The Europeana Blacklight Ruby SDK by Europeana allows developers to use the Euoropeana API as a data source for Blacklight, a discovery platform framework designed for institutions that host digital collections. This SDK is made available under the European Union Public Licence v. 1.1 and comes with a Quick Start guide.
Structured data has an open platform, thanks to a new startup aptly named Factual. At first glance, it seems like Excel on the web. However, Factual is more database-oriented, with joining and filtering built-in. Plus, sharing and discussing the data is an integral part of the experience. Most functions on the site, including both reading and writing data, can also happen via the Factual API.
With the holiday season around the corner, ARTA, a logistics platform for shipping specialized items, is announcing the launch of the ARTA API, which will allow businesses to harness the power of ARTA's eCommerce tools that streamline complex logistics and bridge fragmented supply chains.
The issue that a lot of organizations have with anything to do with NoSQL comes down to the Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability (ACID) test. Most SQL database administrators (DBAs) worship at the altar of database reliability based on these attributes. When presented with a new database management platform to manage they will resist anything that in their minds is going to make the ACID grade.