Storage APIs

Storage APIs facilitate connectivity between local applications and third-party cloud storage services, data lakes, and data warehouses. Users can send, access, and manipulate data stored in these systems seamlessly

Storage APIs

About Storage APIs

Storage APIs allow developers to connect with third-party cloud storage services, data lakes, and data warehouses.

What is a Storage API?

An application program interface (API) that connects local applications to cloud storage systems is a storage API. Through this framework, users can send data, access stored data, and work with the data on the target storage space. The application sees the endpoint as a target device just like any other.

Examples of these APIs include entry-level access such as connecting to calendars, documents, emails, files, and spreadsheets on services many people use like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace.

There are also large-scale applications accessible through storage APIs, such as SQL and NoSQL databases, and large data lakes and data warehouses like those provided by Amazon Redshift, Azure Data Lake, and Google BigQuery.

How does a Storage API work?

An API allows two applications to ‘talk’ to one another. For example, storage APIs usually use HTTP methods such as GET, POST, PUT, etc., to enable users to create, read, update, and delete data, otherwise known as CRUD.

Who can benefit from Storage APIs?

Today, our lives are digitized. Where we once would write and send letters in the post, we now send an email. Instead of taking pictures with cameras and processing them into physical photos at a lab, we take them with our phones and store them in the cloud.

Businesses need ways to store large amounts of data that they can access at will as well. From small businesses that maintain inventory to large medical corporations that house millions of healthcare records, pretty much every company needs storage capabilities.

Therefore, any entity from individual users to the largest corporations in the world can benefit from storage APIs in one way or another, even if they are not even aware they exist or what they do.

Why are Storage APIs necessary?

Not too long ago, people managed information transmission through graphical user interfaces (GUI) and command-line interfaces (CLI). However, the work was repetitive and time-consuming, as both of these methods were intended for human-to-machine communication.

APIs allow machines to communicate directly. By taking out the human component, tasks can be automated, sped up, and made infinitely more secure.

What can you expect from a Storage API?

A storage API should provide secure access to your data, allowing you to manipulate it in any way you require (CRUD). Likewise, it should be stable and use the latest encryption standards.

Are there examples of free Storage APIs?

  1. Google Cloud Storage
  2. Aniku
  3. KVStore
  4. Storage
  5. Kloudless Unified Cloud Storage
  6. Kloudless File Picker
  7. Secure Object Storage (SOS)

Storage API SDKs

All Storage APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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