Geography: North America
CA Live API Creator was able to meet or exceed our major requirements far more efficiently and effectively than any of the more established enterprise-class tools we evaluated.
, CIO , Meridian Capital Group
Meridian Capital is widely recognized as one of the leading and prolific commercial real estate advisory firms in the United States. In 2015, Meridian closed over $35 billion in financing—more than $135 million every business day—and is America’s most active debt broker.
One of Meridian’s main systems was over 20 years old, based in a niche language and sitting on top of a “less capable” database with a poor data model. The client server architecture based on Windows-only mobile support was through XenApp. In addition, it was becoming increasingly costly and difficult to maintain and augment.
Meridian chose to rebuild in its entirety in a standard, widely-adopted language on top of a modern database and make it inherently mobile and modular, with an HTML5 front-end sitting on RESTful web services. After evaluating, Meridian chose to use CA Live API Creator as part of the replacement.
As a result, development time and cost of the RESTful API was reduced significantly, freeing up resources to work on other aspects of the system. Meridian expects an even bigger impact on maintenance costs, as every line of code not written is a line that does not need to be maintained. Meridian felt that CA Live API Creator demonstrates and implements a methodology for handling multi-table transaction within a REST interface. While this same methodology could be followed without the tool, it would again require far more management and effort.