Dow Jones has announced the beta launch of DNA, a platform that empowers third-party businesses to access and integrate Dow Jones news and data into their own solutions.
With the launch of DNA (“Data, News and Analytics”), Dow Jones is opening up its unrivaled archive of premium news and data to customers, partners and their developers for the first time in its 130-year history.
This single platform gives customers and partners the enhanced ability to integrate Dow Jones information into their systems and workflows to power custom solutions such as process automation, predictive modeling and data mining.
“Dow Jones’s news and data drives analysis, insight and decision-making at the world’s most influential companies,” said Clancy Childs, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Professional Information at Dow Jones. “The DNA platform unlocks content on an unprecedented scale, enabling analysts and developers to use modern data analytics and machine-learning tools to integrate business-critical information into their workflows.”
DNA leverages cloud computing and a web services interface to provide scalable and reliable data access. There are three methods for customers and partners to access Dow Jones data:
- DNA Snapshots enable extractions of archive data (up to terabytes at a time) for users that wish to mine large amounts of content.
- DNA Streams provide streaming of content and data, for users that need to act on information in real-time.
- DNA Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provide functions to look-up, search and transact with Dow Jones data.
Available from today, Snapshots and Streams provide access to Factiva’s premium news archive of thousands of licensed sources, including content from Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal.
The DNA APIs provide access to Dow Jones’s pool of premium news and content, as well as information on millions of public and private companies.
To enable easy extraction, the data uses a proprietary taxonomy developed by Dow Jones’s global team of data strategists.
“We envision DNA as being the definitive source of trusted news and data creating the framework for a new ecosystem of solutions,” said Chris Lloyd, Head of Dow Jones’s Professional Information Business. “The launch of DNA marks a significant milestone for Dow Jones, as we look to build on our expertise in creating, curating and categorizing content, and add to that the ability to distribute this in more flexible ways. We are also working with a number of partners, who are recognized as leaders in their fields, to power their own innovation.”
Dow Jones is serving DNA using Google BigQuery, as one of the many ways the content is being made available. Other beta partners include IBM, RavenPack, Alexandria Investment Research & Technology, Equals3 and Linguamatics. DNA also powers the Dow Jones app on Symphony.
“By making the DNA platform available on the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, Dow Jones is giving customers the ability to use Watson’s AI and cognitive technologies to integrate premium content and data into their workflows,” said Michael Curry, Vice President, Watson Financial Services at IBM. “Dow Jones DNA joins the platforms being powered by the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, helping enterprises make better decisions based on world-class news, data and analytics.”