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StrikeIron is technology company that produces an "on-demand cloud-based infrastructure for delivering business data to any Internet-connected system, including Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, websites, mashups, spreadsheets or core enterprise systems."[1]


StrikeIron launched the IronCloud™ platform in 2008,[1] and IronCloud is a "Web services delivery infrastructure" that includes the following features:[2]

  • Custom APIs.
  • Multi-Data Source Integration: Integrate and externalize a company’s existing data from multiple formats and platforms, including raw data files, whether or not an API already exists.
  • Multi-Protocol Support: Expose a company’s data in popular XML Web services protocols such as SOAP and REST for easy integration into popular third party solutions and standards-based development.
  • Authentication: Controlled User management and usage reporting.
  • Choice of Delivery Models: Distribute data as private, public, free or commercial with ecommerce-based consumption and provisioning capabilities.
  • Comprehensive Account Management: Flexible security and policy mechanisms to maintain managed control of many user accounts.
  • Real-Time Monitoring and Reporting: Comprehensive usage and real-time operational statistics delivered via multiple online reporting dashboards for trend discovery.
  • 24X7 Availability.
  • Complete User Provisioning Control.
  • "Data Services Gateway": Provides consistent metadata, access and integration experience so API access points are externalized using StrikeIron Best Practices, significantly reducing adoption and usage friction.
  • Code and IDE Integration: Facilitate integration of data with code samples for popular languages such as C#, VB.NET, PHP, Java, PERL and Python.
  • Application Integration: Provides “last mile integrations” into popular open platforms so an organization’s data can be incorporated into applications already in use on a daily basis.
  • Out of the box integration with Microsoft Excel: Delivers simple drag and dropping of externalized data sources directly into Excel for the creation of “live” workbooks.

Other Products

Other web-based tools available from StrikeIron include:[3]

  • Contact Record Verification Suite
  • Email Verification
  • Address Verification
  • SMS Alerts and Notifications
  • Sales Tax Calculation
  • Do Not Call List Verification
  • Phone Number Validation
  • Reverse Phone and Address Lookup
  • Foreign Exchange Rates
  • Real Time Telephone Verification
  • ZIP and Postal Code Information
  • Cortera Business Vitals - key elements of a business location including a unique ID, complete address, phone number, URL, SIC, NAIC, employees, sales and year started.
  • NCOA Verification - NCOA Verification can not only identify who has moved, but will provide the new address.
  • Address Distance Calculator
  • Canada Geocode Information
  • Geo IP Location
  • IP Address Lookup
  • MapQuest Basic Mapping
  • US Census Information
  • US Geocode Information


  1. 1.0 1.1 "About StrikeIron." StrikeIron website, Accessed August 23, 2011.
  2. "StrikeIron IronCloud™." StrikeIron website, Accessed August 23, 2011.
  3. "Discover StrikeIron's Products." StrikeIron website, Accessed August 23, 2011.

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