FlightAware Discussions

Significant API Response Time Regression


#1

It seems like the FlightXML3 response times are way up today. As a benchmark, typically I can run GetFlightTrack in a simple loop and get over 60 resp/min. I know that because as a silver member that is my rate limit and I had to add code to deal with when I was exceding that. Now the same queries are taking more than 4x as long, and I am struggling to get even 15/min.

Has anyone else experienced this?


#2

Just to further confirm that it is on the server side and not the client side, when I change the code to be async, I can get back up to the proper rate. But it is all waiting on the server.


#3

We believe this problem is resolved now. There was a backend database performance issue occurring affecting FlightXML3 beta only.