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Metadata-Driven Design: Designing a Flexible Engine for API Data Retrieval by Aaron Kendall Posted on Apr 13, 2015 Bulk data is commonly accessed via files & FTP. As the world moves toward APIs to facilitate collaboration, what are the requirements for data APIs? This article describes a meta-data driven architecture for bulk data ingestion. Two APIs operate in parallel to provide data changes as well as the data records themselves. An example demonstrates how API responses are parameterized using meta-data.

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