While Optimus Futures provides multiple datafeeds for execution, many traders supplement it with the DTN IQFeed, a real-time, streaming quote and news service with data direct from the exchanges.
As a Tier One Data Vendor, iQFeed is one of the very few data providers that still receives the full feed (every tick) direct from the exchange. Many other data feeds will bundle or consolidate their data while some only send out data on a refresh cycle. This means that their customers aren’t receiving the same true tick by-tick-data that iQFeed provides. Without true tick-by-tick data, charts and technical analysis programs aren’t as accurate, and could give false buy-sell signals that end up costing you money in bad trades.
IQFeed also owns and manages their own datacenter without relying on third parties or co-location facilities. By controlling fully redundant systems, they are able to react before an outage occurs. Many 3rd party quote vendors don't have the infrastructure and bandwidth to handle today's high volume market. iQFeed’s Quad Redundant ticker plant was built with today's technology, providing traders with fast and reliable data.