Today we've made a modification that some of our largest customers have been asking for, the ability to check more than 1,000 IP Addresses in a single query. This has been the limit since the v2 API was officially launched just over 7 months ago.
So today we've increased the limit from 1,000 to 10,000. This 10x increase should make it much easier for you to process older data, especially when you do it by hand through our Web Interface, however you are not limited to our web interface page as you can still perform multi-checks through the v2 API endpoint like normal.
In our testing we've found that as the volume of addresses in a single query goes up the time to process each individual address goes down. When checking 10,000 addresses for example we are seeing a processing time of 1ms per address (with network overhead not included of course). This is with all our flag based checks and results enabled.
We see a further decrease in latency to 955,000 nanoseconds (That's 9/10ths of one millisecond or 0.9ms). Per address check when just performing a proxy check with the VPN and ASN checks turned off. These latencies are incredibly low and that is the reason we've enabled the ability to check 10,000 addresses, essentially you can perform just a proxy check on 10,000 addresses in just 9.5 seconds and a full check with Real-Time Inference, VPN, ASN, Port and Type in 10 seconds.
In addition to this change, we know copying results from our Web Interface page has been annoying especially when you're checking a lot of addresses. Scrolling forever to be able to highlight three rows of 10,000 addresses would take a very long time. So we've added convenient copy to clipboard buttons to the far left of each result bar. Below we've included a screenshot.
The last thing we wanted to discuss was our improved detection rates. Over the past week we've been working hard on improving our detection of VPN service providers and proxy servers. To that end we've added 78 new datacenters to our VPN database and improved our proxy detection rate by 0.5%. Although that detection rate may not seem like much when we're dealing with hundreds of millions of queries per day that kind of improvement can have a big impact.
We would also like to thank the customers that have been sending us information about the VPN companies and datacenter hosts we haven't been detecting, this information is invaluable as we continue to build our database and we really appreciate the time you've taken to inform us.
That's everything for todays update. We hope everyone had a great weekend.