API Management Platforms
API Management Overview
What is API Management Software?
An Application Programming Interface (API) allows individual programs to communicate with one another directly and use each other's functions. As such, an API is a window onto data and functionality within an organization – enabling developers to write applications that interact with backend systems.
Once APIs have been created and made available to developers, they need to be managed using specialized API management software. There are really two kinds of management that need to be implemented: Technical and business management.
- Technical API management is concerned with things like managing security, managing user permissions, version control, monitoring performance, and capturing and analyzing log data.
- Business management is concerned with terms of service, analytics, customer support, API documentation, and pricing.
API Management Features & Capabilities
- API Discovery (Catalog, Search and Provisioning)
- API Security (SSL, PKI, threat protection, schema validation, encryption, signatures, etc)
- API Orchestration (adaptation of multiple services, workflow operations, branching policies, etc.)
- Developer and App OnBoarding (Client ID/App Key generation, Interactive API console)
- API Lifecycle governance (Versioning)
- Traffic Shaping (Rate limitation, Caching etc)
- Analytics & Traffic Monitoring
- API metering, Billing and Monetization
- Data Protection (Data encryption, Data masking etc for PCI/PII compliance)
- Deployment Flexibility (on-premise, cloud, managed service, SaaS, hybrid)
API Management Products
Oracle's API Manager is the company's offering for API lifecycle management.
The Anypoint Platform developed by MuleSoft and acquired by Salesforce in early 2018 is designed to connect apps, data, and devices anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud. This platform was built to offer tools that architects and developers can adopt quickly to design, build and manage the entire...
RepreZen™ API Studio is an enterprise-class API design platform, built from the ground up to meet the demands of large-scale integration programs. The vendor says that while other tools only address individual APIs, RepreZen optimizes at the organizational scale, aligning interfaces and...
WSO2 API Manager is an open source solution for designing and publishing APIs. The solution also includes features for routing API traffic and creating and managing a community of developers. Since 2012, WSO2 has been working with customers from various industries, from...
IBM API management enables creation and management of web application programming interfaces (API).
Dell Boomi API Management supports application programming interface lifecycle management.
iWay Service Manager (iSM) is an integration server that aims to ensure rapid access to timely, accurate data across all systems, processes and stakeholders – with interoperability between disparate systems and data. According to the vendor, with iSM, all aspects of your existing infrastructure –...
The Microshare.io platform from the company of the same name is an API management offering; it was formerly offered as Point.io.
The Axway API Gateway is a security offering based on technology acquired with Vordel (the Vordel Application Gateway) in 2012.
Tyk is an open source API management platform that features an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. It is available to install on-premises, as a cloud service, or hybrid. Companies can set rate limiting, request throttling, and auto-renewing request quotas to manage how their...
Akana API Gateway enables the building and managing of application programming interfaces (API). Akana was formerly known as SOA Software and was rebranded in March 2015. Then Rogue Wave acquired Akana in 2016.
3scale headquartered in San Francisco, California offers an API Management Platform.
Fiorano headquartered in Palo Alto, California offers API Management software.
CA API Management, from CA Technologies, enables creation and management of API.
Sikka Software is an application programming interface (API) management offering.
Anypoint API Manager developed by Mulesoft and acquired by Salesforce enables creation and management of application programming interface (API).
Axway offers API Management.
TriggMine is a triggered messaging solution for E-commerce. This solution is designed to drive website visitors to become buying customers. TriggMine addresses issues such as sign-up conversion, abandoned carts and increasing sales. This solution includes responsive email templates and...
CA Live API Creator helps create application back-ends for internal applications, mobile development projects, data-as-a-service exposure, Internet of Things (IoT) enablement and partner application integrations.The vendor says CA Live API Creator, helps users to:- Create enterprise APIs from...
Filestack is a developer service for uploading files from anywhere onto the user's application. Filestack allows software developers to integrate more than 25 of the world’s leading cloud drives with just a few lines of code. End users can upload content from websites and mobile apps like...
StopLight is an API management tool designed to help developers document, test, and build web APIs. The software contributes to reducing development time, and increasing reliability.