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.
These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.
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.
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 worlds largest internet sites.
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.
MySQL, MongoDB, MsSQL. Use API PLUG with different data sources easily. Your Data, Your Cloud. You do not 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 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 is fast, open and easy to configure. ApiAxle is different to the cloud based services such as Mashery in that it is 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 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.
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.
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, code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application. Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management. Amazon API Gateway has no minimum fees or startup costs. You pay only for the API calls you receive and the amount of data transferred out.
Auto Scaling helps you maintain application availability and allows you to scale your Amazon EC2 capacity up or down automatically according to conditions you define. You can use Auto Scaling to help ensure that you are running your desired number of Amazon EC2 instances. Auto Scaling can also automatically increase the number of Amazon EC2 instances during demand spikes to maintain performance and decrease capacity during lulls to reduce costs. Auto Scaling is well suited both to applications that have stable demand patterns or that experience hourly, daily, or weekly variability in usage.
AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion. You can use AWS CloudFormations sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You do not need to figure out the order for provisioning AWS services or the subtleties of making those dependencies work. CloudFormation takes care of this for you. After the AWS resources are deployed, you can modify and update them in a controlled and predictable way, in effect applying version control to your AWS infrastructure the same way you do with your software. You can also visualize your templates as diagrams and edit them using a drag-and-drop interface with the AWS CloudFormation Designer. You can deploy and update a template and its associated collection of resources (called a stack) by using the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface, or APIs. CloudFormation is available at no additional charge, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications.
Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon ECS eliminates the need for you to install, operate, and scale your own cluster management infrastructure. With simple API calls, you can launch and stop Docker-enabled applications, query the complete state of your cluster, and access many familiar features like security groups, Elastic Load Balancing, EBS volumes, and IAM roles. You can use Amazon ECS to schedule the placement of containers across your cluster based on your resource needs and availability requirements. You can also integrate your own scheduler or third-party schedulers to meet business or application specific requirements.
Amazon EC2 Systems Manager is a management service that helps you automatically collect software inventory, apply OS patches, create system images, and configure Windows and Linux operating systems. These capabilities help you define and track system configurations, prevent drift, and maintain software compliance of your EC2 and on-premises configurations. By providing a management approach that is designed for the scale and agility of the cloud but extends into your on-premises data center, EC2 Systems Manager makes it easier for you to seamlessly bridge your existing infrastructure with AWS. EC2 Systems Manager is easy to use. Simply access EC2 Systems Manager from the EC2 Management Console, select the instances you want to manage, and define the management tasks you want to perform. EC2 Systems Manager is available now at no cost to manage both your EC2 and on-premises resources.
AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an easy-to-use service for deploying and scaling web applications and services developed with Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker on familiar servers such as Apache, Nginx, Passenger, and IIS. You can simply upload your code and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment, from capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling to application health monitoring. At the same time, you retain full control over the AWS resources powering your application and can access the underlying resources at any time. There is no additional charge for Elastic Beanstalk - you pay only for the AWS resources needed to store and run your applications.
AWS Lambda is a zero-administration compute platform for back-end web developers that runs your code for you in the AWS cloud and provides you with a fine-grained pricing structure. AWS Lambda runs your back-end code on its own AWS compute fleet of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances across multiple Availability Zones in a region, which provides the high availability, security, performance, and scalability of the AWS infrastructure.
The AWS Storage Gateway service seamlessly enables hybrid storage between on-premises storage environments and the AWS Cloud. It combines a multi-protocol storage appliance with highly efficient network connectivity to Amazon cloud storage services, delivering local performance with virtually unlimited scale. Customers use it in remote offices and datacenters for hybrid cloud workloads, backup and restore, archive, disaster recovery, and tiered storage. The Storage Gateway virtual appliance connects seamlessly to your local infrastructure as a file server, as a volume, or as a virtual tape library (VTL). This seamless connection makes it simple for organizations to augment existing on-premises storage investments with the high scalability, extreme durability and low cost of cloud storage.
Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), acquired API Gateway vendor, Vordel, to complement its existing MFT and B2B Gateway products. Axways 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.
Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open-source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools—Container Service handles everything else.
Azure Resource Manager enables you to deploy and manage the infrastructure for your Azure solutions. You organize related resources in resource groups, and deploy your resources with JSON templates. For an introduction to deploying and managing resources with Resource Manager, see Azure Resource Manager overview.
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CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business, in every industry. From planning to development to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact and communicate.
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.
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 is important.
