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Some Organizations To Watch

These are the companies, and organizations who are doing interesting things with design of APIs. If they have an API, I'm working to profile, and provide machine readable indexes of each one below.

3scale
3scale APIcast lets you deploy on a cloud API gateway service in just a few clicks, without modifications to backend code. APIcast is free to use and supports up to 50,000 API transactions per day, making it the perfect solution for low- or moderate-volume APIs. Enterprises can use APIcast for staging and quick testing.
Akana
Akana helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations.
Algorithmia
We're building a community around state-of-the-art algorithm development. Users can create, share, and build on other algorithms and then instantly make them available as a web service.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a “front door” for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.
Apache Karaf
Karaf provides dual polymorphic container and application bootstrapping paradigms to the Enterprise. Focus on your business code and application, Karaf deals with the rest.
Apache Knox
The Apache Knox Gateway is a REST API Gateway for interacting with Hadoop clusters. The Knox Gateway provides a single access point for all REST interactions with Hadoop clusters. In this capacity, the Knox Gateway is able to provide valuable functionality to aid in the control, integration, monitoring and automation of critical administrative and analytical needs of the enterprise.
Apache Solr
Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
Apache Wink
Apache Wink is a simple yet solid framework for building RESTful Web services. It is comprised of a Server module and a Client module for developing and consuming RESTful Web services. The Wink Client module is a Java based framework that provides functionality for communicating with RESTful Web services. The framework is built on top of the JDK HttpURLConnection and adds essential features that facilitate the development of such client applications.
API Platform
An incredible PHP web framework to build modern, API-first web projects! Out of the box hypermedia and Linked Data support with JSON-LD, Schema.org and Hydra.
API Plug
MySQL, MongoDB, MsSQL. Use API PLUG with different data sources easily. Your Data, Your Cloud. You don't have to hand over your API ownership. Have total control over final product. Deployment Ready. Either get source files, or get a fully optimised Docker container.
ApiAxle
ApiAxle is a proxy that sits on your network, in front of your API(s) and manages things that you shouldn't have to, like rate limiting, authentication and caching. It's fast, open and easy to configure. ApiAxle is different to the cloud based services such as Mashery in that it’s intended to be installed within your LAN and be managed by you. This means you own your users, you own your data and you can more easily manage costs. ApiAxle is open-source. This means you can modify it as much as you like and contribute changes back. Others will do the same and gradually the system will become all the better for it.
Apigee
Apigee delivers an intelligent API platform to accelerate the pace of digital business. We help companies - from disruptive start-ups to the Fortune 100 – use their enterprise data and services to create connected digital experiences for customers, partners and employees. This is digital business.
Apigility
Separating presentation logic from data provides the flexibility to support multiple client form factors, and future-proofs apps to allow behind-the-scenes change without breaking user interfaces. With Apigility, you can take the code that powers your business, and then API-enable it.
Apimint
APIMINT is an API lifecycle management tool. With our design first approach, all stake holders get a platform to collaborate and give feedback on API design and structure. We make sure your all your teams can easily agree and understand your APIs.
Axway
Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), acquired API Gateway vendor, Vordel, to complement its existing MFT and B2B Gateway products. Axway’s suite of products enables enterprise to govern the flow of data within and across the edge of the enterprise, unlocking the tremendous value this can bring to business interactions. Axway API Management offers the enterprise-grade API management architecture with the security to protect sensitive data, control access and support integration to a wide range of on-premise and cloud-based applications.
BinaryOps.io
We want to help you get to market faster by providing the services you need to support your projects. With BinaryOps, you can leverage our API engine to kick-start development on your own application. Sign-up today to get your project started and see for yourself how easy it can be to build a rich, consistent and well documented API.
BrightWork
Leverage your front end development skills to build full stack applications without having to learn the complexities of server side architecture. Focus on writing your apps, not learning server side languages, frameworks and infrastructure. With BrightWork you write all of your code in Javascript and we deploy it to our highly available and reliable cloud infrastructure.
CA Technologies
The industry-leading family of API gateways from CA Technologies offers unmatched flexibility, performance and security. Building on the foundation of its industry-leading SOA application gateway technology for exposing, securing and managing backend applications, network systems or infrastructure via APIs, CA Technologies has added critical mobile, cloud and REST composition features. With this additional functionality, CA API Gateways represent the best available solution for enterprises looking to open data and services to partners, developers, mobile apps, cloud services and smart devices.
CKAN
CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.
CloudRail
CloudRail is the standard interface for the intelligent and interoperable Internet of tomorrow. It is a universal API that works with any system and is able to automatically adapt to new services due to an innovative learning method. With CloudRail the Internet becomes one huge ecosystem where everything works together immediately out of the box. Software developers only have to use a single interface to access all services and thus can speed up the development process rapidly. Service providers can finally create perfectly integrated solutions and realize benefits from a huge developer ecosystem.
