Modern apps use APIs on the front-end to connect the client-facing (user experience) tier to back-end systems, process flows and data services; and back-end systems are often assembled from interconnected “micro-services”, wired together via APIs. Seamless, Yelp and Uber for example all use Google Maps as geo-location services for cars or restaurants and financial firms often use USPS services for customer address verification.
StreamScape helps businesses capitalize on the value of an API-centric architecture by accelerating development and providing critical DevOps tools for API authoring and governance
As with any technology’s paradigm shift, cost and time-to-market play a major role in proper adoption. StreamScape helps businesses capitalize on the value of an API-centric architecture by accelerating development and providing critical DevOps tools for API authoring and governance.
StreamScape’s Reactive Data Platform™ is a data aggregation and analytics technology that complements any existing IT tool set. Built-in API authoring allows a business to easily expose any existing back-end system, process or data as a secure and customizable web-based API, without writing custom code or changing existing apps. Organizations of all sizes can prototype quickly and realize the potential of an API-centric approach without compromising security or sacrificing performance of their back-end systems.
The platform’s unique capabilities allow users to easily build data services for collecting and analyzing data from any source in Application Dataspaces™.
As example, a personalized finance company specializing in the needs of academic workers wanted to modernize a file-based batch system for Trade Order submission. It would convert the costly and error-prone ETL-based (Extract, Transform, and Load) solution to a lightweight stream-based process and allow the resulting data be consumed as APIs by web applications and devices representing various incarnations of executive dashboards. StreamScape Data Aliasing allowed the client to support multi-version API calls and expose results as versioned JSON or XML allowing the customer to create multiple views of the same data and use it across a variety of APIs, mobile devices and web applications without changing the underlying systems.
“We intend to continue offering the next generation of application resource tools that allow users to take advantage of the API economy,” says Lelchuk. The company’s focus is on web-based application development, aggregation & query engines, integration with Ops tools and version control services as well as reactive data processing techniques. “We are currently working with Microsoft Azure, Amazon, and other cloud providers as well as data storage partners like MongoDB, Hadoop, Cassandra, and application vendors such as Salesforce to make this happen,” concludes Lelchuk.