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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? […]

Capital One is a US-based financial services company that offers a range of banking and credit products to consumers and businesses. It was founded in 1988 by Richard Fairbank and Nigel Morris. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and has more than 55,000 employees worldwide. Capital One began as a credit card issuer but has since expanded its offerings to include auto loans, mortgages, and other financial products.

Over the years, Capital One has acquired several companies to expand its capabilities and offerings, including Hibernia National Bank, North Fork Bank, and ING Direct USA. In recent years, the company has invested heavily in technology and data analytics to improve customer experience and offer personalized financial solutions.

Capital One offers several APIs that enable third-party developers to integrate with its banking and credit card products. These include the Capital One Transactions API, which provides real-time access to a customer’s account activity and transaction history, and the Capital One Rewards API, which allows developers to access and manage customers’ reward points.

Capital One has implemented several measures to protect its customers’ data, including encryption and multi-factor authentication. However, in 2019, the company suffered a major data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of customers. The breach resulted in a $80 million fine by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board, as well as a number of lawsuits.

Capital One’s APIs are generally considered to be reliable and fast, with minimal downtime. However, there have been occasional reports of outages or API errors.

Capital One operates a large-scale cloud-based infrastructure, primarily on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company has invested heavily in its cloud capabilities to improve scalability and agility, and has also adopted a DevOps approach to software development to streamline processes and improve collaboration.

Looking to the future, Capital One plans to continue its focus on technology and data analytics to improve customer experience and offer innovative financial solutions. The company has also expressed a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, and has set goals to reduce its carbon footprint and increase the use of renewable energy.

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