Cosmic
A high level framework for crafting web APIs. Create, consume, manage and distribute web APIs with less code. How do you structure URLs? Which status code do you return? How do you parse complex query parameters? Cosmic takes full responsibility for the HTTP layer, letting you focus on what's important.
deployd
Deployd is an open source API design, and deployment platform that allows developers to quickly design, customize, and deploy an API, with supporting application interface via a downloadable app, and command line utilities. Deployd is a downloadable solution, you can use on your desktop.
Diffbot
<p>Diffbot provides a set of APIs that enable developers to easily use web data in their own applications. Diffbot analyzes documents much like a human would, using the visual properties to determine how the parts of the page fit together. The algorithm uses statistical techniques to automatically and reliably determine the structural organization of a page, independent of layout and the language of the text.
Django REST
Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs. It offers an attractive, web browseable version of your API, and the option of returning raw JSON. The Django Rest Framework provides powerful model serialization, display data using standard function based views, or get granular with powerful class based views for more complex functionality. All in a fully REST compliant wrapper.
Dockpit
Painlesss isolation for your (micro)service development process. Dockpit makes it trivial to develop your (micro)service in isolation. It mocks the APIs you depend on and puts data stores, message queus and service registries in predictable states.
DreamFactory
DreamFactory Software is a private, venture-backed company based in Campbell, California, with an additional development center in Atlanta, Georgia. We were founded in 2005 and funded in 2006 by New Enterprise Associates. Today, DreamFactory publishes the DreamFactory Services Platform, an open source REST API platform for mobile application developers.
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch is on a mission to organize data and make it easily accessible. The company delivers the world’s the most advanced open source search and analytics engine available and make real-time data exploration available to anyone. By having a laser focus on achieving the best user experience imaginable, Elasticsearch has become one of the most popular and rapidly growing open source solutions in the market. Today, Elasticsearch is used by thousands of enterprises in virtually every industry. We take good care of our customers and users, providing production support, development support and training worldwide.
Fieldbook
A database with an API – as simple as a spreadsheet. Create a lightweight database you can view and edit as easily as a spreadsheet and access via a REST API—in minutes, with nothing to code or deploy.
Fluidinfo
Fluidinfo are the makers of FluidDB, an online “cloud” database. Using a flexible underlying representation of information and a new model of control, FluidDB allows users and applications to work with information more naturally. That includes dynamically organizing, sharing, combining and augmenting information, and searching in ways that have previously not been possible. It also allows users to choose exactly which information to share with whom, with separate controls for reading and writing. FluidDB lets data be social.
Google
Create RESTful services and make them accessible to iOS, Android and Javascript clients. Automatically generate client libraries to make wiring up the frontend easy. Built-in features include denial-of-service protection, OAuth 2.0 support and client key management.
Hook.io
hook.io is the leading open-source provider of microservice and webhook hosting. Our service is built with  by Developers for Developers. hook.io provides free hosting for Microservices and Webhooks. These hosted services have full integrated access to the hook.io Developer API.
Hyper
Hyper is Hypercard for the modern age, and allows you to make your own mini-apps for mobile and desktop, capture and organize information, and publish on the web.
import.io
Import.io turns the web into a database, releasing the vast potential of data trapped in websites. Allowing you to identify a website, select the data and treat it as a table in your database. In effect transform the data into a row and column format. You can then add more websites to your data set, the same as adding more rows and query in real-time to access the data.
Instant API
Instant API is Platform as a Service that makes it easy for Developers to Create, Host, Publish & Document APIs from Existing Data and Services. What used to take weeks or months now takes minutes and is a fraction of the cost.
iRESTful
iRESTful is a scalable API framework. Code should be easy to re-use and web applications should be easy to create.
Jexia
Jexia is a fully backend and build entirely using our own technology. It's fast, intuitive, RESTful and can be used with any language that supports http(s) requests. Or you can download our native SDK's.
JustAPIs
JustAPIs is designed to help developers overcome existing limitations when it comes to building APIs. The JustAPIs solution is a high-performance, compiled executable that can run on any Linux, Windows, or Mac OSX based hardware, from a single developer’s laptop to large-scale, clustered production environments. With zero dependencies, JustAPIs can be installed instantly and includes sample APIs with familiar JavaScript-based business logic, so developers can be up and running with their own API server in minutes.
Magicstack.io
A serverless REST API platform that gives you more features with less code. Building Blocks for Next Generation Applications.
Magnetic
We started Magnetic.io because we were fed up with the way online systems are built in the typical enterprise. Enterprises are held hostage by long and slow development projects that result in high risk, big-bang releases. This kills innovation and stifles change. It is our mission to change this: Magnetic.io is dedicated to developing solutions that enable and stimulate innovation and change, while reducing risk and cost.
