September 25, 2019
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Saplo is a Swedish incarnation of semantic analysis. Born out of academia, the Saplo API is built on computer science and applied mathematics. This company is effectively commercializing academic research topics. What makes Saplo stand out immediately as an API provider is its list of active customers which includes two Nordic news sites. This shows that they are serious about the business behind the Saplo API and also successful at convincing experienced media players that semantic analysis is a tool that they should employ.
The convergence of big data analytics and the API economy has been prognosticated for a while. Now Apigee wants to turn that prediction into reality. With the acquisition today of InsightsOne, the provider of API integration and management tools is moving to tightly couple predictive big data analytics software with applications looking to invoke analytics via an API. Instead of building predictive analytics capabilities from the ground up, Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor envisions a world where developers apply analytics to any number of processes via an API.