July 9, 2018
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In a previous post I covered six great ways to engage your API community. It was based on seeing thousands of APIs—some that received developer attention and some that fell flat. Now I have dug into ProgrammableWeb’s directory to find the features that really seem to make a difference. Comparing the top 100 APIs to the rest of the pack, it’s clear that community support is a huge differentiator.
PipelineDB recently announced Stride, a realtime analytics API. API access to powerful analytics engines delivers the potential for computers to replace the role of the data scientist. PipelineDB President, Jeff Ferguson, believes Machines Analytics may turn this potential into reality.
ReportGrid has found an excellent niche and positioned itself as the leader of the pack when it comes to web-savvy. It provides data analytics as a service, which is not new in itself. The idea of providing this service with data submission through its ReportGrid API and analytics delivered in a web browser really takes it to the next level. ReportGrid is one of 43 analytics APIs, and one of 241 Enterprise APIs. Its simplicity makes it relevant to a broader audience than many of the more use-case tailored web services, such as those that focus on web site analytics or social media.