The Gravatar PHP SDK by Gravatar allows to communicate with the API to access avatar photo data. With the SDK, developers can send HTTP requests to the API by working with the XML-RPC format. The aim is to find out if an image is available using an email address, submit an image, and assign an image to its respective URL.
Treasure Data's open source approach to big data and the cloud promises a speedy setup, just days rather than months. The Treasure Data REST API allows organizations to forego having an IT person involved in transiting to the cloud. The set up is Hadoop-based cloud warehousing using Apache Hive.
Google has opened their Cloud Vision API. When backed by their Machine Vision infrastructure, this API enables developer to give their applications vision capability. This article gives a high level overview of the API and a short tutorial for building an application that uses Google Cloud Vision.