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Over the past few months at PW we've noticed steady increase in the number of mentions of Data as a Service (DaaS) and this trend looks to continue. Our first post on the subject was by a guest author Pete Soderling who introduced us to the concept and discussed pricing models. Then we continued the theme by posting about a partnership between a stock data site and an open data platform, working together to deliver a stock historical data API. The latest big move in this area sees NASDAQ creating a Data-On-Demand service accessible through a Web API.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, WebRTC, Banking, and Air Travel. Highlights include the Google Cloud Functions API, Rackspace RackConnect v3 API, and Mapwize indoor mapping API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Zootle, UK based hosted CRM provider, offers most of its features through the SalesSystemCRM API. From prospecting to order processing, the API allows developers to integrate an entire ecommerce solution with its existing website and apps. The SalesSystemCRM app suite already focused and tailored to budgets in the SME space. However, an API makes the CRM provider even more attractive to businesses strapped for IT resources.