Looking For An API Standard

Application programming interfaces, long popular for accessing data, are attracting attention for standardization. What can be done, however, is still questionable

Richard Bemindt, chief technology officer, SmartStream

Standardizing the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) for data management operations can yield value by integrating data sources and stores, or supporting new data governance plans and models. However, despite interest in this possibility, actually getting APIs to adhere to a standard may require leaps over some significant hurdles.

APIs being offered by vendors for the most static reference data, which is usually "sliced and diced" to provide insights, are more difficult to

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