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On Tuesday, Google announced the general availability of a Cloud Billing Catalog API that offers real-time access to authoritative Google Cloud Platform (GCP) list pricing. The Cloud Billing Catalog API is part of the Google Cloud Billing API and allows GCP users to manage billing programatically.
Botmetric has released the Botmetric API which customers and managed service providers (MSPs) can use to programmatically access their cost governance data for AWS and Azure. The API also provides access to Botmetric’s AI-powered cloud cost management budgeting and forecasting capabilities.
As Microsoft continues to see the popularity of Kubernetes on Azure increase, the demand for a simple solution to connect containers to Azure services arose. Accordingly, Microsoft recently announced the preview version of the Open Service Broker for Azure through the Open Service Broker API.
To laypeople, the high potential disciplines of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science are enigmas. Most people don't even know what these terms mean, let alone what to do about them. But, in its Einstein portfolio of AI offerings, Salesforce has cracked the code.
Twenty-one APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Banking, Cloud, Mail, and Blockchain. Highlights include several banking APIs from Singabore-based DBS Bank, and the AWS Cost Explorer API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
AWS and other cloud computing giants have been enjoying bumper profits in recent years, which means startups must be spending more on cloud computing. Cloud costs can jump if you don’t keep an eye on your budget. Casey Benko recommends investing in cloud cost analysis tools to keep costs down.
MessageBird has added a Voice API to its portfolio of cloud-based communications APIs. The Voice API adds calling features and functions to third party apps and services. Other APIs in its cloud-based communications portfolio include chat, SMS, MMS, voice messaging, and many more.
Oracle has expanded its Oracle Cloud Platform to include blockchain services. The Blockchain Cloud Service allows users to leverage Blockchain technology to share data and conduct transactions. Adding Blockchain services to third party apps is simple through Oracle APIs and SDKs.
Handling API calls in the cloud with a service like AWS Lambda is one of the latest ways enterprises try to save on resources. In theory, you can save a ton of money. But be careful. Costs for API calls can mount up, sometimes leaving you with a cloud computing bill ten times the size you expected.
We bring you a holiday edition of the API news that we weren't able to cover. Today's news includes a new version of the AWS Java SDK, Facebook offering an explanation to developers regarding a recent change to the Graph API, and extension to the Azure Text Analytics API and more.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is widely considered to be the ideal way to get your applications to the cloud. Google with its App Engine product was among the first off the blocks and the last few years have seen steady fixes and enhancements to the platform.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, WebRTC, Banking, and Air Travel. Highlights include the Google Cloud Functions API, Rackspace RackConnect v3 API, and Mapwize indoor mapping API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Serverless architectures have been gaining wide traction among developers over the last couple of years. This article is a technical tutorial on getting started with Google Cloud Functions, the serverless offering on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) which entered beta at the recent Cloud Next 2017.
The API platform extends the company's cloud integration capabilities. With a goal of delivering capabilities for designing, prototyping, documenting, testing, and managing the proliferation of APIs, Oracle integrated Oracle tools with capabilities gained through its recent Apiary acquisition.
At the Google Cloud Next event in London this week Google offered updates to both its Google Cloud Natural Language API and Google Cloud Spanner. The former gained a bevy of new languages and tools, while the latter graduated from beta status to general availability. Here's what you need to know.
Pantheon offers elastic hosting and a container-based Website management platform for Drupal and WordPress sites. This article looks at how Apigee, an API management company turned to Pantheon's Website Management Platform to ensure that its solutions were truly multitenant.
Serverless frameworks, despite their name, are not really serverless. Of course, there are servers somewhere handling requests but you don’t have to worry about them. You just post a snippet of code and your hosting service takes care of the rest. But who could benefit from these frameworks?
Microsoft recently announced a number of API changes and updates to its Azure Storage Service. Specific API changes affect the Put Message API, Files API, and Table Storage APIs. Additionally, Microsoft introduced a new Incremental Copy Blob API for efficient copying and backup of blog snapshots.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that the AWS Price List API now provides pricing information for all available AWS services. AWS also announced customers can sign up to receive API notifications for AWS services information such as price cuts, new services, and instance types.
The Cloud Foundry Foundation built a team to develop a new Service Broker API. The team includes individuals from tech industry leaders who will come together to build a single API that provides services to apps running on cloud native platforms. The project hopes for a new industry standard.