IKANOW, open source big data platform provider, has released a Developer API. Much in line with the company's broader mission and message, the goal of the API showcases focus and simplicity: "[M]ake it simple for developers to gather, harvest and enrich a diverse array of structured and unstructured datasources and build compelling data driven applications." IKANOW built the Developer API on its Infinit.e platform (i.e. its flagship analytics product).
ReadWriteWeb's Rick Turoczy recently reported in "Dark Side of the Cloud" the recent incident that resulted in a loss of data for ylastic, a company that facilitates management of Amazon's AWS environments for businesses.