Materia
A modern development environment to build advanced mobile and web applications. Materia is an easy-to-use backend to build all kinds of applications (mobile, web, gaming and more). Materia tooling aims to manage the entire development cycle for building enterprise class backends.
Micro
Micro is an ecosystem which provides the fundamental building blocks for developing and managing distributed systems. Technology is rapidly evolving. Cloud computing now gives us almost unlimited scale, however leveraging that scale with existing tools is still difficult. Micro attempts to solve this problem with a developer first focus.
Microsoft Azure
Simple and frictionless access for developers is key to the success of any API program. Minimizing the time it takes for a new developer to complete a transaction with your API is crucial. API Management generates great documentation and provides an interactive console that rapidly increases developer success.
nanoscale.io
Nanoscale.io is the fastest way to build and scale API-enabled microservices in the cloud, on-premise, or on-device.
nginx web server
With the explosion of APIs within applications, it’s critical to ensure they are protected, tracked, and monetized. NGINX Plus is a trusted platform to manage and secure HTTP-based API traffic. Leveraged by leading API management platforms, NGINX Plus allows you to deliver API-based services with speed, reliability, scalability, and security.
Nodal
Nodal is a web server for Node.js, optimized for building API services quickly and efficiently. Boasting its own opinionated, explicit, idiomatic and highly-extensible framework, Nodal takes care of all of the hard decisions for you and your team. This allows you to focus on creating an effective product in a short timespan while minimizing technical debt. Nodal projects are ready to deploy to Heroku right out of the box, so you can have your website live in no time.
OpenLegacy
OpenLegacy has pioneered a disruptive approach to legacy modernization and application integration by focusing on business needs instead of on replacing existing solutions. The company believes in building on the value of legacy systems rather than rushing to replace them. OpenLegacy’s comprehensive, end-to-end integration platform unlocks the application services and information in mainframes, AS/400 and databases, automatically transforming them into mobile, web and cloud applications.
OpenRasta
OpenRasta is an open-source .NET framework for building everything web, from web sites to RESTful APIs. Written from the ground-up with testing in mind, OpenRasta removes the faff from your code and lets you concentrate on writing clean, beautiful code. Proven in the real world, OpenRasta is the perfect choice for building scalable, high-performance, reliable web services.
OpsGen
There's a better way to build connectivity for high-value enterprise, mobile, IoT, and startup applications. OpsGen can help you easily and rapidly create, manage, and scale your API. Visit our website and find your way today!
Orchestrate
Orchestrate provides a simple RESTful API service that eliminates the need for developers to operate their own databases in production. Powered by best-of-breed NoSQL databases, it unifies full-text search, social graph, activity feed, key/value document and time-ordered event queries in a single interface, eliminating the operational and financial burden of deploying databases when both building new applications and adding new features to existing ones.
ParseHub
Turn dynamic websites into APIs. You can extract data from anywhere. ParseHub works with single-page apps, multi-page apps and just about any other modern web technology. ParseHub can handle Javascript, AJAX, cookies, sessions and redirects. You can easily fill in forms, loop through dropdowns, login to websites, click on interactive maps and even deal with infinite scrolling.
RESTBase
RESTBase is a caching / storing API proxy. Its configuration is based on Swagger specs, and its primary storage backend is using Cassandra. It powers rest.wikimedia.org, the Wikimedia REST content API currently in beta production. As a proxy, RESTBase does not perform any significant content processing itself. Instead, it requests content transformations from backend services when needed, and typically (depending on configuration) stores it back for later retrieval.
Restlet
The Restlet API Platform enables developers and non-developers to design, create, run and manage the APIs that provide access to any data or application. Restlet Framework is the most widely used open source solution for Java developers who want to create and use APIs. The first Platform-as-a-Service dedicated to web APIs, APISpark enables any organization to become an API provider in minutes via an intuitive browser interface.
RESTX
the lightweight, modular, feature rich, blazing fast, open source Java REST framework
ScraperWiki
ScraperWiki is a web-based platform for collaboratively building programs to extract and analyze public (online) data, in a wiki-like fashion. Scraper refers to screen scrapers, programs that extract data from websites. Wiki means that any user with programming experience can create or edit such programs for extracting new data, or for analyzing existing datasets. The main use of the website is providing a place for programmers and journalists to collaborate on analyzing public data
Seneca JS
A Micro-Services toolkit for Node.js. This toolkit lets you write clean code that you can scale without needing to refactor. Start with everything in one process, and split it all out onto multiple systems when you need to.
Service Stack
ServiceStack started development in 2008 with the mission of creating a best-practices services framework with an emphasis on simplicity and speed, reducing the effort in creating and maintaining resilient message-based SOA Services and rich web apps.
