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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)

API Management – Anyway You Want It

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)

API Management Invasion: SOA At the Gates

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)