Author: Sachin Agarwal

Sachin Agarwal

Should Enterprises Keep Their External APIs Public or Restricted?

Netflix, the poster child for public APIs, recently retired it in favor of restricting access to a limited set of partners. More about Netflix’s decision to retire their public API can be found in Daniel Jacobson’s blog. This was perhaps the right decision for Netflix based on their business model and the type of API… Continue reading →

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Marketing Your APIs to Developers – The New Digital Economy Prerogative

The title of this post is a misnomer. Developers detest marketers and do not like the fluffy stuff that most marketers throw at them. Developers do not even hang around the traditional channels that most marketers tend to use. So as an enterprise that is rolling out an API, how do you attract developers to… Continue reading →

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Securing your Digital Channels and APIs against Threats

(Posted first on Wired Insight blog) As APIs have experienced ubiquitous adoption across IT and business, the opportunities for innovation and new business use cases are limitless.  So many creative new business models have emerged from new uses of APIs that we’ve collectively coined the term “API Economy” to describe what’s happening.  APIs are here… Continue reading →

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Snapchat’s API Hack requires a hard look at API Security and Lifecycle practices

Your data is out there.  While APIs are making access to data easier, they also make it extremely easy for people to come after your data. If enterprises do not take the appropriate steps to secure their APIs and lay down well-defined processes surrounding API development, their data is at risk.  This holiday season presented… Continue reading →

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API vs. SOA? Are they different?

There has been a lot of talk about APIs vs. SOA, and there is still a lot of confusion about whether APIs are different or similar to SOA. The needle keeps swinging from one side to another, with API purists trying to detach themselves completely from SOA and the SOA die-hards claiming that APIs are… Continue reading →

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The Role of APIs in a Software Defined Datacenter

The vision of cloud as a realm of limitless scalability, on-demand data and global application delivery is no longer hearsay.  Large enterprises are deploying their mission-critical applications to the public cloud, and several have been experimenting with their own private cloud (private datacenter), taking cues from how Google and Facebook have been running their own… Continue reading →

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Beneath the Managed API: The Importance of a Unified API Strategy

Post written by Lisa Walker, an ecommerce strategist focused on emerging business trends and technology at Elastic Path. The emergence of the API economy, in conjunction with big data, proliferating touchpoints (mobile, tablet, wearables) and the rise of apps is shifting the focus and values of the enterprise from a closed, self-sustaining model to a… Continue reading →

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Why your business needs a Mobile Application Gateway?

Mobile has ushered in a whole new world of business scenarios focused at engaging customers, employees, and business partners. Mobility has gained almost ubiquitous acceptance as a mainstream channel for doing business, catching a lot of large and small companies by surprise. The pressure of businesses trying to capitalize on this channel is imposing additional… Continue reading →