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Anant Corporation
Research & Development
API - Designing & Supporting Business Critical
with REST/HATEOAS
What do we do?
Streamline, Organize
and Unify Business
Information
Portals | Integration | Search
Agenda
•Overview of REST/HATEOAS
•Delivering Powerful Software as a
SPA
•Challenge : Fast AND Furious
•Solution - Pragmati...
REST / HATEOAS
• REST - Client / Server, Stateless, Cacheable,
etc..
• HATEOAS - Engine of Application State
How do we do ...
Usual “Search” / Consumer Apps
• Interface - Frontend Layer (UI) is Deployed as
Static Files from CDN
• Software - Busines...
Usual “Search” / Consumer Apps
• Interface
10,000 Users, 1,000 Simultaneous Searches
• Software
200-200,000 Results, Highlights, HQ Images
• Database
8,0...
Patent Office - PATFT
EST – Crazy Queries
(method OR process OR
steps) AND ( (nodes
ADJ4 rank$) SAME
(database or graph or
index) )
EST – Exploring Search Technologies
EST – Exploring Search Technologies
• Dojo! Angular! Knockout! Ember! Oh My!
End Users Don’t Care - Really They Don’t.
• Dictated by a balance of Team / Custo...
• Data Update Frequency dictates
Caching/Concurrency
• Data Security dictates Authentication
• Data Relevancy dictates Lin...
• Relational is still relevant.
It's fast. It's reliable. It's related.
• NoSQL works, choose wisely.
*** (Consistency vs....
• Criticality Influences Everything
Mission / Business / Health Critical?
• SLA / OLA
Customers have “Service Level
Agreem...
Anant - D.C. Office
Contact
Rahul Singh
• Web: http://anant.us
• Email: rahul@anant.us
• Phone: 1.855.ANANTCO
• 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW,
Suite ...
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API - Designing & Supporting Business Critical with REST/HATEOAS

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This is a presentation on how to support business critical applications with REST / HATEOAS web services. This presentation was given to the DC API User's Group with a focus on how APIs are being used at the US Patent Office.

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API - Designing & Supporting Business Critical with REST/HATEOAS

  1. 1. Anant Corporation Research & Development API - Designing & Supporting Business Critical with REST/HATEOAS
  2. 2. What do we do? Streamline, Organize and Unify Business Information Portals | Integration | Search
  3. 3. Agenda •Overview of REST/HATEOAS •Delivering Powerful Software as a SPA •Challenge : Fast AND Furious •Solution - Pragmatic Design at Each Layer
  4. 4. REST / HATEOAS • REST - Client / Server, Stateless, Cacheable, etc.. • HATEOAS - Engine of Application State How do we do this , really? Collections Patents Users Cases Queries Tags
  5. 5. Usual “Search” / Consumer Apps • Interface - Frontend Layer (UI) is Deployed as Static Files from CDN • Software - Business Logic (API) is Deployed as Stateless Services • Database - Persistent information (Data) is any of SQL/NoSQL/Graph/Index/* • Systems - Different Applications (Systems) are hosted in private/public/* clouds
  6. 6. Usual “Search” / Consumer Apps
  7. 7. • Interface 10,000 Users, 1,000 Simultaneous Searches • Software 200-200,000 Results, Highlights, HQ Images • Database 8,000,000 Objects, 20-50 Related Docs • Systems 40-50 Servers, 5 Apps, 2 Databases, Several Frameworks Challenge - Fast AND Furious
  8. 8. Patent Office - PATFT
  9. 9. EST – Crazy Queries (method OR process OR steps) AND ( (nodes ADJ4 rank$) SAME (database or graph or index) )
  10. 10. EST – Exploring Search Technologies
  11. 11. EST – Exploring Search Technologies
  12. 12. • Dojo! Angular! Knockout! Ember! Oh My! End Users Don’t Care - Really They Don’t. • Dictated by a balance of Team / Customer / Reality Developers Need to be Okay Maintainers Need to be Happy • Serving up the UI/API/Images Properly Special Web Servers for JS/HTML/CSS Special App Servers for to serve up Images Special App Servers for APIs Interface - What Framework?
  13. 13. • Data Update Frequency dictates Caching/Concurrency • Data Security dictates Authentication • Data Relevancy dictates Linkage • Data Need dictates Size Software - Serving API
  14. 14. • Relational is still relevant. It's fast. It's reliable. It's related. • NoSQL works, choose wisely. *** (Consistency vs. Reliability) • Index is an index. Don't use it as NoSQL. (SolR/ElasticSearch) • Some data changes, while other data doesn't. (Transactions vs. Records) Database - The Middle Path
  15. 15. • Criticality Influences Everything Mission / Business / Health Critical? • SLA / OLA Customers have “Service Level Agreement” Functional Groups have “Operational Level Agreements” • Commercial support means you can blame people and get them to fix it. If it breaks, you better own it, or get someone else to fix it, and pay them. Systems - Tying it All Together
  16. 16. Anant - D.C. Office
  17. 17. Contact Rahul Singh • Web: http://anant.us • Email: rahul@anant.us • Phone: 1.855.ANANTCO • 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 250 Washington, D.C. 20007

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