, 2014

BATS is pleased to offer Members the opportunity to participate in the second of four weekend tests of the new EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange trading platforms located in Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, November 15, 2014. All symbols and functionality normally available in production will be made available for these weekend tests. Please be advised that order entry will not be supported on production sessions until certification has been completed. All EDGA/EDGX Members are required to re-certify their order entry protocol(s) of choice on the new EDGA/EDGX trading platform in NY5. Please click on the title for the weekend test script as well as details regarding NY5 certification requirements.

Reminder - BATS to Decommission Legacy Drop Protocol

November 04, 2014

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange, and BATS Options will decommission the Legacy Drop protocol effective December 31, 2014. FIX Drop and Order-by-Order FIX Drop ports will continue to be supported.

BATS Weekend Test Opportunity for New EDGA and EDGX Exchange Platforms in NY5 on November 15, 2014

November 04, 2014

BATS is pleased to offer Members the opportunity to participate in the second of four weekend tests of the new EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange trading platforms located in Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, November 15, 2014. All symbols and functionality normally available in production will be made available for these weekend tests. Please be advised that order entry will not be supported on production sessions until certification has been completed. All EDGA/EDGX Members are required to re-certify their order entry protocol(s) of choice on the new EDGA/EDGX trading platform in NY5. Please click on the title for the weekend test script as well as details regarding NY5 certification requirements.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange ROOC Feature Release Postponed to November 17, 2014

October 29, 2014

Please be advised that the ROOC Feature Release has been postponed to Monday, November 17, 2014 (pending SEC approval) as opposed to Friday, November 7. As a reminder, this strategy allows members to route to auctions on primary listing markets. Please click on the title for complete details.

Final Reminder: BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options NJ2 Certification Environments to be Decommissioned Effective October 31, 2014

October 28, 2014

As previously announced, BATS will be relocating its certification environments for the BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange from the NJ2 data center in Weehawken, NJ to the Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ. The existing certification environments in the NJ2 data center will be decommissioned on Friday, October 31, 2014. Members will be required to utilize the certification environments located in the NY5 data center after this date. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange Feature Release Postponed Until November 14, 2014

October 27, 2014

Please be advised that BATS has postponed the release of the BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange features that follow from Friday, October 31, 2014 to be effective Friday, November 14, 2014 (pending SEC approval). On the new effective date we will be releasing order behavior enhancements on the BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange including 6AM ET Order Acceptance, a new Opening Process for All Symbols as well as a change to Cancel Order Behavior on Trading Halts. For complete details, please click on the title.

Correction: BATS Announces New U.S. Equities Fee Codes and FIX Specification Updates

October 23, 2014

Please click on the title for complete details. Updates and corrections have been highlighted.

BATS Announces New U.S. Equities Fee Codes and FIX Specification Updates

October 23, 2014

BATS is pleased to announce that the BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange FIX version 1 (v1) specifications are being deprecated effective immediately in favor of the BATS U.S. Equities FIX version 2 (v2) Specification. At this time, both BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange either support features noted within the FIX v2 specification or will support them on the effective dates also noted within the specification. With respect to the FIX v2 specification, BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange Members should be aware of important updates related to Access Fees and Routing. Please click on the title for complete details.

Reminder: BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options NJ2 Certification Environments to be Decommissioned Effective October 31, 2014

October 20, 2014

As previously announced, BATS will be relocating its certification environments for the BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange from the NJ2 data center in Weehawken, NJ to the Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ. The existing certification environments in the NJ2 data center will be decommissioned on Friday, October 31, 2014. Members will be required to utilize the certification environments located in the NY5 data center after this date. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange Feature Release Available Effective November 14, 2014

October 08, 2014

BATS is pleased to announce that effective November 14, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be updating the way Market orders behave on the BATS BZX and BYX Exchanges. Market Day order support will be introduced and the Day TimeInForce will become the default for Market orders on the effective date. For complete details, please click on the title.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange Feature Release Available Effective November 7, 2014

October 08, 2014

BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday, November 7, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will begin offering the ROOC routing strategy. This strategy allows members to route to auctions on primary listing markets. Please click on the title for complete details.

