API Cloud Performance Analysis Report

A Report from APImetrics & API.expert

Dr Paul M Cray

Key Findings

General Findings

  • All clouds were faster in 2020 than in 2017 in terms of median Total Time.
  • DNS remains heavily quantized.
  • AWS and Azure have improved since 2017; Google and IBM Cloud are about the same.
  • All regions were faster in 2020 than in 2017 for median Total Time.
  • Oceania remains the slowest region.
  • East Asia has made has significant progress since 2017.
  • DNS resolution time for AWS is consistently better than other clouds.
  • Connect times for IBM cloud are significantly higher on average than other clouds.
  • AWS and Azure are marginally slower in most non-USA locations than IBM or Google.

Top Performers

Top API Performers 2020 by quality score
Provider API.expert Collection CASC Score
Twitter Social 9.61
DOJ US Government 9.59
GitHub Enterprise IT 9.56
Police UK UK Government 9.45
TrueLayer Fintech 9.39
Google Search 9.37
Slack Enterprise Messaging 9.3
Danske OBUK 9.2
Coinpaprika Cryptocurrency Exchanges 9.13
Ring Central CPaaS 8.68