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. [...]

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

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 broad areas: access control cloud-native principles policy definition reporting analytics traffic management Of these areas, reporting analytics supports passive API monitoring. Reporting analytics provides information about the consumption of APIs, HTTP errors and warnings generated by APIs, and detects API behavior patterns, including error patterns, that can be used to optimize API performance. Traffic management functionality can also used to [...]

By |2018-03-29T09:28:44+00:00March 19th, 2018|API Update, IT and Cloud, Summary|0 Comments

Active Monitoring: Never Hesitate to Go Active

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 from the movies. After all, going active will give away your position. But it will also give you a lot of information about your situation that you are never going to get from passive sonar. Luckily, you don't have to worry about going active with your API monitoring giving away anything to your "enemies." A manager might know [...]

By |2018-03-14T12:42:22+00:00March 14th, 2018|Fintech, IT and Cloud, Opinion|0 Comments

New: Monitoring the Untestable – A White Paper from APImetrics

APImetrics has just published Monitoring the Untestable, a new white paper that focuses on the Catch-22* at the heart of PSD2 and open banking: if you don’t actively monitor your production environment with synthetic transactions, you have no idea whether your bank’s APIs are truly compliant at any given moment. But banks are often reluctant (with good reason) to allow testing in the live environment. As we've said, to manage your APIs, you must monitor them. But if you are only passively monitoring your APIs, you are not monitoring them – which means you are not managing them. So, it's important to actively monitor [...]

APImetrics Three-Year Study: More Than Half Of Existing APIs Have Problems That Could Affect Customers [INFOGRAPHIC]

An APImetrics study of 100 million samples shows that more than half the APIs in use have serious issues that could compromise companies and consumers, the company reported today. “What this shows is that while the number of APIs continues to grow, their quality has not kept pace with that growth,” said David O’Neill, CEO and Founder of APImetrics. “If companies fail to identify these issues and fix them, it could lead to growing consumer dissatisfaction that damages their reputation.” APImetrics first reported on the state of APIs back in 2013, and found that in any given week more than [...]

Your APIs are Only as Good as the APIs They Depend On

On February 28, it seemed like half the internet went down. The Amazon AWS S3 cloud storage system in northern Virginia suffered an outage that lasted more than four hours. In internet time, that’s an eternity – and potentially a lot of lost revenue for Amazon and its customers. The same goes for all the hair-on-fire in operations and support, and the ripples of disruption spreading down the line to end users. If you rely on a third-party service like Amazon AWS S3 to provide mission-critical functionality, your clients are going to blame you when it goes down. AWS is [...]

By |2017-04-11T11:20:08+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Cloud, IT and Cloud, Opinion|0 Comments

API Health Report #1

The Impact of Cloud Service Provider on API Performance If you would like to download the full report for free, click HERE! When creating a mobile application, developers normally have significant reasoning for each and every part of that App. Developers pick tools and services they’re familiar with and that they believe will solve their problems. Whether it is the platform they choose to build on, the third-party APIs used, or the language they choose to write it in. There are specific reasons for each. Another major factor that is often overlooked, is which Cloud Provider to choose. Perhaps overlooked [...]

By |2016-10-30T15:32:23+00:00July 8th, 2015|IT and Cloud, Monthly Report|1 Comment