Reminder: BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options NJ2 Certification Environments to be Decommissioned Effective October 31, 2014

October 07, 2014

As previously announced, BATS will be relocating its certification environments for the BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange from the NJ2 data center in Weehawken, NJ to the Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ. The existing certification environments in the NJ2 data center will be decommissioned on Friday, October 31, 2014. Members will be required to utilize the certification environments located in the NY5 data center after this date. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS Weekend Test Opportunity for New EDGA and EDGX Exchange Platforms in NY5 on October 11, 2014

October 07, 2014

BATS is pleased to offer Members the opportunity to participate in the first of four weekend tests of the new EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange trading platforms located in Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ on Saturday, October 11, 2014. All symbols and functionality normally available in production will be made available for these weekend tests. Please be advised that order entry will not be supported on production sessions until certification has been completed. All EDGA/EDGX Members are required to re-certify their order entry protocol(s) of choice on the new EDGA/EDGX trading platform in NY5. Please click on the title for the weekend test script as well as details regarding NY5 certification requirements.

Reminder: BATS / Direct Edge Required Certifications and Integration Testing Opportunities

October 01, 2014

Required BATS NY5 platform certifications can begin to be scheduled with the BATS Trade Desk effective immediately. Additionally, the NY5 Production Platform for EDGA and EDGX will be live and available for Members to trade in 5 test symbols on Friday, October 3. For complete details including weekend test opportunities, please click on the title.

BATS One Feed Release Postponed Pending SEC Approval

September 30, 2014

The production release of the BATS One Feed has been delayed pending SEC approval. BATS has completed work on all versions of the BATS One Feed and is prepared for a production release once final approval has been received. BATS continues to offer all versions of the BATS One Feed in the certification environment, and firms are encouraged to take advantage of the environment for development and testing. For complete details as well as new statistics demonstrating the rich and deep liquidity represented in the BATS One Feed, please click on the title.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange Announce Feature Release Available Effective October 31, 2014

September 29, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix and software roadmap, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday, October 31, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be releasing order behavior enhancements on the BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange including 6AM ET Order Acceptance, a new Opening Process for All Symbols as well as a change to Cancel Order Behavior on Trading Halts. For complete details, please click on the title.

BATS Announces Feature Release Available Effective October 17, 2014

September 23, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix and software roadmap, BATS is pleased to announce that effective October 17, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be releasing new order entry features on the BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange, and BATS Options Exchange. For the complete details regarding the new features and the trading platforms they will be made available on, please click on the title.

Reminder: BATS Feature Release Available Effective October 3, 2014

September 23, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix and software roadmap, effective Friday, October 3, 2014, we will be releasing updates for TCP and Multicast PITCH on the BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange. Additionally on the effective date, BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange will begin to support the Hidden Cancel Back functionality. For complete details regarding these updates, please click on the title.

Reminder: BATS PITCH Updates Effective October 3, 2014

September 09, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, effective Friday, October 3, 2014, we will be releasing the following previously announced updates for TCP and Multicast PITCH on the BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange. Please click on the title for complete details.

Introducing the BATS Order Type Guide

September 08, 2014

You are invited to watch the BATS Order Type Guide video to gain a better understanding of the order types available on the BATS BZX and BYX Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

Reminder: BATS/Direct Edge Integration Update Conference Call

September 08, 2014

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET, BATS Global Markets will hold a conference call to update customers on the implementation progress and schedule for integrating the Direct Edge exchanges to BATS technology. During the call, we will provide updates related to BATS/Direct Edge data center moves and latency equalization, the integration timeline, testing opportunities, feature release plans and other information of interest. Please click on the title for complete details.

Reminder: BATS / Direct Edge Integration Test and Member Certification Schedule

September 03, 2014

Please be advised that BATS has reserved dates for Member weekend test opportunities of the new EDGA and EDGX trading platforms located in the Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ. Click the title for more information.

BATS Feature Release Available Effective September 12, 2014

August 29, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday September 12, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be releasing Visible Peg Orders, Route Mid-Point (RMPT) Route Strategies, and introducing new re-route functionality on the BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

BATS/Direct Edge Integration Update Conference Call

August 27, 2014

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET, BATS Global Markets will hold a conference call to update customers on the implementation progress and schedule for integrating the Direct Edge exchanges to BATS technology. During the call, we will provide updates related to BATS/Direct Edge data center moves and latency equalization, the integration timeline, testing opportunities, feature release plans and other information of interest. Please click on the title for complete details.

