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Transforming an Industry Leader with APIs - Dun and Bradstreet with Axway API Management

I'm proud to say that Dun and Bradstreet, the leading credit information company in the world, are using Axway API Management for their D&B Direct API. In this video on the Axway site, Kamron Abtahi, DaaS Engineer at Dun and Bradstreet, talks about the success of their API. The D&B Direct API is one of the most widely-known financial services APIs, and a great example of API monetization, creating a new revenue channel based on an API. The API itself makes use of a full-featured API Portal at developer.dnb.com which documents their SOAP and REST APIs, including in-place sandbox testing.

All about the data

Dun and Bradstreet is a fantastic example of a data-driven organization. As Kamron explains in the video below, Dun and Bradstreet manages information on 235 million businesses which they watch globally. The D&B Direct API strategy is to liberate content and, through their API, to provide this data into their customers homegrown applications, CRMs, and ERP systems. This is in line with broad Data-as-a-Service (Daas) approach. Kamron puts it very well, saying their API is all about "Delivering global data in modern ways".

Take a look at the video at the link below, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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Mark O'Neill is VP Innovation at Axway - API and Identity. Previously he was CTO and co-founder at Vordel, which was acquired by Axway. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to SOA World Magazine and Cloud Computing Journal, Mark holds a degree in mathematics and psychology from Trinity College Dublin and graduate qualifications in neural network programming from Oxford University.