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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? […]

DuckDuckGo is a web search engine that prioritizes user privacy and doesn’t track users’ online activities. It was founded in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg and is headquartered in Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA.

Initially, DuckDuckGo started as a side project for Weinberg, who was frustrated with the lack of privacy offered by existing search engines. Over time, it has evolved to become a popular alternative to major search engines like Google and Bing, with a focus on providing accurate and unbiased search results while maintaining user privacy.

As for its future plans, DuckDuckGo aims to continue to grow and expand its user base by offering a search engine that prioritizes privacy and security. The company has also launched several new features, such as an email privacy service and a mobile browser, to further extend its reach and influence.

DuckDuckGo’s infrastructure is built on a distributed system that includes servers located around the world. The company has APIs that provide access to its search engine technology, including:

DuckDuckGo Instant Answer API: This API enables developers to build applications that can retrieve answers to specific search queries, including information on weather, time, and conversions.

DuckDuckGo Search API: This API provides access to DuckDuckGo’s core search functionality, enabling developers to build applications that can search the web and return relevant results.

DuckDuckGo places a high priority on security and privacy and has implemented several protocols to safeguard user data. These include encryption, firewalls, and a strict no-logging policy. To date, the company has not experienced any significant breaches or security incidents.

API performance is critical to DuckDuckGo’s operations, and the company has implemented measures to ensure high availability and reliability. These measures include load balancing, failover mechanisms, and monitoring tools.

DuckDuckGo has not experienced any significant downtime in recent years. However, the company has implemented a range of disaster recovery and business continuity measures to ensure that its search engine remains available and reliable in the event of an outage or other disruption.

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