Portfolio management technology vendor Indata released its own application programming interface (API), giving users the flexibility to adjust its iPM Epic platform without having to do heavy duty programming.
David Csiki, president of Indata, tells WatersTechnology that before this release, the vendor had put together a tool for creating a centralized data repository.
“We did that using big data technologies, which is namely in-memory computing,” he says. “With Epic Data API, we put an API layer on top of that, providing a way to efficiently connect data with other systems in real time via a secure API.”
According to Csiki, the API offers the ability to provide accurate and up-to-date information via the big data tools already provided by iPM Epic, which can be leveraged to extend current software programs or create new ones along with custom reports and mobile-friendly applications.
“The toolkit is an infrastructure package,” he says. “APIs are used to be more specialized or application-focused, but this is more of a data API where users can get data out of their hands while making sure that that data is accurate and screened.”
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