API Meetup Barcelona: Microservices and API Management

October 29th, 2015 |

This Wednesday, November 4th, we’re hosting another meetup/warm-up party for AWS Summit Barcelona the next day.

The theme of the meetup is “Microservices and API Management”. We’re hosting at our Barcelona office (C. Napoles 187, 7th floor, 08013, Barcelona) and will open doors at 7pm. You can find all the details here.

We’ll have three talks, which will cover a range of topics around microservices and API management. We’ll cover the vision an…

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Updated Tutorial: How to deploy an NGINX API gateway on Heroku

July 1st, 2015 |

Control Access, Monitor Traffic & Manage your API with 3scale

At 3scale, we recommend using NGINX as an API proxy for several reasons, including its outstanding performance and extensibility, thanks to the Lua scripting support. When used with the 3scale API Management Platform, it’s hands-down the best way to add an access control layer to your existing API.

The following tutorial describes the required steps to deploy NGINX as an API gateway on the Heroku platform. Heroku provides a fantastic, fully managed platform as a service for your application, so the required maintenance effort on your part will be minimal. Since NGINX is so lightweight, the free offering from Heroku will be enough for most cases.

High-level overview

We’ll create a Heroku application with a custom buildpack, including Lua and LuaRocks, and deploy the OpenResty distribution of NGINX using a rock especially tailored for Heroku. We will then use th…

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Updated Tutorial: How to deploy an API on Amazon EC2 for AWS rookies

June 30th, 2015 |

At 3scale we find Amazon to be a fantastic platform for running APIs due to the complete control you have on the application stack. However for people new to AWS, the learning curve is quite steep. So we put together our best practices into this short tutorial. Besides Amazon EC2, we’ll use the Ruby Grape gem to create the API interface and an Nginx proxy to handle access control. Best of all everything in this tutorial is completely free.


For the purpose of this tutorial you’ll need a running API based on Ruby and Thin server. If you don’t have one you can simply clone an example repo as described below (in the “Deploying the Application” section). If you’re interested in the background of this example, the Sentiment API, you can see a couple of previous guides which 3scale has published. Here we use version_1 of the API (“

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3scale @ APIDays Mediterranea, May 5-7 and PARTY

April 27th, 2015 |

Like last year, we are again very happy to be one of the main supporters and sponsors of APIdays Mediterranea in Barcelona on May 6-7. As a sponsor, we can provide a number of 50% discounted tickets. Get them here.

APIDays is a two day conference about the technology and business of APIs. APIDays Mediterranea is the APIDays edition for the South of Europe, which brings together developers, IT managers, startups, corporations and those involved in the API industry to discuss, learn and share about the future and business of APIs. This year, there will be a special track focusing on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and the relevance of APIs for the language industry. As always, the conference has a grea…

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3scale And API Evangelist Announce APIs.io Search Engine At 800+ APIs

November 20th, 2014 |

Worlds First Open Source APIs.io Search Engine Now Lists Many Popular APIs – Google, Twilio, Fitbit, Twitter, Spotify and More


Today, 3scale and API Evangelist are stoked to announce that the APIs.json metadata format for Web API discovery and it’s accompanying open source APIs.io Search Engine reached 800+ APIs. Both the format and the search engine are open source and public to make it super easy to organically discover APIs on the public Web.

We announced the first version of this prototype in May of 2014 with a goal of reaching 500 APIs in six months. In that time, numerous organizations have listed their own APIs in the new format, and curated lists have also sprung up. Among the searchable APIs on APIs.io are Google Prediction API, Twi…

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3scale and Nginx: Together The Highest Performing API Gateway Available

November 7th, 2014 |

Kicking Off at AWS re:Invent – Up to 50% Discount Offer

We’ve teamed up with Nginx to offer the highest performing API gateway on the market.  The offer enables filtering and distribution through a unique, full-stack bundle that provides detailed insight into the health of an API program through extended monitoring features.

The 3scale layer enables full control of all keys, policies and users of the API, while API gateways based on NGINX Plus enforce policies live within the traffic flow. NGINX Plus advanced features include enhanced control of data flow, dynamic configuration management, load balancing, session persistence, health checks, monitoring and support.

  • Secure, manage, and scale APIs with 3scale’s API management platform, which includes an integrated Developer Portal.
  • The 3scale and Nginx bundle provides unique full-stack support and exceptional performance
  • Unlimited API traffic and premium SLAs…

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3scale at APIStrat 2014

September 19th, 2014 |

Come See Us in Chicago – September 24-26

@3scale #apistrat


APIStrat, the API Strategy & Practice Conference, is coming up fast! Our team has been busy co-organizing the latest edition of the conference with API Evangelist, and we’ve planned some exciting and informative sessions of our own.

If you’ll be at the conference, stop by and say hello! You can visit us at our booth, schedule a meeting, or come see our presentations. We have something for just about everyone who’s interested in APIs.

Practical Knowledge for API Providers

On Wednesday, Mark Cheshire and Pili Guerra will conduct “Crash Course – Practical API Management” in which they’ll teach you how to get the most out of your API in two hours.

They’ll take you through the necessary steps to set up the infrastructure to secure and monitor traffic to…

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Senzari’s MusicGraph API: The DJ To Your User’s Personal Soundtrack

September 12th, 2014 |

Pandora May Have Opened The Box – But MusicGraph Has Built A Better One


Senzari’s MusicGraph API is a powerful toolset for music app developers that allows them to personalize their playlist and recommendation offerings beyond just taste – extending to a user’s activities and greater context in some very compelling ways.

MusicGraph combines a massively large music data set on one side – multi-billions of data points – with graph analytics and machine learning engines, social, location, and activity-based user data. The results are truly awesome in scope and they offer a real competitive advantage as developers vie to give consumers increasingly sophisticated and personalized music experiences.

Huge Music Data Set And Semantic Framework Combination

MusicGraph provides an impressive depth and …

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3SCALE Official API Partner of Smart Transportation & Energy Accelerator Startupbootcamp Berlin

September 2nd, 2014 |

Looking Forward to The Next “Transportation Miracle”

We’re proud to announce 3SCALE as the official API partner of  the Smart Transportation & Energy accelerator — Startupbootcamp in Berlin. We’ll provide assistance to the eleven startup teams chosen for this accelerator program and be their partners in all things API. This includes design, technology, strategy, marketing, and adoption — essentially an effort to provide them every advantage in their endeavors. As part of this we’re sponsoring the

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The Appreciation Engine API Gathers Vital Demographic Info In Real-Time

August 27th, 2014 |

API Delivers Consumer Social Behavior & Opinion to Build Brand Loyalty For Partners

It’s not news that the increasing adoption of social media has resulted in brands feeling pressure to engage their customer base in more meaningful and personalized ways. Customers demand a different kind of relationship with businesses and products – especially in industries like music and entertainment where it takes more creativity and precise targeting to hold their attention and win their loyalty. The Appreciation Engine API, powered by 3scale, does just that by giving brands the chance to create more meaningful connections with consumers and take advantage of unique social media marketing opportunities by harnessing the power of personal user data.

Consumers Opt-In To Have Their Social Signals Recorded & Shared


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