An open source platform. Design, build, and scale APIs for web and mobile apps in minutes instead of days. 1) No boilerplate. With one command, your API is up and running. It is an empty canvas waiting for you to add Resources. No boilerplate code necessary. 2) Resources - Deployd APIs are built of plug-and-play resources, such as Collection, which can easily be added and defined through the deployd dashboard. 3) Dashboard - Add and manage your APIs resources through an intuitive web-based dashboard. 4) 1-step deploy - When it is time to deploy, easily deploy it yourself anywhere that can host a Node.js app and MongoDB.
<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 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.
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 is on a mission to organize data and make it easily accessible. The company delivers the worlds 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.
Build modern web and mobile applications on an open cloud platform: bring your own language runtimes, frameworks, and third party libraries. Google App Engine is a fully managed platform that completely abstracts away infrastructure so you focus only on code. Go from zero to planet-scale and see why some of today’s most successful companies power their applications on App Engine.
Google Cloud Container Builder lets you create Docker container images from application source code located in Google Cloud Storage. Container images created by Container Builder are automatically stored in Google Container Registry. You can deploy the container images you create on Google Container Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine flexible environment or other services where you can run applications from Docker containers.
Use Google Cloud Dataproc, an Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Pig, and Apache Hive service, to easily process big datasets at low cost. Control your costs by quickly creating managed clusters of any size and turning them off when you're done. Cloud Dataproc integrates across Google Cloud Platform products, giving you a powerful and complete data processing platform.
Cloud Datastore is a highly-scalable NoSQL database for your applications. Cloud Datastore automatically handles sharding and replication, providing you with a highly available and durable database that scales automatically to handle your applications' load. Cloud Datastore provides a myriad of capabilities such as ACID transactions, SQL-like queries, indexes and much more.
Google Cloud Deployment Manager allows you to specify all the resources needed for your application in a declarative format using yaml. You can also use Python or Jinja2 templates to parameterize the configuration and allow reuse of common deployment paradigms such as a load balanced, auto-scaled instance group. Treat your configuration as code and perform repeatable deployments.
Cloud computing has made possible fully serverless models of computing where logic can be spun up on-demand in response to events originating from anywhere. Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running. Serve users from zero to planet-scale, all without managing any infrastructure.
Google Container Engine is a powerful cluster manager and orchestration system for running your Docker containers. Container Engine schedules your containers into the cluster and manages them automatically based on requirements you define (such as CPU and memory). It's built on the open source Kubernetes system, giving you the flexibility to take advantage of on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud infrastructure.
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.
Importio 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.
Jexia is a platform for developers, by developers: a better way to build software. No shortcuts. No workarounds. What we offer is a wide range of services, developed in-house and integrated into a single platform. That means you'll need less code for the same professional result. And because it's horizontally scalable by design, the sky really is the limit
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.
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 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 is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems
NGINX is the secret heart of the modern web, powering 1 in 3 of the world’s busiest sites and applications. The NGINX open source project started in 2002 and has grown exponentially during the past 10 years thanks to the vision of Igor Sysoev and the enthusiasm and support of our loyal community of users. Today, millions of innovators choose NGINX for delivering their sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale.
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 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 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.
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.
APISpark is an cloud API platform that lets you create, host, manage and use web APIs. Using the Restlet Framework at its core, APISpark simplifies the web API experience, the time to market, and the overall cost to get started and to scale you APIs. Restlet is a web API platform vendor, pioneer of RESTful web APIs. APISpark serves our customers around the world, providing software to build web APIs, which includes APISpark, the PaaS version of Restlet. APISpark lets you build and deploy your web APIs, which includes the creation, hosting and management--all in one solution.
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
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 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 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.
Design, deploy, and monitor your cloud-native applications, easily. Applications running on serverless architectures scale up and down on demand with high availability. There is no need to provision or manage servers. Your code runs only when it's needed, and you only pay for the compute time you use. Stackery provides operational tools for developers building serverless applications. Easily detect and surface application errors, version control your serverless infrastructure, and securely manage configurations and deployments. Stackery helps developers build production-grade serverless applications by providing an abstraction layer on top of base serverless technologies like AWS Lambda. Stackery allows you to focus on your business logic rather than configuring infrastructure services.
streamdata.io is a real-time cache proxy allowing you to poll standard public REST APIs and push updates to clients. But wait, there is more : streamdata.io keeps a history of modifications that occur on the data between two pollings! This way, streamdata.io is able to give you the list of modifications which happened since last time you fetched the data.
StrongLoop is based in San Mateo, CA and employs over 30 developers working with Node.js. 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 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 Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's optimizing claims, processing trades, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage™ — the ability to capture the right information at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes and applications in real time. Learn more at www.tibco.com.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Make cloud computing as easy and accessible as mobile computing. To be truly easy, cloud computing should be as easy as a tap or command. To connect everyone, applications have to be fast from every geographical point. To be accessible, great care has to go into the user experience and design. We build products for developers and designers. And those who aspire to become one.
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