We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters

Peter Thiel

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with technological promises thrown at you from all directions. Quantum computers, nuclear fusion, hoverboards, Mars colonies, and now blockchain. How close are they to having a product? How feasible? Are they just a VC money-extraction-tool? There’s often no easy way to evaluate a truly innovative thing before it gets built, no matter how many experts read the whitepaper. There is, however, a way to ground project research in concepts we are all familiar with. No matter how innovative the vehicle you are building, there are a few fundamentals that you need to get right to achieve your goals. If someone raises horses and talks about reaching the Moon, it will probably take that company some time before take off. With this in mind, we propose to have a look at the state of technology for one of the burgeoning areas of crypto-finance: data providers. Although the metrics we chose are arguable, the generational differences in chosen technologies can help distinguish the chariot from the spaceship.

Infrastructure

Maturity Tech Stack Company
Chariot Mainframes
Self-hosted
MySQL
ICE
Anchor Digital
Train Co-location hardware
Virtual servers
Oracle
ActiveMQ
Digital Asset Data
Nomics
Cointelligence
TradeBlock
Car IaaS
Containers
Microservices
CI/CD
NoSQL
RabbitMQ
Kafka
Flipside Crypto
Coinigy
Thomson Reuters
XIGNITE
Kaiko
Coin Metrics
Santiment
Messari
CyptoCompare
CoinMarketCap
Spaceship Infrastructure as code
Container orchestration
Multi-cloud
Serverless
Big Data Frameworks
Service mesh
NTerminal
Chainalysis
CoinAPI

Codebase

Maturity Tech Stack Company
Chariot PHP
Cobol
Perl
Cointelligence
Anchor Digital
Train Python
Node.js
C#
Ruby
R
Flipside Crypto
ICE
Digital Asset Data
Nomics
XIGNITE
Coin Metrics
CoinAPI
CyptoCompare
TradeBlock
CoinMarket Cap
Kaiko
Car C++
Java
NTerminal
Chainalysis
Coinigy
Thomson Reuters
Messari
Santiment
Spaceship Golang
Rust
Erlang

Security

Maturity Tech Stack Company
Chariot Antivirus
Tape over webcam
Digital Asset Data
Nomics
Coin Metrics
XIGNITE
Cointelligence
CoinAPI
Messari
Santiment
CyptoCompare
TradeBlock
CoinMarket Cap
Anchor Digital
Kaiko
Train Dedicated software and hardware
Log Management
CISSP
Flipside Crypto
ICE
Coinigy
Thomson Reuters
Car IDS
Centralized governance
SSO
Secret Managers
Chainalysis
Spaceship SIEM
DLP
Dedicated security personnel
NTerminal

Delivery

Maturity Tech Stack Company
Chariot Email
PDF
Excel
FTP
ICE
Thomson Reuters
Cointelligence
Train Web platform
REST
Flipside Crypto
Chainalysis
Digital Asset Data
Nomics
Coin Metrics
XIGNITE
Messari
Santiment
CyptoCompare
TradeBlock
CoinMarket Cap
Anchor Digital
Car Websocket
Cloud API
NTerminal
Coinigy
CoinAPI
Kaiko
Spaceship Multi-site sync
Cloud Marketplace

Overview

Maturity Company
Chariot ICE
Cointelligence
Anchor Digital
Train Flipside Crypto
Thomson Reuters
Digital Asset Data
Nomics
Kaiko
Coin Metrics
XIGNITE
Messari
Santiment
CyptoCompare
TradeBlock
CoinMarketCap
Car Chainalysis
Coinigy
CoinAPI
Spaceship NTerminal

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