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Invitation to the API Strategy and Practice Conference

Invitation to the API Strategy and Practice Conference

We are excited to announce that our founder and CEO, Victor Olex, will be speaking alongside delegates from Walgreens, Intuit and CapitalOne at the 2015 API Strategy and Practice Conference taking place in Austin, Texas November 18th – November 20th.

The API Strategy and Practice conference is a vendor neutral and community supported API industry conference. The goal of this conference is to connect API practitioners and provide a platform to showcase and discuss APIs. This venue is a great way to engage with audiences and learn more about APIs.

This year’s conference will cover a range of interesting topics – you’ll have more than enough opportunities to really get your geek on. Most exciting of all (we’re slightly biased) will be Olex’s presentation – taking place on Friday, November 20th at 2pm. His talk will be featured as a part of the APIs in Enterprise segment, sharing the stage with delegates from Walgreens and Intuit. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the topics he will cover:

  • Modernization of Legacy Client/Server Systems with APIs
  • Using APIs Internally for Reporting, Data Science, and System Integration
  • Advantages of Creating an API Layer Over ETL and Data Warehousing

Olex will be representing SlashDB, which focuses on delivering APIs from your relational database and slashdb-logo-stacked-100providing an easy and secure way to manage essential data. Founded in 2010, SlashDB was initially conceived as a solution for securities reference data and market data. A short time after this our team had a major eureka moment and realized that our product could be used as a data gateway for web and mobile applications. We’ve definitely hit our stride since then and now serve a wide range of clients in the financial, academic, tourism, and publishing industries.

If you’re in the Austin, Texas area November 18th – 20th and you have an interest in APIs or simply want to learn more about APIs, you definitely need to check out the API Strategy and Practice Conference. This is a great opportunity to learn and network.

SlashDB Airzooka Raffle at PyData

SlashDB Airzooka Raffle at PyData

Welcome back, here’s a short blast from the past, a video featuring SlashDB that we just discovered on the web.

In November last year we were proud sponsors of the PyData conference. In this lightning talk we are outlining SlashDB’s main benefits. After the presentation we are using random number generator in Google Spreadsheet to raffle-off an Airzooka gun.

http://vimeo.com/79936618

20 Business Models for Web APIs and How to Be Ready

20 Business Models for Web APIs and How to Be Ready

Whether your are aiming for driving innovation, building partnerships or for an opportunity to expand your service or product, you need to know about business models that can be adopted to accomplish your goals with web APIs.

Our own clients typically begin with just one business reason for building an API, but they are ready for any change in business requirements with little additional effort. SlashDB provides unobstructed access to their data assets via an instant web API.

Enable web and mobile applications for reading and writing, improve data management internally or provide on-demand data feeds in standard formats.

One of the most interesting resources about the business of APIs is this presentation from the first API Strategy & Practice conference: “API Business Models” by John Musser, founder of ProgrammableWeb. Find out what API business models are used by Sprint, Expedia, Google, Netflix, Facebook, New York Times, Amazon, PayPal, Salesforce.com, Intuit and other online business leaders.

http://www.slideshare.net/jmusser/j-musser-apibizmodels2013

Leaders From FullContact, Ancestry.com, Urban Mapping and SlashDB Discuss the Future of Data

Leaders From FullContact, Ancestry.com, Urban Mapping and SlashDB Discuss the Future of Data

Victor Olex represented the SlashDB team on a panel about the future of data at the API Strategy & Practice conference. See the video below for  an hour-long session of different perspectives on the topic or fast forward to minute 44 for the best part 😉

We thank the organizers API Evangelist and 3Scale for the opportunity to share our thoughts this way and feel privileged to share the stage with such renowned speakers and business leaders. Here’s the complete rundown of the video:

APIs and The Future of Data @ APIStrat. For more videos from the conference head over to YouTube.

SlashDB Now Available through Amazon Web Services Marketplace

SlashDB Now Available through Amazon Web Services Marketplace

As announced at the API Strategy & Practice conference today, SlashDB is now available on Amazon’s Web Services Marketplace.

Getting listed on the AWS Marketplace is an important milestone in the history of SlashDB because having your product featured on this particular marketplace is difficult due to standards and criteria that have to be met.

What does this mean for you (and your databases)?

SlashDB drastically shortens the time to market for on-demand data products and web APIs and makes secure, authenticated access to databases via XML, JSON, CSV and HTML quick and easy.

AWS Marketplace is an online store that makes it easy for you to find and immediately start using the software and services that run on the AWS Cloud. You can use AWS Marketplace’s 1-Click deployment to quickly launch SlashDB.

Want to try SlashDB risk free?

It’s easier than ever through the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. Click here to start your free trial and give it a try now on AWS.

API Strategy & Practice Conference

SlashDB’s first day at the API Strategy & Practice Conference located in San Francisco has been a success so far! Our premiere at the conference has been well received, and everyone seems to be abuzz with excitement as the first day of the conference progressed.

Victor Olex, SlashDB’s founder and technology architect here at the API Conference, gave a talk titled “Resource Oriented Architectures – the Future of Data APIs?”. The slides will be available here tomorrow.

Meet with SlashDB at the API Strategy & Practice Conference Oct. 23rd – 25th

Meet with SlashDB at the API Strategy & Practice Conference Oct. 23rd – 25th

SlashDB will be making an appearance in this year’s API Strategy & Practice Conference. Stay tuned for major announcement from us on Thursday.

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API Strategy and Practice is a vendor neutral and community supported API industry conference to connect API Practitioners and allow them to show case API’s to build traction in different communities. This conference is a great way to engage with new audiences to help them better understand the API space and possibly start their own API adventure.

A product of vt.enterprise and a provider of API services, SlashDB focuses primarily on delivering APIs from your relational database and provides a secure and easy way to manage essential data. The idea for SlashDB was conceived out of our consulting experience in the capital markets technology, which vt.enterprise has been doing since 2001. SlashDB was created in 2010, at first only as a solution targeted for securities reference data and market data. We then realized that it has a greater purpose of being used as a data gateway for web and mobile applications. Since then, SlashDB has been attracting clients in the financial, academic, and publishing industries and has been making significant progress.

Victor Olex, founder and technology architect of SlashDB, will be representing us at the API Strategy & Practice Conference in San Francisco, CA from Oct. 23rd – 25th. He will be making a presentation about the future of data APIs on Thursday, October 24th. Victor is a pioneer of Resource Oriented Architecture, a new approach to data integration, and has revolutionized the API industry by providing a way to easily search database content while preventing data duplication.

Also on Thursday a major announcement from SlashDB will be made at the conference and on this blog, so stay tuned. Follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.