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

News, Updates and Reporting

API Performance Analysis: Hitting the Mainstream

Here at APImetrics, we've been at the cutting edge of API performance analysis for over four years now. So we tend to forget how far things have come in just a short period of time. This was brought home to me just today by a thought piece in Forbes on the API economy. This point in particular leapt straight off the screen at me: APIs have become so essential to businesses that 85% consider web APIs and API-based integration fundamental to their business strategy and continued success. Five years ago, we were still having conversations with our clients about why APIs even mattered. Now we’re seeing entire industries and regulatory frameworks growing up around both APIs and the services they deliver. Consider Open Banking APIs Until recently, you’d sign into your bank using a proprietary interface that would communicate over propriety standards to the bank's own back end. Systems that [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Fintech, News, Opinion|0 Comments

Why we monitor, and why you should to… CMA9 Open Banking Edition

By |May 17th, 2018|News, Opinion|

Fresh from congratulating a UK CMA9 bank on keeping their V1 and V2 APIs going for a decent period beyond the February switchover, we had a deeper look to see if the two APIs performed differently.

For the most part, they did […]

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 […]