Is Amazon CTO’s Call for Simplified Solutions a Shout-Out to SlashDB?
BY Whitney Meredith, APR 19 2016
SlashDB is proud to share the news that leading technologist and CTO of Amazon, Werner Vogels, recently posted an article on API technology that mirrors our own beliefs and technological developments. Vogels’ article examines technology trends of 2016, specifically the benefits of adopting API technology. Vogels’ thoughts and ideas about API technology and development so closely match our own endeavors in streamlining data storage that we really have to share his article. You can read Vogels’ article in full here or read below for a recap of the highlights.
In his article, Vogels notes that the call for building simpler systems will continue to soar in 2016. He believes that adopting APIs is the ultimate answer to the quest for simplified data storage. Vogels touts the many benefits APIs offer, especially when paired with a cloud platform. Specifically, he asserts that the cloud is the perfect platform for constructing APIs because it offers both scalability and low investment costs.
Vogels believes that APIs in general (and cloud-based APIs specifically) are the future of data storage. This notion is supported by a careful study of technology trends which reveals evidence that APIs are the simplified solution to the increasingly urgent problem of data storage. APIs, as Vogels points out, enable organizations, big and small, to develop at exponential rates, with the potential to shoot off in unexpected and exciting directions.
Most importantly, Vogels notes how adaptable APIs are to new and legacy software, stating:
The great thing about APIs is they can be consumed internally as well as externally. We see not only new software getting APIs but also legacy software components like the system-of-records being wrapped with APIs such that new product innovations can access the legacy systems.
This statement especially delights us at SlashDB as we have provided services for new systems and API add-ons for existing systems for years. In fact, Vogels’ sentiments and high esteem of APIs adheres so closely to our own beliefs and practices here at SlashDB that we now feel something of a personal kinship with him.
Victor Olex, founder and CEO of SlashDB, stated that he is thrilled that SlashDB’s ideas are now validated by a luminary such as Vogels. SlashDB has been an advocate for advancing the API ecosystem to legacy systems for years and we’re very happy to be joined by someone with Vogels’ background and experience.
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