There’s no shortage of integration platforms in the cloud these days with Tibco Software becoming the latest vendor to join their ranks. Tibco this week unfurled Tibco Cloud Bus, a subscription based integration service that differs from other services in that IT organizations have the option of deploying it anywhere they like versus being locked into a particular cloud computing platform.
Cloudera, leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, has announced the Cloudera Developer Kit (CDK). The CDK will help developers build apps in Hadoop environments without needing enhanced big data skill sets. It includes API libraries, sample code, documentation and tools that will lower entry costs and time needed to actively participate in the big data space.
Dropbox has announced its first developer conference: DBX. On July 9th, Dropbox will host an invited group of developers and designers to San Francisco to share ideas with developer brethren and learn about what’s coming from Drobox. Although attendees must be invited, tickets are $350 and those interested can request an invitation.
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.
Oddcast, innovative web and mobile marketer, has released a cloud based text-to-speech (TTS) API: Vocalware. Releasing the platform via API allows developers to extend TTS to any browser-based or mobile application. Vocalware intends to become the one stop shop for cloud based speech functionality.
Events in the networking world don’t usually garner all that much attention from developers. But Cisco is hoping that developers are paying attention to both OpenStack, an emerging standard for managing IT infrastructure in cloud computing platforms, and Project Open Daylight, an open source implementation of a software-defined networking controller that Cisco supports.
FoxWeave, 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.
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.
Digital may be the way forward, but there are still many businesses that generate a lot of paperwork, and the humble fax machine is by no means unnecessary. FaxLogic is an enterprise level, cloud-based fax service that modernises the functionality of a normal fax machine by combining the convenience, features and benefits of analog fax, internet fax and fax servers. Ultimately, the aim is to provide businesses with a cost-effective and streamlined solution. FaxLogic provides the FaxLogic API that allows secure programmatic access to FaxLogic services and online message repositories.
At first, the phrase “my API is my Product” seems misleading. An API is a way to deliver a product, rather than the product itself, right? The term designates a “set of programming instructions designed to access an app.” Period. We’re talking about a means, rather than an end. That’s why there are so many different products relying on APIs: Twilio for phone, Mailjet for email, Google Maps for maps, etc.