API.expert Weekly Banking API Analysis: UK Production

This Week’s Highlights Tide in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category takes the overall title this week with a CASC score of 9.86. HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again with a median latency of 88 ms, up from 87 ms last week. Barclays (Sandbox Auth) in the Open Banking API – UK – Sandbox category is the loser again this week with a CASC score of 5.01, down from 5.15 last week. We examine what mid-table respectability looks like in the Open Banking API – UK [...]

2021-04-12T07:57:53-07:00By |Weekly Report|

API.expert Weekly Banking API Analysis: HitBTC Crypto

This Week’s Banking API Highlights Tide in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category, which was overall first last week with a CASC score of 9.84, this week shares the title with the Royal Bank of Scotland (Sandbox) in the Open Banking – UK –Sandbox category, both with a CASC score of 9.79. HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again with a median latency of 87 ms, down from 91 ms last week. Barclays (Sandbox Auth) in the Open Banking API – UK – Sandbox category takes the [...]

2021-04-02T06:41:14-07:00By |Weekly Report|

Weekly API Analysis: Now With Duck Duck Go!

This Week’s API Highlights UK in the UK Government API category takes the overall title again this week with a CASC score of 9.76 down from 9.86 last week. Department of Justice in the US Government API takes the overall title again with a median latency of 48 ms, the same as last week. NHS in the US Government API category is the loser this week with a CASC score of 6.42. We take a good, hard look at the performance of a newcomer in the Search API category, Duck Duck Go. Something of interest We have added Duck Duck [...]

2021-04-01T04:00:12-07:00By |Weekly Report|

API.expert Weekly API Analysis: Expanding Search APIs

This Week’s Highlights GOV.UK in the UK Government category takes the overall title this week (after sharing it last week) with a CASC score of 9.86, the same as last week. Department of Justice in the US Government takes the overall title again with a median latency of 48 ms, the same as last week. Coronavirus COVID19 API (covid19api.com) in the Covid-19 category takes the overall Wooden Spoon again this week with a CASC score of 4.02 up from 3.88 last week. We take a good hard look at Foursquare in the Search category and what they might be able [...]

2021-03-26T04:30:48-07:00By |Weekly Report|

API.expert Weekly Banking API Analysis: Railsbank Is Tops

This Week’s Banking API Highlights Tide in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category takes the overall title again this week with a CASC score of 9.84, up from 9.82 last week. HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again with a median latency of 91 ms, up from 88 ms last week. Barclays (Sandbox Auth) in the Open Banking API – UK – Sandbox category takes the overall wooden spoon this week with a CASC score of 4.98. We take a look at what Railsbank is doing right [...]

2021-03-25T14:40:40-07:00By |Weekly Report|

API.expert Weekly API Analysis: Messaging APIs

This Week’s API Highlights GOV.UK in the UK Government category and Department of Justice in the US Government category share the honors for the overall title this week with a CASC score of 9.86 the same as GOV.UK last week. Department of Justice in the US Government takes the overall title again with a median latency of 48 ms, the same as last week. Coronavirus COVID19 API (covid19api.com) in the Covid-19 category takes the overall Wooden Spoon again this week with a CASC score of 4.02 up from 3.88 last week. We take a look at the Messaging APIs category [...]

2021-03-25T14:14:48-07:00By |Weekly Report|

API.expert Weekly Banking API Analysis: Lloyds Group APIs

This Week’s Banking API HighlightsTide in the Open Banking API – UK – Production category takes the overall title this week with a CASC score of 9.82.HSBC in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall title again with a median latency of 88 ms, the same as last week.Halifax in the Open Banking API – UK – Open Data category takes the overall wooden spoon this week with a CASC score of 4.59.We look at exactly what went wrong with the three Lloyds Group APIs in the Open Banking API – UK – Open [...]

2021-03-25T13:27:46-07:00By |Weekly Report|

Banking APIs Weekly Analysis: The Fastest APIs

HSBC again is the fastest Banking API even as it languishes in the Amber Zone. The next five fastest Banking APIs are all NatWest Group brands, but Royal Bank of Scotland come somewhat further down the table. This isn’t necessarily something surprising. RBS and, especially, NatWest return a much longer list of ATMs and branches than Coutts (and Esme Loans doesn’t even have any). Coutts is a fast Banking API, but its DNS Lookup Time is affecting its performance especially from Azure. Even 28-29 ms is a very high fraction of the overall latency for a fast API. Matters are [...]

2021-03-25T13:23:38-07:00By |Weekly Report|

API Analysis: Google and Microsoft Bing

This Week’s API Analysis Highlights GOV.UK in the UK Government category takes the overall title again this week with a CASC score of 9.85, down from 9.86 last week. Department of Justice in the US Government category is the fastest API again this week with a median latency of 49 ms, up from 47 ms last week. thevirustracker.com in the Covid-19 category takes the overall Wooden Spoon this week with a CASC score of 3.45. We look further at how Google and Microsoft Bing compare in the Search category and find that Handshake Time and Process Time are areas of [...]

2021-03-04T05:22:04-08:00By |Weekly Report|

API Metrics Weekly Report: GitHub vs. Microsoft Office

GitHub is a perennially performant API, which this week again tops the Corporate Infrastructure API metrics. Usually, though Microsoft Office is the fastest API in the category, but not this week with GitHub pipping it to the top spot. GitHub is an excellent API. It is 3 ms faster overall than Microsoft Office, but it has a 100% pass rate compared to 99.99% and just 0.54% outliers compared to 2.21%, which is why Microsoft Office overall languishes at 12 out of 19 in terms of our API metrics CASC score. GitHub is fast for DNS lookup Time – 4 or [...]

2021-02-18T12:04:43-08:00By |Weekly Report|
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