Reminder: BATS Announces Order Attribute and Behavior Feature Release Available Effective August 22, 2014

August 20, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS reminds its Members that effective Friday, August 22, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be releasing several new order entry features on the BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Reminder: BATS Feature Release Available Effective August 15, 2014

August 12, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday August 15, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be releasing a FIX Routing Instruction Update as well as SWPA and SWPB Route Strategies on the BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Reminder: BATS Release of BOE Version 2 Effective August 15, 2014

August 12, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday, August 15, 2014, we will be introducing support for BOE Version 2 (BOE2) in production for BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Certification Data Center Migration Schedule

August 06, 2014

Please be advised that BATS is currently in process of relocating its certification environments for the BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange from the NJ2 data center in Weehawken, NJ to the Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus, NJ. The existing certification environments in the NJ2 data center will be decommissioned on Friday, October 31, 2014. Members will be required to utilize the certification environments located in the NY5 data center after this date. NY5 certification environments are active and available for use by BATS Members effective immediately. Please click on the title for more information.

BATS Announces PITCH Updates Available Effective October 3, 2014

August 01, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday, October 3, 2014, we will be releasing the updates for TCP and Multicast PITCH on the BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange. For complete details, please click on the title.

BATS Announces Order Attribute and Behavior Feature Release Available Effective August 22, 2014

July 31, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday, August 22, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be releasing additional order entry features on the BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

BATS One Feed Update

July 31, 2014

BATS has completed work on all versions of the BATS One Feed and is on-track for the planned production release on October 1, 2014. However, the introductory release of the Feed scheduled for August 1, 2014, has been deferred, pending SEC approval. BATS continues to offer all versions of the BATS One Feed in the certification environment, and firms are encouraged to take advantage of the environment for development and testing.

BATS Announces Order Routing Strategy Feature Release Available Effective August 15, 2014

July 09, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday August 15, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be releasing a FIX Routing Instruction Update as well as SWPA and SWPB Route Strategies on the BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange.

Update: BATS Feature Release Available Effective July 11, 2014

July 02, 2014

The release of the previously announced features that follow has been postponed to Friday, July 11, 2014, pending SEC approval. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS Announces Release of BOE Version 2 Effective August 15, 2014

July 01, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Friday, August 15, 2014, we will be introducing support for BOE Version 2 (BOE2) in production for BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS Introduces the BATS One Feed

June 30, 2014

BATS is pleased to announce the BATS One Feed, which will deliver aggregated quote, trade, and optional depth information for all four US equity exchange books operated by BATS. As a combined feed, the BATS One Feed will represent an aggregated view of the #1 exchange operator by market share for U.S. equities trading, excluding opening and closing auction volume. For complete details, please click on the title.

BATS Announces Availability of Connectivity to New EDGA/EDGX Platforms in NY5 Effective June 30, 2014

June 26, 2014

Per the BATS/Direct Edge Integration Schedule, effective Monday, June 30, 2014, test connectivity to the new EDGA/EDGX production environments located within the Equinix NY5 data center will be available to Members. For complete details, please click on the title.

BATS / Direct Edge Integration Test and Member Certification Schedule

June 11, 2014

Please be advised that BATS has reserved a number of weekend test opportunities in Q4 related to the Direct Edge integration. Additional test and certification details have also been defined. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS Announces Feature Release Available Effective July 3, 2014

June 05, 2014

As part of the Direct Edge Integration in accordance with the previously announced platform change matrix, BATS is pleased to announce that effective Thursday, July 3, 2014 (pending SEC approval), we will be releasing the following FIX order entry features on the BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange: Random Replenishment, Max Floor Modification, Fill or Kill Orders, and Stop/Stop Limit Orders. These same features will be made available immediately in BOE version 2 upon its release on a date to be announced later this summer. Please click on the title for more information.

