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Quandl Has a New Look

Today we’re launching a brand refresh for Quandl, which you can see on our website. These updates reflect the exciting road we’ve traveled - from our roots as a “financial search engine,” to the platform we are today - the premier source of financial, economic, and alternative data for investment professionals. Quandl’s early platform aggregated a large amount of “data in the wild”, made it searchable and offered users a better consumption experience than was commercially available. The search aspect of Quandl was and still is an important feature of the product, and formed the basis of our original logo...

Change to Quandl API Limits

We have made changes to our API limits as of November 21, 2016 at 8AM EST. Users of the Quandl API may be affected by these changes. Specifically, because of unsustainable usage levels, we are now prohibiting simultaneous API calls from a single user. New API Limits Registered users are now limited to one API request at a time, with additional requests being throttled until the first request has been returned. These changes will not impact subscribers of premium databases on Quandl. Open Database Users Premium Database Subscribers Concurrent calls to the API prohibited Concurrent calls to the API permitted (unchanged) 50,000...

Meet the winners of the 2016 Big Data Big Impact competition!

Quandl recently sponsored the annual Big Data Big Impact competition, and we’re proud to share the winning team’s project today. Undergraduates from the University of British Columbia -- Benjamin Lim, Lilian Lau, Prapon Wongsangaroonsri and Taeyoon Lee -- used Quandl’s World Bank data to examine the relationship between exports and GDP in developing countries. The annual competition encourages students to evaluate one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The UBC team identified exports as a major channel for growth in Least Developed Countries (LDC). In their preliminary analysis, they created a heat map for GDP growth. “Quandl’s API simplified our...

Talking to Tradestreaming About Unbundling

Recently, our CEO Tammer Kamel spoke to Tradestreaming about how we’re unbundling both financial data and financial apps. You can read the entire interview here. Below is an excerpt: Looking at Product Hunt, it appears a lot of new apps are being built using your APIs. What’s happening here and what does this ecosystem look like years down the road? Yes, this is an exciting development for us. Currently, there are over a hundred financial and analytical apps built on top of Quandl’s API, all created by the Quandl community. You can get Quandl data into scientific and mathematical tools...

2016: The Year Ahead

We're just getting started on our mission to transform the world of data. In the last few years, we’ve come a long way. We grew by leaps and bounds in 2015. But there's a lot left to do. Here are some of the things we have planned for 2016: More Data Our biggest priority is improving our data coverage. We plan to expand the quantity of data on Quandl substantially. We also plan to improve the quality: better, more accurate free data, and reliable, pedigreed premium data from blue-chip vendors. If there’s any particular data you’d like to see on Quandl,...

2015: A Quandl Retrospective

Quandl hit some very significant milestones in 2015. It was almost exactly a year ago that we launched our data marketplace. How did we do? Data and Delivery When we launched the marketplace, we had three vendors and five databases for sale. Today, we have over 25 vendors and nearly 100 databases for sale. When we launched the marketplace, we had zero paying customers and zero dollars in revenue. Today, we have hundreds of customers and seven digits in annualized revenue from subscribers. (Not to mention many millions of free data users). When we launched the marketplace, our API served 15 million...

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