Liftr Insights’ Market Intelligence as a Platform is the software code and methodology that drives our data collection and analysis.
We gather intelligence about deployed internet-attached infrastructure via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) using DevOps software development and operations methodology. We measure infrastructure availability (what exists), capability (what’s in it) and pricing (what it costs). We provide customers with alternative data about the internet-attached infrastructure ecosystem.
Market Intelligence as a Platform is different from traditional data collection and analysis. Traditional data collection relies on expensive and time-consuming surveys. Surveys depend on vendors to respond and to respond honestly. Traditional survey analysis also requires statistical modeling to extrapolate small survey sample sizes to an overall market. Survey results can be subjective and imprecise, as well as slow.
With Market Intelligence as a Platform, data collection is faster and more complete, and analysis is more thorough and reliable. Liftr Insights uses Market Intelligence as a Platform to collect comprehensive data from service description APIs and quickly provide objective quantitative analysis. Customers receive the alternative data that they need to understand the internet-attached infrastructure ecosystem.
Liftr Cloud Components Tracker
For example, the Liftr Cloud Components Tracker uses Market Intelligence as a Platform to measure availability, capability and pricing for public cloud services. Public cloud services are delivered from internet-attached data centers. Every month, our software systems scan cloud service provider (CSP) service description APIs to catalog their offerings, determine what hardware is in them and identify their pricing. Because we scan using DevOps, we can provide data and analysis monthly and can adapt to CSP’s changing service offerings in real time.
The public cloud is just one of the markets Liftr Insights can measure through our software code and methodology. We can provide alternative data about many emerging technologies. Our Market Intelligence as a Platform is modular and extensible to other internet-attached infrastructure, including 5G, edge computing and IoT.