Continuum Analytics Announces Partnership with Thomson Reuters

  Continuum Analytics Announces Partnership with Thomson Reuters

  Continuum Will Offer Thomson Reuters’ QA Direct Financial Database through
                   Online Cloud Analytics Platform, Wakari

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- March 26, 2013

Continuum Analytics, the premier provider of Python-based data analytics
solutions and services, today announced a new partnership with Thomson Reuters
(NYSE: TRI) to make large financial datasets more accessible and easier to
analyze for those in the quantitative field. The partnership will allow
subscribers to access Thomson Reuters QADirect financial database through
Continuum’s new in-browser Python data analytics platform, Wakari.

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for
businesses and professionals, maintains large datasets of financial
information for quantitative equity management. QADirect is the comprehensive
database incorporating a wide range of high-quality financial metrics found in
Thomson Reuters Worldscope, Datastream, and I/B/E/S datasets.

By partnering with Thomson Reuters, Continuum Analytics now offers the
financial information found in QADirect through a Python Application
Programming Interface (API) hosted on Wakari. The decision to implement a
Python API over QADirect’s standard SQL interface comes in response to the
increasing use of Python, a high-level general-purpose programming language,
in the quantitative analysis world for advanced data analytics, simulation,
and visualization.

With Wakari, financial analysts can access and manipulate QADirect information
in a complete, web-based Python and Linux environment. Its clean user
interface provides an environment to easily interact with and interpret
Thomson Reuters data, as well as visualize and share their results in
real-time and completely in the browser. Wakari also includes IOPro, a Python
library developed specifically to optimize accessing large datasets like

More information about this partnership can be found on the Continuum
Analytics blog. Individuals who already have Thomson Reuters credentials may
log into Wakari and immediately begin using the API. Those without Thomson
Reuters credentials are invited to sign-up for Wakari and contact Continuum at for free access to a sample dataset.

About Continuum Analytics

Continuum’s Python-based, data analytics products and consulting services
empower organizations to analyze, manage and visualize big data – turning
massive datasets into actionable insights and business value. Built on proven,
open-source technologies and integrated within existing IT environments,
Continuum Analytics’ tools allow organizations to make critical business
decisions based on their data quickly, easily, inexpensively and with
flexibility. Armed with efficient, productive tools to access and manage their
data, organizations can free up resources to solve actual business problems.
To learn more about Continuum Analytics’ services, training and product
offerings, visit

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for
businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative
technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the
financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and
science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news
organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and
Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and
operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the
Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to


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