Lime Direct Virtual Private Server

Scalable, low latency solutions for systematic traders

For nearly 20 years, Lime Direct has helped quants connect with a fast, reliable, direct market access (DMA) gateway to the U.S. equity and options markets. Our Virtual Private Server (VPS) solution provides up-and-coming algorithmic traders with low latency, enterprise-grade security, and cost-effective ways to test and grow their strategies.

Lime Direct DMA Performance

6 Billion Shares

executed in the marketplace in the first quarter of 2022, averaging 2 billion per month


processed in the first quarter of 2022, including new orders, cancels, and replacements


executed in the marketplace with over 75 million messages processed in a single day in the first quarter of 2022, a new one-day volume record

Features of the Lime Direct Virtual Private Server

Agency Broker

  • Market-neutral execution delivery for privacy
  • SEC Rule 15c3-5 pre-trade risk checks performed as fast as single-digit microseconds
  • Customized algo and smart order routers

    Flexible Solutions

    • Discounted real-time market data from Nasdaq, which starts under $1,000 per month
    • Potentially save thousands of dollars in equipment and hosting costs per month
    • Secure hosting and colocation at major data centers: Carteret (NASDAQ exchanges), Secaucus (CBOE exchanges and other
      venues), and Mahwah (NYSE exchanges)
    • Customized algo and smart order router order types available

    Technical Specifications

    • Secure access via a dedicated network setup
    • Starts at 4 CPU cores, 8GB of memory, 68 GB of storage, and 2TB
      of transfer