PubNub Announces Bitcoin Exchange Solution Kit

Amy Castor, December 11th, 2013

In the early days of Twitter, occasionally when you tried to log in you got a “fail whale” – a picture of a whale held up by a flock of birds — as a way of telling you the system was overcapacity, and you should simply try again later. We tolerated it then because, after all, it was only social media. But there are certain types of services, for example, financial exchanges, where you never want a fail whale. So if you have thoughts of building a Bitcoin exchange, where people can buy and trade the popular virtual currency in real-time, you want an infrastructure that can handle high volume trading spikes without going down.

PubNub Connects the WebRTC Dots With a Template

Amy Castor, November 21st, 2013

PubNubWebRTC makes it possible for anyone to create video and voice on the browser. But as cool as the new Web protocol is, it’s not always easy to work with. Building a full fledge video app requires complex and esoteric coding. You need other elements as well. For example, signaling to make the phone ring and authentication.

Amazon Kinesis Handles Large-Scale, Real-Time Data Processing

Janet Wagner, November 15th, 2013

Amazon Web ServicesYesterday at the 2013 AWS re:Invent Conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Amazon Kinesis, a fully managed service designed to handle real-time streaming and high-volume data processing at any scale. The announcement comes on the heels of the launch of CloudTrail, a new web service that records API calls made to AWS accounts and then provides log files via Amazon’s S3 bucket.

APIs to Stream Car Crash Data to 911 Systems in Real-Time

Michael Vizard, November 7th, 2013

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.

Cloudera Innovators Program Fosters Hadoop API Adoption

Michael Vizard, October 28th, 2013

APIs tend to go wherever the data is, so with more data than ever showing up in Hadoop, it stands to reason that APIs would soon follow. At the Strata Conference and Hadoop World 2013 event today, Cloudera announced a Cloudera Connect: Innovators program under which developers are invited to build applications that invoke an API that Cloudera in partnership with DataBricks has created for its distribution of Hadoop.

Elastic Path and SOA Software Announce New Partnership Targeting Enterprise Commerce

Mark Boyd, October 23rd, 2013

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.

Real-Time App Development Platform PubNub Introduces Serverless Access Control

Amy Castor, October 23rd, 2013

PubNub, a company that offers a development platform for real-time apps through an API, launched a new serverless access control feature today. The PubNub Access Manager (PAM) is a secure gateway that relieves your server of the burden of controlling who has access to your data streams.

API or Die: AccountingSuite Positions Itself Based on its API Strategy

Mark Boyd, October 23rd, 2013

As the API Strategy and Practice conference prepares to see API developers, providers and related services descend on San Francisco later this week, the independent startup backed by 1C, AccountingSuite, is still riding the benefits of their participation in API World three weeks ago.

How Open APIs are Disrupting the Ecommerce Business Model

Mark Boyd, October 15th, 2013

Open APIs are upending the ecommerce business model and forcing developers to seek out more realtime tools to ensure a positive customer experience. Speaking with ProgrammableWeb at the recent API World conference in San Francisco, Tony*, a lead developer with an online retailer, discussed some of the unique impacts that face retail when using APIs to enhance content delivery.

Splice Machine: A Realtime SQL Database on Hadoop

Mark Boyd, October 14th, 2013

Splice Machine prides itself on being the only transactional SQL-on-Hadoop database aimed at giving developers an easy-to-learn tool for managing big data in the enterprise. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Splice Machine’s CEO Monte Zweben at the recent API World and Data Week conference in San Francisco – where they won a Top Innovator award – to discuss how API developers can access the best-of-both-worlds SQL and NoSQL database engine to return contextual and personalization data in realtime.

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