Support Ukrain
Adaltas logoAdaltasAdaltas logoAdaltas

Application programming interface (API)

In computing, an application programming interface or API is a standardized set of classes, methods, functions and constants that serves as a front end through which one software program provides services to other software programs.

It is offered by a software library or web service, usually accompanied by a description that specifies how consumer programs can use the functionality of the provider program. There a different API architectures such as REST (representational state transfer), RPC, a remote procedural call protocol, or SOAP (simple object access protocol). These are web service APIs. Software libraries are also considered to be APIs. For instance, the fs module in JS is an API for the file system.

Learn more
Wikipedia

Related articles

Architecture of object-based storage and S3 standard specifications

Architecture of object-based storage and S3 standard specifications

Categories: Big Data, Data Governance | Tags: Database, API, Amazon S3, Big Data, Data Lake, Storage

Object storage has been growing in popularity among data storage architectures. Compared to file systems and block storage, object storage faces no limitations when handling petabytes of data. By…

Luka BIGOT

By Luka BIGOT

Jun 20, 2022

Canada - Morocco - France

International locations

10 rue de la Kasbah
2393 Rabbat
Canada

We are a team of Open Source enthusiasts doing consulting in Big Data, Cloud, DevOps, Data Engineering, Data Science…

We provide our customers with accurate insights on how to leverage technologies to convert their use cases to projects in production, how to reduce their costs and increase the time to market.

If you enjoy reading our publications and have an interest in what we do, contact us and we will be thrilled to cooperate with you.