The dawn of the API is officially upon us. This new trend in software engineering and system-to-system interaction is being emphasized by many tech though leaders including Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, but a recent Tech Crunch article put it best: "It’s called API-first design, and it presents a tremendous opportunity for developers who adapt — not to mention a major risk for developers (and companies) who don’t." The API-centric focus of many of our tech giants (Apple, Google, Intel, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, Expedia) and the resulting and familiar household names and products (Apple Watch, virtual reality, literally any app that you use...) are a testament to the power and prevalence of APIs. Twilio founder James Parton issued a warning over a year ago:
The advent of the API has recently started to take shape within the financial data industry. The speed of transactions, availability of information and emergence of high frequency trading has changed the way we invest. Just this week Goldman Sachs announced they will be disseminating their earnings report through Twitter, leaving behind more traditional media methods. To compete in today's investment world, we need data faster - and we need it more flexibly.
Large data giants like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters are typically very restrictive and don't make it easy or affordable for investors or companies to access their APIs. New entrants in the financial data market such as Quandl and Xignite are transforming the landscape by listening to customer needs and delivering a more accessible product at a lower price point. At Intrinio, we built a unique solution to the changing investment and financial data landscape. Beautifully crafted and elegantly simple, our data is available through a flexible, straightforward REST API.
The Intrinio Financial Data API enables developers to instantly integrate and build seamless, dynamic systems and applications to digest Intrinio data. The Intrinio Financial Data API offers affordable, extremely flexible access to a wealth of financial data:
To get started, request a consultation directly with our sales team. We'll create a plan that fits your needs. The Financial Data API is the framework for the future of investing, and we're here to help you be a part of it.