SciFinder Now Available via API

Eric Carter, July 4th, 2013

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has announced that the SciFinder interface now includes a series of APIs that allows researchers and developers to integrate SciFinder functionality and the CAS database with third party research tools and workflows. SciFinder constitutes the world’s largest chemistry database, and many scientist use the service to launch new research and as a reference check throughout the research process.

Dimple: PMSI Launches Open Source D3 API

Eric Carter, June 18th, 2013

dimplePractical Management Solutions and Insights (PMSI) has launched an open-source API project for business analytics: dimple. Dimple aims to open up the flexibility and power of d3 to analysts. With little d3 knowledge needed, the dimple API gives analysts access to the tools capable of creating dynamic graphical representations of datasets.

The Justice Department’s NCVS API Opens Access to Crime Victimization Data

Eric Carter, May 28th, 2013

The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released an API for access to National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data: NCVS API. NCVS data includes the frequency, characteristics and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States compiled on an annual basis. The API constitutes one of many steps the federal government plans to make in an attempt to open access to data.

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Heralds Arrival of Parallelization Era

Michael Vizard, May 8th, 2013

With the formal launch this week of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud a new era of in-memory computing is about to become a lot more accessible. According to Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the SAP supervisory board, HANA in the cloud will give IT organizations access to a platform that essentially eliminates the need for batch processing in favor of a model where all applications are run in real time.

Sync and Migrate Data Across Apps and Platforms with FoxWeave API

Eric Carter, April 17th, 2013

FoxweaveFoxWeave, data migration and synchronization platform, allows developers to provide FoxWeave functionality in third party apps via the FoxWeave API. FoxWeave syncs beyond cloud storage providers. Rather, FoxWeave syncs data from apps, databases, on-premise storage, cloud storage, email accounts, and more. The FoxWeave API enables developers to decide where the best single point of synchronization makes sense for an individual or business entity.

Integration in the Age of Big Data

Michael Vizard, April 17th, 2013

Even to the most casual observer it’s pretty apparent that developers will be accessing ever increasingly larger amounts of data via an API. The challenge is finding the right cloud-based platform capable of facilitating the integration of all that data at acceptable performance levels.

BlockAvenue Releases its First API and Showcases First Mashup

Eric Carter, March 28th, 2013

Block Avenue Neighborhood ReviewsBlockAvenue, location-based analytics company, has announced the release of its first BlockAvenue API. The API gives developers access to BlockAvenue’s data (e.g. BlockScores, block reviews, neighborhood reviews, counts, etc.). BlockAvenue provides geolocation data on most neighborhoods across the US, often down to the block level. Its database grows everyday and BlockAvenue expects the API to push BlockAvenue towards its ultimate goal.

Back to the Future: Sociocast Raises $1 Million for Predictions API

Greg Bates, March 19th, 2013

Sociocast PredictionSociocast raised $1 million in funding from New York’s Raptor Ventures, bringing its total to nearly $6 million. As CEO and founder Albert Azout told Sean Ludwig at Venturebeat, the Prediction API is useful to advertising, social and gaming, retail, finance and government.

Business Profiles Registration Database Available via API

Eric Carter, February 25th, 2013

Business ProfilesBusiness Profiles, online database of business registration information, provides access to its massive database via the Business Profiles API. The database contains business registrations (e.g. corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, etc.) and additional data on shareholders, directors, public filings, and more.

OneMusicAPI Simplifies Music Metadata Collection

Eric Carter, February 7th, 2013

Elsten software, digital music organizer, has announced OneMusicAPI. Proclaimed to be “OneMusicAPI to rule them all,” the API acts as a music metadata aggregator that pulls from multiple sources across the web through a single interface. Elsten founder and OneMusicAPI creator, Dan Gravell, found keeping pace with constant changes from individual sources became too tedious a process to adequately organize music.

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