Dow Jones Launches DNA Platform
May 15, 2017
Jones has made a 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
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
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
•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
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.”
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."
Developers are able to access and process the content on any cloud or
on-premise platform they choose.