API.expert Monthly API Analysis: March | Search APIs

This Month’s API Highlights UK in the UK Government API category takes the overall top spot for the public sector again with a CASC score of 9.77, down from 9.85 in February. Department of Justice in the US Government API category takes the latency title for the public sector again with a median latency of 48 ms, up from 46 ms last month. Microsoft Authentication once again props up the Corporate Infrastructure API category. It's pretty consistent, it's just persistently in the Amber Zone. This is down to the high percentage of outliers. This is an API that could use [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:32:10-07:00April 12th, 2021|Monthly Report|0 Comments

API.expert Monthly Banking API Analysis: March | Cluster of Failures

This Month’s Banking API HighlightsBank of Ireland in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title this month with a CASC score of 9.73.HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again in March with a median latency of 88 ms, down from 91 ms in February.B (bank) in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category takes the overall wooden spoon with a CASC score of 4.15.We take a good, hard look at just what went wrong with the Lloyds Group Open Banking Open Data API on 13 [...]

By |2021-04-15T13:41:45-07:00April 8th, 2021|Fintech, Monthly Report|0 Comments

API.expert Monthly Banking API Analysis: February 2021

This Month’s Banking API HighlightsRoyal Bank of Scotland (Sandbox) in the Open Banking API – UK – Sandbox category takes the overall title this month with a CASC score of 9.65.HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again in February with a median latency of 91 ms, up from 86 ms in January.Virgin Money in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category takes the overall wooden spoon this week with a CASC score of 4.97.Nationwide (Sandbox) in the Open Banking API – UK – Sandbox category takes the overall [...]

By |2021-03-10T07:06:11-08:00March 10th, 2021|Monthly Report|0 Comments

API.expert Monthly API Analysis: February 2021

API Analysis Highlights: February GOV.UK in the UK Government category takes the overall top spot for the public sector again with a CASC score of 9.85, up from 9.77 in January. Department of Justice in the U.S. Government category takes the overall title for the public sector again with a median latency of 46 ms, down from 47 ms last month. Virgin Money in the Open Banking – UK – Production category takes the overall wooden spoon this week with a CASC score of 4.97. thevirustracker.com in the Covid-19 category takes the overall wooden spoon this month with a CASC [...]

By |2021-03-09T07:22:35-08:00March 9th, 2021|Monthly Report|0 Comments

Fintech API Ratings Summary: November 2020

Something of interestHSBC languishes at the bottom of the Open Banking – UK – Open Data category of Fintech APIs this month, as it so often does. The API has a 100% pass rate and is blisteringly fast. So why does it find itself in the Amber Zone?  It does have the highest percentage of outliers at 2.91%. The CASC score is all about consistency. And the HSBC API might be fast, but it is not consistently fast.If we look at the average latency in November for a couple of example endpoints we will see the issue. For the HSBC [...]

By |2020-12-16T06:25:09-08:00December 16th, 2020|Monthly Report, Fintech|0 Comments

Fintech API Ratings, Nov 24-30: Cryptocurrency Exchange

Something of interest There is a lot of variation in performance in the Cryptocurrency Exchange categories. Seven of the 17 APIs manage CASC scores of over 9.00, which is very good and 14 are in the Green Zone, indicating fully performant Fintech APIs, but we do have a couple of Fintech APIs in the Amber Zone and Coinlore languishing in the Red Zone this week with a CASC score of 45.83, a stark contrast with Gemini on 9.44. It is interesting to look at the Process Time for the two contrasting Fintech APIs. Gemini is blistering fast in North America [...]

By |2020-12-16T06:22:25-08:00December 4th, 2020|Monthly Report|0 Comments

Monthly Financial API Ratings, Sept 2020

So, September was apparently only a month long - sounds fake, but OK - and we're ready to give you the monthly financial API ratings. We’ve now split out financial API ratings and the non-financial API ratings into separate weekly and monthly reports. This allows us to give you a more focused view on the different classes of APIs you care about. In particular, we have been seeing increased adoption of and interest in APIs in the financial sector as uptake of Open Banking accelerates and APImetrics has over the last few weeks been able to add a many UK [...]

By |2020-10-19T12:35:13-07:00October 16th, 2020|Monthly Report|0 Comments

Monthly API Ratings, Sept 2020: Bing is King?

The time has come for us to check out the monthly API ratings, this time for September 2020. We recently launched API.expert as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economay and the leading API ratings in different categories in particular. The basic service is free and will remain free. But other, related API ratings services will be built on top of it, including your very own API.expert dashboards if you want them! We are expanding our coverage of Open Finance APIs from around the world, so one of the major changes we made recently to [...]

By |2020-10-19T11:54:36-07:00October 15th, 2020|Monthly Report|0 Comments

API Ratings | August, 2020: Etsy, why so slow?

The time has arrived when we disclose our API ratings for August 2020. We recently launched API.expert as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economy and the leading APIs in different categories in particular.The basic service is free and will remain free, but other, related services will be built on top of it, including your very own API.expert dashboards if you want them!Each week, month and year we’ll look at the APIs we track in a variety of sectors for their quality CASC score (using our patented (US Patent 10,644,962, if you fancy a little [...]

By |2020-09-11T02:19:25-07:00September 9th, 2020|Monthly Report|0 Comments

API Ratings, July 2020: What exactly happened on July 28?

We have staggered further into the second half of the year and another API ratings report for the month of July 2020. We recently launched API.expert as a simple way to provide everybody with insights into the API economy and the leading APIs in different categories in particular. The basic service is free and will remain free, but other, related services will be built on top of it, including your very own API.expert dashboards if you want them! Each week, month and year we’ll look at the APIs we track in a variety of sectors for their quality CASC score [...]

By |2020-08-19T14:00:22-07:00August 10th, 2020|Monthly Report|0 Comments