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Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including News Services, Location, Database, and Music. Highlights today include several APIs for using OpenStack open source software tools for cloud computing. Here's a look at the latest additions.
After a year-long retirement phase, Parse has officially shutdown. A popular Backend as a Service platform, Parse shot to fame in the developer community quickly after its founding in 2011. Facebook acquired Parse in 2013, but Facebook directed resources elsewhere starting in early 2016.
Realm, a mobile-first application development startup, recently announced the release of a new service tier. The Professional Edition aims to bridge the gap between the free developer-edition and the enterprise edition which had been previously offered.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Big Data and Data Analytics APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
PipelineDB announced a developer preview of a new realtime analytics-as-a-service API: Stride. Stride delivers high capacity, realtime analytics through a simple, straightforward API. Users need not invest in costly, cumbersome infrastructure traditionally required for high-end analytics.
Realm has announced the release of Realm version 1.0 which includes an updated Realm API, fine-grained notifications, and support for Apple’s Swift language. The company also announced that Realm now provides technology infrastructure to applications used by one billion people and businesses.
Google announced a complete rebuild of its Cloud Datastore API. The update provides an entirely new platform for cross-platform access to its NoSQL database. Google reports better performance and reliability during tests of the new offer. v1beta2 will remain available for 6 months.
Today's developers have a vast array of databases and APIs upon which to build their products. Developing a data extraction framework for integrating the various data sources that can survive changes over time is a challenge however. This article looks at best practices for such integrations.
Pivotal has announced the contribution of the HAWQ analytics engine and MADlib parallel machine learning library to the Apache Software Foundation.
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.
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.
The new Google Cloud Bigtable gives developers access to the same database technology behind Google Search, Gmail, YouTube and Analytics.
Orchestrate has announced that the Orchestrate Events API now features the ability to search, filter and aggregate time series data.
After seeking out people in the developer community who shared their data interoperability issue, Yet Analytics received surprising help from the US Department of Defence.
MarkLogic 8 focuses on developer experience, semantics, and bitemporal data management in latest upgrade.
DBaaS startup Appbase has announced the public launch of the Appbase platform and real-time, events-based database API. The company is aiming to become a "Twilio for databases."
DreamFactory Software's new support for IBM DB2 databases enables developers to invoke legacy data by using REST APIs.