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API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Spring has sprung! And our weekly API performance report is here. For our new readers, hello! This report is culled from our data and from that info, we give you the movers and shakers in each sector. You can also see on our new slick API Directory! Don’t see your favorite APIs listed? Let […]

API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Once again, U.S. Government APIs are not doing so well. FEMA in the US Government Collection was in the Red Zone with a CASC score of 5.72. This was primarily due to an outage on the 7th of March, which saw the requests to most endpoints timeout. There was also a scattering of failures throughout […]

Weekly API Performance Report: Movers and Shakers

Here are our highlights for the week in APIs. We tell you who’s up, who’s down, and who dropped out completely. Are the APIs you depend on included? If not, let us know and we’ll add them to our collection. And if you still haven’t signed up for a demo, what are you waiting for? […] was launched by the Obama administration in 2009, with the goal of providing access to open government data for researchers, developers, and the general public. The website was designed to serve as a central hub for data from federal agencies, making it easier for users to find and use government data. Since its launch, has continued to evolve, with improvements to its search functionality, user interface, and data management tools. has made news on numerous occasions, particularly in relation to its role in promoting government transparency and supporting data-driven decision-making. The website has also been the subject of criticism at times, particularly over the quality and accuracy of the data provided. has a complex infrastructure, including a range of data management tools, search functionality, and APIs that allow users to access government data. Some of the APIs provided by include: Catalog API – provides access to the metadata for all datasets available on, including descriptions, tags, and download links. CKAN API – allows users to search for and access datasets hosted on using the CKAN platform. Geospatial API – provides access to geospatial data and related tools, such as geocoding and reverse geocoding.

API performance is critical for, given the large number of users who rely on its data and resources. The organization monitors API performance closely, and works to optimize performance and minimize downtime.

Security is also a top priority for, given the sensitivity of the data it handles. The organization has implemented a range of security protocols to protect its data and systems, including encryption, access controls, and regular security audits. However, has experienced several high-profile data breaches in recent years, including incidents in which personal data and information on government operations was compromised.

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