Reminder: Connectivity Available to EDGA/EDGX Certification Ports in NY5 Effective June 2, 2014

May 29, 2014

Per the BATS/Direct Edge Integration Schedule, effective Monday, June 2, 2014, connectivity for the new EDGA/EDGX certification environments located within the Equinix NY5 data center will be available to Members. Physical ports will be made available for basic connectivity and logical ports will be available for heartbeating and functional testing of the BATS technology platform. Using the BATS Member Web Portal forms described below, Members may immediately start ordering physical and logical port connections that will be made available by June 2, 2014. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS Announces Availability of Connectivity to EDGA/EDGX Certification Ports in NY5 Effective June 2, 2014

May 05, 2014

Per the BATS/Direct Edge Integration Schedule, effective Monday, June 2, 2014, connectivity for the new EDGA/EDGX certification environments located within the Equinix NY5 data center will be available to Members. Physical ports will be made available for basic connectivity and logical ports will be available for heartbeating and functional testing of the BATS technology platform. Using the BATS Member Web Portal forms described below, Members may immediately start ordering physical and logical port connections that will be made available by June 2, 2014. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS to Decommission Legacy Drop Protocol

May 01, 2014

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange, and BATS Options will decommission the Legacy Drop protocol effective December 31, 2014. FIX Drop and Order-by-Order FIX Drop ports will continue to be supported. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS Announces Release of Updated Technical Specifications In Support of the BATS/Direct Edge Integration

April 04, 2014

As previously announced, the EDGA Exchange (EDGA) and EDGX Exchange (EDGX) will migrate to BATS technology and move to the Equinix NY5 data center on January 12, 2015, with the BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange, and BATS Options to follow in 2Q15. BATS Global Markets is pleased to announce the release of the order entry and market data specifications that will be used for the EDGA and EDGX within the NY5 data center. These same specifications referenced below will also be used for the BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange within NY5. However, some of the features may be made available to Members prior to those platforms moving into the NY5 data center. We will announce any updates to the existing BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange specifications as features are made available. Additionally, an updated Connectivity Manual has been released to cover connectivity options available for all BATS platforms that will reside in the NY5 data center for production and CH4 data center for disaster recovery purposes. Please click on the title for complete details including links to the updated technical references.

Clarification Regarding Market Data Usage

April 03, 2014

BATS Global Markets wishes to clarify the market data usage of its exchanges. With respect to routing, EDGA & EDGX use direct depth-of-book data feeds for all major exchanges, and data from the relevant securities information processor (SIP) for certain smaller exchanges. With respect to the matching engine, EDGA & EDGX currently use the SIP, but will be transitioning to direct feeds from all major exchanges in January 2015. BATS BZX and BYX exchanges currently use direct feeds for both routing and its matching engine from all major exchanges, and SIP data from certain smaller exchanges.

Routing to LavaFlow ECN

February 21, 2014

BATS Global Markets reminds Members that it supports Directed ISOs and BATS+ orders to LavaFlow ECN, which now displays protected quotes on FINRAs Alternative Display Facility (ADF). Click the title for complete details.

Reminder: BATS / Direct Edge Integration Plan

February 20, 2014

This morning (Thursday, February 20, 2014) at 10 a.m. ET, BATS Global Markets will hold a conference call to discuss the implementation plan and schedule for integrating the Direct Edge exchanges to BATS technology. During the call, we will provide details regarding the BATS/Direct Edge data center strategy, an integration timeline, key transition dates, and additional information. Please click the title for complete details.

BATS / Direct Edge Integration Plan

February 19, 2014

On January 31, 2014, BATS completed its merger with Direct Edge. We intend to leverage the best-in-class offerings from both organizations to create a first-class exchange operator that brings enhanced value to you, our Members. Thus, we are pleased to announce the implementation plan and schedule for integrating the BATS and Direct Edge exchanges, which involves migrating the two Direct Edge exchanges (EDGX and EDGA) to the BATS technology platform. Please click on the title for complete integration details including technology highlights, details regarding the BATS/Direct Edge data center strategy, an integration timeline, key transition dates and where to obtain additional information.

BATS/Direct Edge Integration Conference Call

February 13, 2014

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET, BATS Global Markets will hold a conference call to discuss the implementation plan and schedule for integrating the Direct Edge exchanges to BATS technology. During the call, we will provide details regarding the BATS/Direct Edge data center strategy, an integration timeline, key transition dates, and additional information. Please click the title for complete details.