The New Year is fast approaching and it’s time for some wild, speculative
predictions on API Management for 2014. As I mentioned in earlier posts, the
space is has been rapidly maturing over the second half of 2013 with larger
vendors such as IBM, Tibco and Intel making big moves. In Q3, 2013 Gartner
sized the standalone API management market for 2013 at about $100M (70MM in
2012 with 40% expected growth).
The total market size as estimated here may seem small but this market
intersects with the more traditional, and larger ($474M in 2012), SOA
governance market because API management products both complement SOA
governance and act as substitutes. The growth and success of API management
programs, both public and internal, cause Enterprises to look at how they
were handling their existing non-managed SOAP & REST APIs. This second look
raises questions about how A... (more)
This article originally appeared on Gigaom.
Enterprises are building an API First strategy to keep up with their customer
needs, and provide resources and services that go beyond the confines of
enterprise. With this shift to using APIs as an extension of their enterprise
IT, the key challenge still remains choosing the right deployment model.
Even with bullet-proof technology from a leading provider, your results could
be disastrous if you start off with a wrong deployment model. Consider
developer scale, innovation, incurring costs, complexity of API platform
management, etc. O... (more)
One of the most surprising moments of my talk at QCon San Francisco last week
was when I asked the audience who is ‘doing’ service oriented
architecture inside their Enterprise.
API Management Best Practices are being used for Internal API Management
Everyone raised their hand, or nearly everyone. There was no hesitation. The
question was clear and the response was swift. Attendees didn’t look around
to see if they were the only one riding this ‘dead’ trend. Instinct took
over and hands shot up all around. The same question last year at the same
conference yielded a positive resp... (more)