Amazon this week announced that it has added support for S3 Select in the AWS SDK for Ruby. Amazon S3 Select allows developers to retrieve subsets of data from objects stored in S3 using simple SQL expressions. The AWS SDK for Ruby now allows developers to use the S3 #select_object_content API.
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Among the 25 finance-related APIs now listed on ProgrammableWeb, there are services from old and new and large and small companies. Overall, most current business and finance APIs fall into one of two categories: APIs from SaaS-based management services, and APIs that provide financial markets data.