Software that contains all the features, functions, and infrastructure required to support a data exchange.
Other key players are data exchange providers and operators. A data exchange provider is a company that sells data exchange technology, which we call a data exchange platform (DXP). A data exchange operator is a company that uses a DXP to create and manage a data sharing site, such as a private data exchange or a public data marketplace. In most cases, a data exchange provider is also a data exchange operator. For instance, Dawex and Narrative are primarily data exchange providers, but they also run public data marketplaces. In contrast, Harbr only provides data exchange technology for exchange operators.