Sheetlabs
Sheetlabs turn spreadsheets into well-documented APIs, quickly and easily. Many businesses still share product lists, service coverage areas, or other tabular information with one another using spreadsheets attached to email. There are so many things that can go wrong with this. Sheetlabs was built with the goal of making it really easy for businesses to build APIs on top of their spreadsheets.
SlashDB
SlashDB connects your internal databases and constructs a REST/HTTP web service, easily making database content accessible by URLs for getting, updating, inserting and deleting in a secure way. SlashDB provides connectors for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostGreSQL, IBM DB2 and Sybase--covering the top 5 databases you will find in the enterprise or small to medium businesses. SlashDB automatically turns databases into online resource so their content becomes accessible to authorized web, mobile and enterprise applications for reading and writing under standard data formats. Technically speaking, it makes REST APIs out of relational databases.
Socrata
Socrata is the leading developer and provider of Open Data Services, a category of cloud-based Web 2.0 solutions that enable federal, state, and local governments to dramatically improve the reach, usability and social utility of their public information assets. The Socrata Social Data Platform™ is a turnkey information delivery platform that reduces lifecycle management costs for government customers while boosting their ability to disseminate relevant information and data-driven services to a wide range of audiences including citizens, civic application developers, researchers, journalists and internal stakeholders.
StackHut
StackHut turns code into live APIs, powered by containers. Take any code - eg. Python, JS, native - describe your config, and run stackhut deploy. Voilà, it's live in the cloud. Your functions and classes are automatically turned into APIs, accessible through a POST request. Powered by Linux containers, it can now scale to meet any demand.
StrongLoop
StrongLoop develops StrongLoop Suite, a leading Mobile API Tier along with being the primary code contributor to Node.js. StrongLoop Suite includes an open source private mBaaS, an operations console and a supported package of Node.js, containing advanced debugging, clustering and support for private npm registries. StrongLoop was founded by Node core-contributors, Enterprise mobile architects and veterans of open source and Could companies.
SwiftIQ
SwiftIQ provides web-service application programming interface (API) infrastructure to facilitate data accessibility and predictive analytics through the Swift Access and Swift Predictions products. Swift Access is an award-winning backend platform to unify and secure disconnected data then deliver and analyze it on-demand to power real-time digital actions. Swift Predictions allows users to apply adaptive, machine learning algorithms to discover insights fast and make applications smarter.
TIBCO Software
TIBCO API Exchange Gateway governs third-party access to enterprise SOA systems by federating heterogeneous services and providing a single point of control. It lets you extend your enterprise applications and services onto cloud, partner ecosystem, and mobile platforms by managing and enforcing policies such as security, throttling, transformation, routing, and monitoring.
Tyk
An open source, lightweight, fast and scalable API Gateway. Set rate limiting, request throttling, and auto-renewing request quotas to manage how your users access your API. Tyk supports access tokens, HMAC request signing, basic authentication and OAuth 2.0 to integrate old and new services easily. Tyk can record and store detailed analytics which can be segmented by user, error, endpoint and client ID across multiple APIs and versions. Integrate your existing or new applications with Tyk using a simple REST API, Tyk even support hot-reloads so you can introduce new services without downtime.
WaveMaker, Inc.
WaveMaker, Inc. provides WaveMaker Enterprise – An aPaaS software for rapid application delivery of enterprise custom apps. WaveMaker Enterprise provides benefits such as visual rapid application development, out of the box support for security, web services integration and data modelling, high performance cloud platform based on Docker containers, a self service management console that provides simplified administration and many more such features.
weblab
Microservices at your fingertips. no provisioning or deployments required. give your IoT device compute super powers. Run code in response to events. Your microservice up in less than 7 seconds. Use our awesome CLI to spin a service in seconds. You can also integrate with your favourite CI/CD solution for automated deployments. Run your code with just an HTTPS call. As simple as that. Your mobile or IoT device gets compute superpowers.
Webtask
Run code with an HTTP call. No provisioning. No deployment. Run server-side code for your JavaScript and native applications. Just worry about your code. Run code on each Stripe Payment, a GitHub Push, or any webhook, without setting up servers. Allow your customers to extend your product using Node.js code instead of creating your own DSL.
WrapAPI
Build an API on top of any website. Turn any website...into a parameterized APIBuild, share, and use APIs made from webpages. Use WrapAPI to scrape sites, build better UIs, and automate online tasks.
Zatar @ Zebra
Zatar is a product of Zebra Technologies, a global leader respected for innovation and reliability. Zebra provides products and services that enable real-time visibility into organization's assets. Zebra solutions support Enterprise Asset Intelligence and the Zatar enterprise IoT platform is a perfect example! Zatar provides a standards-based approach to connectivity and control of devices along with open APIs to create apps, onboard devices and enable collaboration.

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