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Monday, November 23, 2009 Prices for Google API: Nearly $1million

Ever wonder how much Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are worth? John Foley took a look at to find out.

Google’s Maps API comes in at just under $1 million. It’s available from Onix Networking for $966,448. That covers unlimited site traffic for Web applications that make use of the API, plus support from Onix Networking, an IT vendor that resells Google products (Google Apps, Google Earth, Enterprise Search, Maps, and more), as well as wares from other tech vendors.

Onix offers the API under a few different licenses. He suggests that the offer is for the Premier version (the standard versoin of the API, for many purposes, is free). The Premiere version “comes with advanced geocoding, encryption, control over advertising, an SLA, and other features designed for large users.” Foley asks the obvious question: “whether the feds are getting a good deal, an OK deal, or overpaying for the Google Maps API.”

ESRI’s offerings were announced to be on the site via a press release this week. The various data and geoprocessing tools offered by ESRI (results of search) top out at $266.

You can also buy tech from Microsoft, FortiusOne (via Carahsoft), and (via Carasoft).

- InformationWeek

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/23 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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