TTM Launches RESTjee API Software

Eric Carter, April 3rd, 2014

Total Transaction Management (TTM), a provider of transaction-oriented middleware, has launched RESTjee API software. RESTjee is designed to streamline creation and implementation of REST APIs for access to virtually any data store. Its ease of use stems from the elimination of server-side code.

FoundationDB Excels with an “Opinionated API”

Mark Boyd, March 12th, 2014

As the database market continues to expand, many start-ups in the space are focusing on honing their key points of differentiation to carve out a customer market. FoundationDB — with founders from the Adobe-acquired Visual Sciences — believes that their transactional, API-at-the-core database software will continue to increase in importance as customers seek a NoSQL solution with the reliability of SQL. Cofounder and CEO of FoundationDB David Rosenthal spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how customers are using FoundationDB and why it is worth having an “extremely opinionated API” at its center.

SAP Promises to Publish APIs for HANA Apps in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 6th, 2014

As part of a concerted effort to make the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform more appealing to developers, SAP this week announced a more modular approach to exposing SAP HANA services in the cloud. SAP is also moving to open an application store for SAP HANA applications offered by both SAP and third-party developers.

Cloudant Simplifies Moving Mobile Data into the Cloud

Michael Vizard, February 19th, 2014

One of the cumbersome chores associated with using a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) platform is moving data in and out, especially for mobile computing applications that need to do this frequently.

GoGrid Preps API for Big Data Public Cloud

Michael Vizard, February 11th, 2014

As a public cloud service optimized for Big Data applications, GoGrid gives developers access to a number of open source platforms, including Hadoop, Apache HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, and Riak. Trying to fuel what GoGrid CEO John Keagy describes as an open data services (ODSs) market, GoGrid provides the ability to stand up applications on multiple platforms in a way that helps developers avoid getting locked in to one particular architecture. Now GoGrid is close to taking that concept one step further by exposing an API to the GoGrid cloud platform.

SwiftIQ Announces Innovative Data Mining API

Mark Boyd, February 10th, 2014

SwiftIQ has released a first-of-its-kind data mining API aimed at uncovering the deep associations previously hidden in large datasets. The Frequent Pattern Mining (FPM) API has wide potential for use across major sectors, government, and healthcare, with the ability to speed up big data analysis and identify the opportunities that “connect the dots” for suppliers and service providers across any number of industries. SwiftIQ — which offers a range of predictive algorithm APIs that customers use in conjunction with their own datasets — is making the FPM API available on a case-by-case basis at present. Jason Lobel, CEO and Co Founder of SwiftIQ, spoke with ProgrammableWeb to announce the API.

Orchestrate Solves Database Woes with Single API

Mark Boyd, February 7th, 2014

This week, Orchestrate launched an API to allow management of multiple databases via a single API and interface. Cofounder and CEO of Orchestrate Antony Falco spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the growth of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) and why Orchestrate is a game changer for both app developers and the enterprise.

Service Objects Launches Address Detective

Eric Carter, February 4th, 2014

Service Objects, real-time contact validation service provider, announced its new product today: DOTS Address Detective. Address Detective examines incomplete address information and uses existing data to rectify and salvage the data. Given the data-crawling nature of the new product, Address Detective seems an excellent candidate to integrate via an API. To explore this concept, PW caught up with Service Objects CEO, Geoff Grow, to explore.

The DataTank Offers API Tool to Help Power Smart Cities

Mark Boyd, January 8th, 2014

A new API tool that transforms open datasets so they can be accessed by a REST API is capturing the attention of local governments interested in implementing smart cities policies. The DataTank is a data publishing platform that can also be used as a plug-in with the CKAN open data platform. It is created and managed by the Belgium chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, which operates as a social enterprise startup. ProgrammableWeb spoke with The DataTank’s Technical Lead Jan Vansteenlandt about the new open data/API tool and how it can be used to drive the smart cities agenda.

Can Developers use APIs and Data Tools like to Create Commercial Products?

Mark Boyd, December 19th, 2013

Startups that want to design innovative products and services using data that’s accessible via the web now have better data mining tools, thanks in part to startups like the award-winning Meanwhile, the recent settlement between U.S. startup People+ and AOL around accessing the entire Crunchbase database via API for a Google Glass app means there could be greater clarity for startups around data usage rights when creating commercial ventures. ProgrammableWeb spoke with co-founder and chief data officer Andrew Fogg and Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney Mitch Stoltz to discuss commercial trends in data scraping and developer rights in using data via APIs for business product design.

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