Now that Alpaca is charging for “unlimited access to data…” with it’s Pro Plan, is this a partnership with Polygon.io to provide affordable access to the Polygon.io Stock “Developer Plan” (which includes Real-Time, Trades and Quotes Data)?
Alpaca’s new data API is totally separate from Polygon. Here’s a comment on it from Polygon’s CEO:
I would love to be of more help here, but I know little about [Alpaca’s] new API at this point. It’s hard to say pros/cons until we know more. The main difference I can see so far is that we offer data back to 2004, whereas their data goes back 5yrs. Reference data and Latencies may also be a factor, but unsure until we are able to test/compare. Sorry!
Here’s a few basic differences I’ve seen:
- Polygon has 17 years of data. Alpaca has 5 years.
- Polygon’s API has more endpoints. Alpaca’s data API has some maturing to do.
- Polygon’s plan is $200/month. Alpaca’s plan is $50/month.