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Pivotal has announced the contribution of the HAWQ analytics engine and MADlib parallel machine learning library to the Apache Software Foundation.
Thomson Reuters has launched Open PermID, a free service providing access to the company’s massive core entity data set. Open PermID features bulk downloads and hypermedia APIs.
While attempting to provide legislative information to the public, the Sunlight Foundation encountered some technical obstacles while scraping bill data from Indiana’s website.
International civic tech startup DataLook is hosting a replication marathon to encourage local reuse of 10 projects to highlight the potential of open source for civic good.
As the government makes more information freely available via open access, these government APIs can be used to combine data to help drive innovation and growth in the US economy.
Smoke Reports released an API for access to the cannabis industry's largest product database. Data includes seed company, strain, producer, product and batch.
Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine designed to be highly scalable and extremely fast.
Using Google Maps Web Services APIs, Chicago's Department of Transportation implemented sophisticated GIS management software to improve efficiency of civic construction projects.
Six APIs have been added to the directory including one for Mozilla's virtual reality project. Also added are many client libraries provided by Diffbot for use with Diffbot APIs.
Mapsense has launched a new platform capable of streaming billions of rows of location data. The platform features a suite of built-in data sets and an API for developers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is encouraging developers and researchers to find new insights into adverse medication events in the openFDA Challenge initiative.
The new Google Cloud Bigtable gives developers access to the same database technology behind Google Search, Gmail, YouTube and Analytics.
The Gender Gap Grader API is now available to help mine large data sets by gender. The API could be a powerful tool in helping identify gender and racial inequalities.
The new version of the RIDB API is a case study in how governments may be approaching the digitization of public assets, but will the strategy enable innovation?