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There’s a major shift under way in terms of how applications are being developed for the enterprise and the cloud. With the rise of more powerful multicore processors and relatively inexpensive Flash memory, more application logic is running in memory than ever. In fact, the line between the database and application logic running in memory is starting to blur.
More enterprises are paying attention to the business-building potential of open APIs, and it’s not hard to figure out why. When companies like Expedia tell ReadWriteWeb that APIs (check out the Expedia API) contribute about 90 percent of its $2 billion a year, you can bet CFOs and CEOs will take notice.
With the democratization of integration the number and types of people trying to share date between applications has grown considerably. In addition to developers, everyone from business analysts to power uses is trying to pull together disparate piece of data in order to highlight some greater truth.