Article: How API Platforms Can Drive Digital Transformations

Cloud, Data, Software

How API Platforms Can Drive Digital Transformations

However, modern API platforms (or “smart operational datastores” or “digital integration hubs”) powered by in-memory computing can enable businesses to aggregate data from multiple cloud-based and on-premises systems and query the aggregated data in real-time. By doing so, the API platform can:

  • Decouple frontend and backend systems, enabling much easier changes to the applications and data sources
  • Minimize the limitations of siloed data, allowing businesses to analyze information across the entire business in real-time
  • Enable previously impossible real-time business processes, such as creating real-time 360-degree customer views
  • Power previously unavailable application functionality and increase operational flexibility while lowering costs
  • Reduce API calls to operational and analytical systems and SaaS applications, potentially reducing costs and complexity

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Article: New Linux Foundation project takes blockchain and the open source approach to the insurance industry

Blockchain, Open Source, Operating Systems, Software

New Linux Foundation project takes blockchain and the open source approach to the insurance industry

The Open Insurance Data Link platform will reduce the cost of regulatory reporting for insurance carriers, provide a standardized data repository for analytics and a connection point for third parties to deliver new applications to members, according to the foundation. The foundation announced the new project on Monday, April 12 and describes the project as the “first open blockchain platform that enables the efficient, secure and permissioned-based collection and sharing of statistical data.”

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