The convergence of big data analytics and the API economy has been prognosticated for a while. Now Apigee wants to turn that prediction into reality. With the acquisition today of InsightsOne, the provider of API integration and management tools is moving to tightly couple predictive big data analytics software with applications looking to invoke analytics via an API. Instead of building predictive analytics capabilities from the ground up, Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor envisions a world where developers apply analytics to any number of processes via an API.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops web standards, has announced the launch of the new "Automotive and Web Platform Business Group" which will create web technology specifications for the automotive industry starting with a Vehicle Data API Specification.
WSO2, a leading enterprise middleware company, has just announced the launch of the WSO2 App Factory, a cloud-enabled enterprise DevOps platform that allows project teams to collaborate on the creation, deployment and management of enterprise applications. This new DevOps platform also allows enterprises to better control the applications being developed with their APIs, including applications that are developed in-house and applications developed at their partner networks.