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Alpha streams approved universe sources

Alpha streams documentation is saying "DropBox/FTP driven universes require your continual effort so are not an approved universe source."


What are exaxtly the criteria for approved external universe sources?
Can you give examples for external universe sources that qualify for using in Alpha streams?

Thanks

 

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Hi CloudTrader 

No external data sources other than approved ones QuantConnect adds to the ecosystem are allowed. When we add a new data source we host and maintain it 24/7 with monitoring software to ensure our team keeps it online -- we have three full-time engineers working on our data stack. We can't promise to funds that the community will have the same ability to keep their data up to date so we need to block external sources. 

Best

Jared

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