Blog2019-02-15T15:36:34+00:00

News, Updates and Reporting

APIs and the Cloud: An Impact Study

In their recent white paper, ThousandEyes concludes that all the clouds offer good choices from the perspective of network performance with solid backbones for data transfer. But that’s only part of the story. When we started with our unique multi-cloud approach, we assumed that there wouldn’t be much difference between different clouds when they’re used to call APIs. The fact is, they’re all VERY different. How we analyze performance Our product makes a series of calls to API endpoints. We use the same security (OAuth, OAuth+JWT, etc.) as a TPP (Third-Party Payment) provider or ASIP (Account Service Information) provider would use, and verify how well the calls are working, both from a call perspective – does it return what you expected? Does it do all the things it is meant to do? – and from a networking perspective – can you connect? How long does the call take to [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Fintech, IT and Cloud, News, Opinion|0 Comments

New Features – Print to PDF for reports – Email Subscription controls

By |May 7th, 2018|Feature updates|

Email Controls

You can now set your email preferences from the alerting menu, this will automatically subscribe or unsubscribe you from the various email reporting options like weekly and daily reports, insights or alerts.

CMA9 OBIE UK Report, April. And a third of APIs still under perform.

By |May 4th, 2018|Fintech, Monthly Report, News|

CMA9 Competition and Markets Authority

In March, we published a report on the UK’s public CMA9 Open Banking APIs V2 from the OBIE. IN it, we found that more than 35% of the APIs offered were performing below our expected acceptable score […]

Equifax and AWS: How One Minor Thing Can Pull Down Performance

By |April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Equifax API

It’s always fascinating to us how your choice of Cloud Host can impact your performance. For example, we noticed some issues with the Equifax API we monitor. There are a lot of issues.

Over the last week alone, there have […]

PSD2: National Governments and Bodies Have The Final Say

By |April 9th, 2018|Fintech, News|

PSD2 is driven top-down by the European Commission and the European Banking Authority (EBA). But it is built bottom-up by the banks and other service providers themselves. And the Commission/EBA don’t regulate PSD2 providers. It’s the “national competent authorities.” In […]

Daily and Weekly Status Mails

By |April 7th, 2018|Feature updates, Housekeeping, Programming Notes|

We’ve now added one of the features that everybody has been asking for, daily and weekly alert status mails. The emails will initially cover the basics – the number of calls you’ve made, the number of APIs monitored and not monitored […]

CMA9: 35% of Banking APIs Miss Acceptable Performance Targets

By |April 2nd, 2018|Fintech, Monthly Report|

During the month of March, APImetrics monitored the quality of 102 CMA9 APIs, approximately 25 of these were V1 APIs, which were all deprecated during the month. Of the remaining V2 APIs, over a third of these APIs failed to meet the standard of good quality as measured by the

Active + Passive Monitoring = Rapid Problem Resolution

By |March 30th, 2018|Case Studies, Enterprise IT, Programming Tips|

Active + Passive Monitoring

We talk a lot about active and passive monitoring. Passive monitoring is how your stack and services are doing. Active is calling services externally like APImetrics does. But what does this mean in practise?

Let’s take a real example from […]

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.

New: Monitoring the Untestable – A White Paper from APImetrics

By |February 12th, 2018|Cloud, Enterprise IT, Fintech, IT and Cloud, News, Opinion, Sectors, Uncategorized, White Papers|

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 […]