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APImetrics Announces New Monitoring Product for Postman APIs

Seattle – APImetrics has launched a new monitoring service for Postman users, the company announced yesterday.  “We are very excited to launch this product, which will allow users of Postman to monitor API global performance without having to do any configuration at all,” said David O'Neill, CEO of APImetrics. Utilizing the Postman Newman runtime system, users can now monitor and track the performance of their APIs directly from their Postman collections externally from more than 40 worldwide locations on the world’s three major clouds: AWS, Azure and Google. “This is the first time a third-party product has been launched [...]

By |2019-10-15T17:04:31+00:00October 15th, 2019|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

New Postman Integration – Run Collections via APImetrics

Here at APImetrics we are really excited to announce our new type of integration for Postman users. We understand that importing collections and keeping them in sync can be additional extra work so we've decided to address that. We have created a new service, available to all users, where you can create and maintain your collections in Postman, but run those collections remotely in the cloud via APImetrics. There's no set up or configuration, collections will run exactly the same way as they do in Postman, except you'll be able to take advantage of all the APImetrics features like [...]

By |2019-08-09T10:53:20+00:00August 9th, 2019|Feature updates|0 Comments

API Performance Analysis: Hitting the Mainstream

Here at APImetrics, we've been at the cutting edge of API performance analysis for over four years now. So we tend to forget how far things have come in just a short period of time. This was brought home to me just today by a thought piece in Forbes on the API economy. This point in particular leapt straight off the screen at me: APIs have become so essential to businesses that 85% consider web APIs and API-based integration fundamental to their business strategy and continued success. Five years ago, we were still having conversations with our clients about why [...]

By |2019-05-01T10:02:15+00:00May 1st, 2019|Fintech, News, Opinion|0 Comments

New Importer – Better Postman, Github and OpenAPI Sync

  An exciting day today! We have gone live with our new importer, this has been built in conjunction with our partners at APImatic, to provide a more effective way of integrating and then monitoring your API collections from Postman and other collection managers. Key features include: Import directly from Postman or APIMATIC Use a URL to import an API specification of nearly any kind including from OpenAPI or GitHub Once the import has completed, you may need to set up any environment variables your API calls require. You may also want to check that your API calls have the correct Authentication [...]

By |2019-03-28T16:37:00+00:00March 28th, 2019|Feature updates|0 Comments

Healthcare API Economy: Long Overdue

  This week, Don Rucker MD, the National Coordinator for Health IT, proposed a healthcare API economy. This is something that's long overdue, especially in the USA, and shadows the changes that the banking sector, and before that the telecommunications sectors have gone through. However, it has its own unique risks and challenges that need to be carefully considered as the move happens. If you build healthcare APIs they might not come One of the many challenges for the telecommunications sector was that they were slow to adopt the right technologies. The innovations they wanted to be part of ended [...]

By |2019-02-16T09:54:18+00:00February 16th, 2019|Enterprise IT, News, Opinion|0 Comments

APIs and the Cloud: An Impact Study

In their recent white paper, ThousandEyes concludes that all the clouds offer good choices from the perspective of network performance with solid backbones for data transfer. But that’s only part of the story. When we started with our unique multi-cloud approach, we assumed that there wouldn’t be much difference between different clouds when they’re used to call APIs. The fact is, they’re all VERY different. How we analyze performance Our product makes a series of calls to API endpoints. We use the same security (OAuth, OAuth+JWT, etc.) as a TPP (Third-Party Payment) provider or ASIP (Account Service Information) provider [...]

By |2018-11-15T09:50:42+00:00November 15th, 2018|Fintech, IT and Cloud, News, Opinion|0 Comments

Free Puppy!!! (AKA Free Software Is Rarely Free)

We do that! It really doesn’t matter what ‘that’ is. It could be API monitoring, it could be networking monitoring, it could be security services. It could be one of a dozen things. But the sales team for your infrastructure vendor is sure they do it or have a module for it, and they’ll do it for you for free as part of the large contract you’re signing with them. This offer of free software (or security or whatever) reminds me of two common problems. Problem one: the ‘free puppy problem’ Somebody gives you a free puppy. That’s great! You [...]

By |2018-11-12T02:25:43+00:00October 30th, 2018|Enterprise IT, Fintech, Opinion|0 Comments

Monthly Fintech API Performance Dashboard

As we get closer to launching some data-only products focused on our non-technical users, we wanted to make some data available that's easy to read and understand. So, the first 5 Fintech API performance dashboards are now up for public consumption. These cover Open Banking, UK CMA9 APIs, financial services API providers, common corporate APIs and US government APIs. We're planning to add search engines and social APIs (which they still let us!), so stay tuned. The dashboards contain key information for understanding more about the API quality and performance, including the best performers by speed and quality, a [...]

By |2018-08-29T12:36:10+00:00August 29th, 2018|Feature updates, News|0 Comments

API Compliance Monitoring – Can you afford not to?

In the rapidly expanding fields of Open Banking, where there are regulations driven by systems like the European Payment Services Directive, you have to prove your IT systems work as the regulations require – AND, just to add a little extra complexity, some of the dependencies might be entirely outside your control! But when it comes to API Compliance Monitoring, the dirty secret of most testing and DevOps strategies is that they’re more interested in being able to prove the IT systems are working at all than working the way they’re meant to be. Compliance - Can [...]

By |2018-08-10T10:14:57+00:00August 9th, 2018|Fintech, Opinion|0 Comments