SportsDataIO Launches CDN API for Public Beta
In an effort to better scale our API for our growing customer base, we're working to launch a new CDN (content delivery network). We've completed the implementation and testing of the new CDN and we're ready for public beta testing.
We'd like to invite everyone to kick the tires on our new CDN, which you can do by making one very simple change.
Benefits of CDN
Everything should work seamlessly across both hostnames, with some minor feature upgrades available at the new hostname.
- Faster overall response times and delivery of payload content to the client
- By leveraging a geo-distributed network, content is cached and delivered from an edge server located near the client
- Utilizes a more specific & efficient caching strategy for faster overall performance
- GZip compression is available for clients who request compressed responses.
Testing the CDN
When calling our API, everything can remain as is, you'll just need to change the hostname in the base URL:
- From: http(s)://api.sportsdata.io
- To: http(s)://fly.sportsdata.io
And that's it - you're good to go.
Schedule for Launching to Production
Our production API is not changing just yet, but we are planning to push live toward the end of March, at least a few days before the MLB regular season opens on April 1, 2021. So, please test the new version of our API at your convenience, but don't wait too long, since everyone will automatically be migrated to the new API during the week of March 24, 2021. We will follow up in the near future with more details on the plan to launch.
Please let us know if you have any feedback or discover any issues, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Scott Gimpel is the Founder and CEO of SportsDataIO and FantasyData LLC. He has spent more than ten years as the lead architect of the hardware and software infrastructure of both brands, which power commercial real-time sports data APIs, sports data feeds for personal use and consumer research tools. SportsDataIO and FantasyData were born in the cloud, leveraging technologies such as Rackspace Cloud and Azure API Management for data distribution and scalability.