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Monitoring APIs: Expect The Unexpected

When it comes to monitoring APIs, getting a 2xx back is not enough. You have to check that the returned payload is what is actually expected. So, if the expected payload contains 14 language options, it does contain 14 and not 3. This is another reason why it is also vital to continuously test your APIs - also known as active monitoring. Sure, the API test suite might have passed in both the sandbox and live environments. But if the backend is pulling data off third-party systems (like a hotel price comparison website), there is no guarantee that the data is correct. And this leaves aside previously unseen issues in internal systems that might arise. Did it REALLY happen? Monitoring APIs can tell you. But even if you do get back exactly what you expect, it's still a good idea to check that what you think has happened has in [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

API Compliance Monitoring – Can you afford not to?

By |August 9th, 2018|Fintech, Opinion|

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 […]

Open Banking CMA9 API Performance Data CMA9 – July 2018

By |August 6th, 2018|Fintech, Monthly Report|

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 […]

CMA9 APIs: The Only Constant Is The Lack Of Consistency

By |June 15th, 2018|API Update, Fintech, Summary|

CMA9 APIs

Following on from our thoughts on SLOs and KPIs, we teased that we had some more data on CMA9 APIs. And here it is!

The approach we use is simple. We look at past performance and provide benchmarking against similar services […]