API Management

APIs are the fastest growing, business-influencing technology in the IT industry today. This API 101 doc provides an insight into the world of APIs, API economy and how APIs are transforming the businesses and industries.

You may have noticed that there’s been a lot of buzz lately in the API Management space with the high profile acquisitions of Mashery and Layer7, and the announcement of the IBM API Management product. You’re probably wondering, “What is API Management and why does my company need it?” This blog post outlines the current challenges businesses are confronting and how application programming interfaces (APIs) and API Management can help.

Letzte Blogeinträge

  • How to harden your enterprise APIs

    Mittwoch, 18. März 2015

    The market for APIs has experienced explosive growth in recent years, yet the major issues that API providers still face are protection and hardening of the APIs that they expose to users. In particular, when you are exposing APIs from a cloud-based platform, this becomes very difficult to achieve given the various cloud provider constraints.

  • Positioning APIs and Services – Let’s End the Confusion

    Donnerstag, 12. März 2015

    During the Interconnect conference I was often asked about the positioning of APIs and Services (and API Management and SOA). We’ve taken a few runs at this topic before on this site, but given the level of interest in the topic I said I would write another blog addressing it.

  • Session 3: ‘APIs and Mobile/Electronic Payments’

    Dienstag, 3. März 2015

    This is the final podcast in a series of 3 featuring Jason Harmon, Head of Design at PayPal and IBM API Management’s Program Director, Andy Thurai. In this podcast, they discuss the impact of APIs on the mobile and electronic payment industry.

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  • APIs at Interconnect – Day 4 – API’s Ascending

    Freitag, 27. Februar 2015

    Final day of the conference. Even today, each time slot has multiple API related sessions to choose from. First stop for me is “Policy-driven API control with API Management”.

  • Going beyond mobile apps

    Montag, 1. Dezember 2014

    Recently, I wrote a blog on What powers the mobile economy?which created lot of interesting conversations. A few large enterprise customers reached out to me and suggested they can relate to things I said in my post. In my follow-up conversations with them, a couple of more interesting views came up.

  • ‘Enterprise and APIs’ with Kin Lane, Session 2

    Mittwoch, 26. November 2014

    This is the second in a series (of 3) featuring API Evangelist, Kin Lane. IBM API Management’s Program Director, Andy Thurai, discusses the importance of APIs in enterprise, specifically the value of APIs and why an enterprise should care.

  • Is API Monetization always about Money?

    Montag, 24. November 2014

    In an earlier blog I defined

  • Sometimes it is better to clone an API than to reuse it

    Sonntag, 23. November 2014

    Reuse is a theme in most integration discussions. Usually with the assumption that reuse is a good and desirable thing. But what if reuse isn’t always desirable?

  • Government APIs – Do more with less

    Donnerstag, 20. November 2014

    Reporter: “Candidate, Can you tell me why you are a better choice than your opponent?”


    Politician: “If elected I will accomplish more while spending less!”


  • Why is a Cloud-ready API Platform such a Big Deal?

    Mittwoch, 19. November 2014

    Why is an API platform in the Cloud such a Big Deal? Flexibility of course, because you don’t have to incur any infrastructure setup time. But with the right API platform, it is also the Freedom to move across public and private clouds, and also across off-premise and on-premise environments. As You Like It.

    Just the Basics First