Within IT operations circles Splunk is a fairly well known tool for making sense of the massive amounts of machine data generated by IT systems. So it should come as no surprise that Splunk would view the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) as an opportunity to extend the reach of its analytic software into the broader realm of telematics.
Being able to connect a lot of things to the Internet is one thing; being able to build applications that actually do something useful with them is quite another. While the Internet of Things (IoT) is all the rage these days, few organizations have any actual capability to take advantage of it. With that in mind, Glassbeam has launched SCALER, a cloud-based platform for creating analytics applications based on machine data.
Even in the age where services such as OnStar from General Motors can be used to call for help in the event of an automobile accident, seconds still matter when it comes to major trauma injuries. As part of an effort to save more lives by relaying critical information faster, Rave Mobile Safety and public safety officials from King County, Washington, in cooperation with automotive providers of telematics data such as OnStar, demonstrated how APIs are being used to stream information in real time to the call centers manned by emergency services personnel.
API management platform and enterprise software architecture specialists SOA Software have announced a new partnership with digital commerce specialists Elastic Path, aimed at supporting enterprises to improve their digital sales funnels with the help of APIs. The news comes as pre-conference workshops get underway this afternoon (San Francisco time), and signaling how key API providers are already leveraging the start of API Strategy and Conference to share industry announcements.
Now with almost two years in operation, custom analytics cloud platform Keen IO believe they have both a strong analytics product for existing customers, and the potential to quickly move into emerging market domains in the years ahead. Their strategy? To win over developers first, and let the developers evangelize back to end customers. The company provides the Keen IO API to help businesses process information by defining each piece of data as an event that can be catalogued and analyzed.
You have heard of fitness apps that collect personal data. Well, now a system is in the works to quantify your car data as well. Eventually, it will make that data available in personal APIs for other developers to build on.
Social Foundry, plug and play API infrastructure provider, has announced REST support for its SOAPbox API adaptor. SOAPbox exposes database operations through web services. This simplifies API creation, so software and app developers can concentrate on functionality, not manual coding methods.
In signs of the growing competitiveness in the connected home/Internet of Things market, smart thermostat maker Nest has attempted a shot across the bow by launching a developer program – that won’t actually come online until “early 2014”. The news was announced at last week’s CEDIA Expo, on the same day that iControl and EcoFactor launched a partnership in direct competition to Nest.
Announcing a new partnership between iControl, an extensible software platform for the connected home, and EcoFactor, an energy efficiency data company, Jim Johnson of iControl Networks said: “We both view integrations with APIs as the building blocks for innovation in the connected home market and the Internet of Things.”
Day one of the Nordic APIs conference wrapped up on Wednesday 18 September, with a second day of presentations and discussions planned for today. Over 120 participants attending from across the region, in addition to a packed agenda of presentations for speakers around the globe. Two major themes of discussions on the first day included the Internet of Things and security.