API Management

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API MANAGEMENT MUST-READ

What Is API Management?

The actual definition isn’t the focus, but the components and features that make up the solution are the answer. Read how an API Management Platform drives digital transformation.

Specifications for Your API Management Project

Succeeding with an API Management project requires good discipline and following 3 major steps: preparation, a list of project specifications, and a good methodology to evaluate vendors.

The core principles of API Management

Having a sound definition in hand allows us to discover the principles of API Management, including the API Catalog, API Client Registry, API Gateway, and Developer Portal.

API Management Solutions

API Management solutions involve many aspects to be effective. For starters, API Management is building secure APIs, publishing them to be reused and to be able to deploy them in an accessible environment.

Succeeding with an API Management project requires good discipline and following three major steps: a good preparation upfront - cf. API Management project kickoff checklist a detailed list of project specifications a good methodology to evaluate the different vendors. We...
Your company is ready for API adoption and you are asked to prepare an API Management RFP for an API Management project. Here are a few tips that will help you be well prepared before contacting the different API...
With the growing number of API clients, it's becoming more important to have a comprehensive API client registry that enables managing all API clients. What do you get in an API client registry? The API client registry is basically the system...
Across industries, disruptive competitors, new regulations and rising customer expectations are driving digital transformation. APIs are at the heart of digital interactions that will fuel this transformation by quickly connecting internal systems with new experiences that engage customers in...
As most traditional software products have progressively turned into an "as a Service" model, this is interesting to see how middleware solutions have evolved and are now also available "as a Service." This is what we call "Middleware as...
All APIs should be listed and browsable inside a unified API Catalog. That sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Unfortunately, it takes a little effort to create an API Catalog but the results can be tremendous for...
I'm sure everybody has heard about IoT or Industry 4.0 and those terms. The question came to me which role the IoT and APIs play in the world of Things and Devices. Are they still needed when everything "magically"...
API Product? Does this sound strange? Not at all! With the rise of the API Economy where companies start to emerge offering API-based services, these services are in some cases the "only" product they have. Take the example of...
API monetization is often a consideration of digital transformation leaders, whether their digital journey has recently begun or is one that has achieved some initial success. More often than not, what these leaders are looking for is how to...
With the growth of REST APIs inside enterprises, but also outside their boundaries in their ecosystem, monitoring, protecting, and preventing attacks is key, and REST API security is of paramount importance. Not only failures in security implementations get API...
I had this week the pleasure to discuss with Nicolas Rigaud, VP Marketing & Partners at Streamdata.io. Nicolas was very kind to share good insights into this interesting startup specialized in API streaming. Stephane Castellani: Hi Nicolas, can you please present...
In large organization’s journey to digital, Managed File Transfer (MFT) owners are often left behind because they are not able to deal with new application development methods and architecture. Even with a Center of Excellence and/or Shared Service for MFT...
API Lifecycle Management is a term illustrating the need to manage all steps in the life of an API, from creation to retirement. APIs are proliferating, as they are the lynchpin for digital business. The major challenge for companies is...
MASA is a new architectural model introduced by Gartner which stands for Mesh app and service architecture. It reflects what has emerged over the last five years, as organizations have experimented with several digital projects. In the race to...
When you are using APIs to query your data from an existing application, GraphQL APIs are an interesting API query language to investigate in further detail. GraphQl differs from REST APIs in many different ways. According to the Wikipedia definition...