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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

Why API Monitoring?

Why API Monitoring One of the questions we get asked all the time is the deceptively simple: Why API monitoring? After all, companies and DevOps groups use LOTS of different monitoring tools. There’s the tool suite that come with their Amazon or Microsoft Cloud instance. There are stack monitoring tools for their backend, like New Relic or App Dynamic. There are the tools built into Axway or Apigee gateways. Then there are whole sets of web tools, from simple pings of a website to complex scripting tools, and a whole range of options for monitoring the network itself. [...]

Open Banking CMA9 API Performance Data CMA9 – July 2018

We first shared this on LinkedIn a few days ago, but it's worth repeating here as this data is, we believe, fundamental to the success of CMA9 Open Banking API initiatives and the banks, ASPs and TPPs who are running them. Next we're going to be diving into the core data and what it's telling us. Improvement, but still a way to go... Over the course of this year, we’ve found a consistent number of what we deem to be underperforming CMA9 Open APIs from UK banks. That number has been set at around 30%. But in a good [...]

By |2018-08-06T13:54:36+00:00August 6th, 2018|Fintech, Monthly Report|0 Comments

CMA9 Open Banking public APIs: Latest News

The story of our previous monthly surveys of the UK CMA9 Open Banking public APIs has been that roughly 30% of the APIs have fallen below an acceptable score of 800 or more. While things have improved in June, confirming our suspicions that many of the banks took advantage of the multiple holidays during May to make changes, we still observe that 28% of the APIs we monitor are performing below a 'good' score as determined by our CASC scoring system. This is strongly tied to a small number of the institutions involved. Generally speaking, if some of a bank's [...]

By |2018-08-15T08:24:19+00:00July 25th, 2018|API Update, Fintech, Monthly Report, News|0 Comments

New Agent Locations Available

Quick housekeeping announcement, we've just expanded our agent network again. Adding 10 more locations, mostly from Google - covering multiple European locations and for the first time adding in Australia and South America.  We've also made the IP addresses for the agents public and put those out here. This brings our global network of public agents up to 74, more with our agents in China and private client agents. Agent Name CLOUD PROVIDER CITY/STATE Country IP ADDRESS AWS Asia-Pacific Northeast (Tokyo) AWS Tokyo Japan 13.230.225.195 AWS Asia-Pacific Northeast 2 (Korea) AWS Korea Korea 13.124.218.140 AWS Asia-Pacific South (India) AWS India [...]

By |2018-06-21T13:51:26+00:00June 21st, 2018|Housekeeping|0 Comments

APImetrics DevOps Product of the Year

Dr Paul Cray of APImetrics Accepts the Award London, June 12 – APImetrics, a real-time API and cloud service monitoring and analytics company, was named DevOps Product of the Year during the TechXLR8 awards ceremony at historic Gibson Hall. “We’re delighted by the recognition,” said David O’Neill, CEO of APImetrics. "It shows that active API monitoring is being seen as an essential part of the DevOps process." TechXLR8 is London Tech Week's flagship event, bringing together eight conferences, 300 exhibitors, live demonstrations and networking opportunities. The TechXLR8 Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the tech industry worldwide. "London [...]

By |2018-06-14T12:36:29+00:00June 14th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

“Our Experience So Far” – FI.SPAN Talks APImetrics

At APImetrics, we enjoy hearing from our clients. So we were delighted to receive such a lovely note from Valery Novikov, Co-Founder and CTO of FI.SPAN. FI.SPAN is a SOC compliant, cloud-native API orchestration platform that turns APIs into tangible & impactful service experiences for their clients. FI.SPAN believes that the smartest and most adaptable banks will thrive in this world, winning new clients and consolidating market share – a belief that we share here at APImetrics. With Mr. Novikov's permission, we're including here how APImetrics has helped FI.SPAN deliver for their clients. I wanted to say thanks for the [...]

By |2018-06-06T09:39:14+00:00June 6th, 2018|Case Studies|0 Comments

Why we monitor, and why you should to… CMA9 Open Banking Edition

Fresh from congratulating a UK CMA9 bank on keeping their V1 and V2 APIs going for a decent period beyond the February switchover, we had a deeper look to see if the two APIs performed differently. For the most part, they did not, in fact, they were almost identical, except for this period between May 1st and May 5. During that 5 day window the V2 API dramatically improved, speedwise, so we decided to take a look at that. Afterall, who wouldn't always want to have a faster API? The data showed that rather than actually getting faster, the [...]

By |2018-05-17T11:56:01+00:00May 17th, 2018|News, Opinion|0 Comments

APImetrics In Japan – May 22-25

APImetrics is excited to be part of the Washington State Trade Mission to Japan, the trip will be focusing on AI, and we're looking to make connections with any Japanese company or companies doing business in Japan who are interested in how our API and Microservice monitoring technology can be used, especially in the banking and finance sectors. It's a packed schedule including some open events, like this one (https://agusimeetup0525.peatix.com/) where you can meet us at the Aoyama Gakuin University Singularity Institute from 13:00 on Friday May 25th in Tokyo. Please feel free to reach out to us directly via email [...]

By |2018-05-14T11:03:06+00:00May 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

New Features – Print to PDF for reports – Email Subscription controls

Email Controls You can now set your email preferences from the alerting menu, this will automatically subscribe or unsubscribe you from the various email reporting options like weekly and daily reports, insights or alerts. Print to PDF We've now formatted the key reports to print to a nicely formatted PDF for emailing out to internal and external reports. This works for the Insights Ranks, Insights Reports, the home page dashboard and all the location breakdown reports. Simply print from your browser menu and select 'save as PDF'. You may find that some of the reports may need you to [...]

By |2018-05-07T17:54:00+00:00May 7th, 2018|Feature updates|0 Comments