APImetrics Blog – APIs, Cloud, SLA & Developer Industry News & Opinion 2018-03-21T16:27:01+00:00

News, Updates and Reporting

200 OK? Check Again.

Something we've talked a LOT about is when an API returns a HTTP 200 ok code, but the API returns an error. This can be a challenge for a gateway's passive monitoring and backend services to spot because, technically, nothing went wrong. Take a look at one we had just this morning from the APIs for a major IoT provider. HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:10:52 GMT Server: Apache Vary: Accept-Encoding { "status": 2XXX, "body": {}, "error": "An unknown error occurred: Maintenance mode, please check http://status.fakename.com/" } It's vital to have active monitoring that not only spots these problems, but lets you know – before your customers do. And in the world of Open Banking, where this is a regulatory compliance issue, you need to spot these before they trigger a regulator complaint – and you can't prove it didn't happen. [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Opinion, Programming Tips|0 Comments

Active Monitoring and API Documentation (Or, “Why Doesn’t My Call Work?”)

By | March 20th, 2018|Cloud, Programming Tips, Support|

Active API Monitoring

One of the issues we frequently see is clients having issues with moving to active external monitoring from internal testing or testing through their API documentation system (like Apiary, Postman or others). The challenge is simple – if you’ve been […]

API Gateway and APImetrics: How We Integrate with Your Existing Systems

By | March 19th, 2018|API Update, IT and Cloud, Summary|

Your API Gateway and APImetrics

An API gateway allows API providers to manage and control their APIs reliably and at scale. It manages access, policy and traffic controls, and handles run-time activities including routing and authentication.

An API gateway typically provides functionality across five […]

Active Monitoring: Never Hesitate to Go Active

By | March 14th, 2018|Fintech, IT and Cloud, Opinion|

The transducers in the sonar for HMS Dreadnought, Britain’s first nuclear submarine, were actually designed to ping all the way across the Atlantic and back again. But for the last five decades, submarines have not had that telltale “ping” sound you know […]

PSD2 Active API Performance Monitoring: You Can’t Do That From Here

By | March 6th, 2018|Fintech, News, Opinion|

PSD2 Active API Performance Monitoring

API performance monitoring is part of managing, and here at APImetrics our mantra is: You have to manage your APIs. And if you are relying purely on passive monitoring of API gateways, you are not monitoring your APIs […]

Open Banking APIs: Working Together To Make It Work

By | March 2nd, 2018|Fintech, News, Opinion|

Open Banking APIs

In reading up on Open Banking, we recently came across an interesting letter from Olivier Guersent, the European Commission’s Director‑General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union to Andrea Enria, the Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA).

The […]

Database Issues currently slowing reports

By | February 13th, 2018|Housekeeping|

We’re currently experiencing performance issues with the database which may be impacting some users experience, especially with reports and graphs. We currently expect this to be resolved by 22:00 Pacific Time.

If you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.