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QuickFIX/J is a Java implementation of FIX (Financial Information eXchange) protocol.

QuickFIX/J is a full featured messaging engine for the FIX protocol. It is a 100% Java open source implementation of the popular C++ QuickFIX engine.


  • Free! It costs nothing and has a very liberal open source licence.
  • Full source code available (also at no cost).
  • Supports FIX versions 4.0 - 4.4.
  • Runs on any hardware and operating system supported by 1.4+ Java SE or compatible VM.
  • Compatibility with QuickFIX C++ Java Native Wrapper API (easy to upgrade)
  • Java NIO asynchronous network communications for scalability (using Apache MINA)
  • Supports embedded SSL with Java 5+
  • Provides standard JMX MBeans for FIX engine management
  • Easy to embed in existing Java applications.
  • Choice of message processing threading strategies
  • Communication transports for TCP sockets and VM pipes.
  • Metadata-driven parsing and validation.
  • Metadata-driven code generation of type-safe FIX message-related classes.
  • Metadata API for use at application level (for example, FIX messaging UI).
  • Support for protocol customizations (new messages, fields, constraints).
  • Session state storage plugins: JDBC, File, SleepyCat/JE, In memory
  • Logging plugins: JDBC, File, SFL4J (supports JDK1.4 logging, Log4J, Commons Logging), Console, Composite
  • Failover and High Availability.
  • Scheduling of session connections.
  • Many automated unit and acceptance tests.
  • Example applications: Simple Swing order entry UI and a console-based order execution simulator.
  • Commercial support available from multiple sources.