SlashDB at the API Strategy and Practice Conference

SlashDB at the API Strategy and Practice Conference

SlashDB is proud to announce that founder and CEO, Victor Olex, had the honor of giving a presentation at the most recent API Strategy and Practice Conference. Olex, acting as SlashDB’s representative, presented a talk on API advancements and development, sharing the stage with representatives from Walgreens, CapitalOne, Intuit, and Datafiniti.

Olex, a proponent and innovator of API technology, delivered an intelligent and compelling presentation on the ability of APIs to completely restructure the database ecosystem, as well as SlashDB’s commitment to simplifying database interactionsvo_slashdb through increased accessibility and searchability. Olex was lauded by fellow participants for his presentation, with one participant stating that SlashDB’s achievements in the field of API development were the highlight of the conference.

You can view Olex’s full presentation here or read below for a run-down of the highlights of his talk.

Statistically Speaking

Olex’s talk focused in part on offering concrete statistical data on the financial benefits of adopting APIs. For instance, in 2015 companies globally spent $2.3 T (that’s right, trillion) on IT systems. Of that$350 B (billion!) was spent on technicaldata_integration_pull_quote consulting and software integration services, while still another $140 B was spent on middleware. In total, half a trillion dollars is spent annually on data and data integration software. Saying that this is a lot of money to spend on data-related software is an understatement.

So where exactly is all of this money going? A quick breakdown reveals that most of it is used to cover expenses for integration ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) and Data Warehousing. Fortunately, the extreme financial upkeep for these types of databases can be greatly reduced by adopting an API database add-on like SlashDB’s, which favors accessibility and searchability over a single access point.

Multiply Investments with Amazonian-Sized Results

Olex reviewed the successes of APIs in businesses, notably using Amazon as an example of how investing in an API can lead to (hugely) increased returns. Amazonamazon_logo adopted an API in 2002 and, flashing forward to 2016, Amazon is now reaping the benefits of that decision. Since adopting an API, Amazon’s returns have increased by 4,000%. Needless to say, this is a huge, almost fantastical, return for investing in an API.

API Accessibility

In his presentation, Olex aptly pointed out that the underlying theme of the conference was accessibility, a theme that he took up with great enthusiasm and insight, offering excellent justifications for adopting APIs to meet accessibility needs in databases. Olex passionately advocated for a “what you see is what you get” interface which allows users to access and retrieve data with ease, relying on their intuition to guide them through the database rather than relying on complicated queries. Olex was quick to point out that SlashDB implements this exact setup, providing an API add-on that creates hyperlinks for each piece of data, which is literally like having your data at your fingertips.

SlashDB as a Solution

The intelligent and compelling presentations at the conference definitely highlight the fact that APIs have made serious inroads into the logos of businesses within theslashdb-logo-stacked-75 past year. Their popularity will only continue to grow and progress into mainstream business practices.

At SlashDB we’re committed to creating APIs with accessibility, searchability, and speed. Join us in our mission to rehabilitate the database ecosystem into a thing of streamlined beauty (and save yourself time and money in the process).

Full Session Video

Without further ado we present the entire video of the “APIs in Enterprise” session (you can jump straight to minute 32 when our part begins here). Enjoy.

The Frustrating Fallacy of All in One Location Data Storage

The Frustrating Fallacy of All in One Location Data Storage

Storing all of your data in one location also known as data warehousing sounds convenient – all of the information you need in a single location – but there are a number of downsides to an all-in-
one-location set-up.

At SlashDB we’re dedicated to creating quick, convenient, and highly accessible databases. That’s why we have a qualm with traditional data warehouse structures. This method sounds deceptively simple – an easy solution to a complex problem – but don’t be fooled, this set-up is inherently problematic and SlashDB has resolved to eliminate these problems.

The Downsides of Data Warehousing

The logic to data warehousing can conceptually be broken down like this: imagine that you decide to store everything you need and value in a single closet at your work. Your closet will very quickly become stuffed to capacity. Cramming everything into one closet makes it difficult to find what you need. You spend longer looking for a specific item while a long queue forms behind you with all of your co-workers waiting to find what they need. This is called a bottleneck. Bottlenecks are caused by poor planning and poor design. Data warehousing is an inherently flawed concept – you will always run out of space and you will always be slowed down by batch-oriented data transfers. Data warehousing leads to frustration, lowered productivity, and poor performance.

Use SlashDB to Modernize Your Data Warehouse

Server bottlenecks are a big deal and the best way to avoid this problem is to modernize your data warehouse by connecting it to SlashDB.

SlashDB is an automatic API gateway to databases and can be connected to existing transactional databases as well as data warehouses to ease accessibility. Connecting SlashDB to an existing data warehouse structure is a quick and simple way to modernize your database and multiply returns on investments.

SlashDB focuses on making your data easy to find with individual hyperlinks for each piece of data. It’s quick to install and quick to use. Your data will be at your fingertips – no more digging through a crowded closet.SlashDB as a Central Access Point to Databases

Beyond Enterprise Systems

SlashDB takes an existing database model and automatically constructs a web service API from it. This makes your data instantly accessible to mobile applications, websites and enterprise systems.

SlashDB connects website to database

At SlashDB we want your data to literally be at your fingertips. Contact us and we’ll modernize your database, making your data accessible from anywhere and easily searchable. Make your life easier and join our movement to re-invent data storage into a seamless and stress-free process.