Category Archives: Market

Roberto Medrano

When We Talk About API Security

APIs have changed the way that businesses operate, both at the functional level, and in the opportunities they have opened. Our customers are doing innovative things with their data and intellectual property – extending it to partners and customers, making it usable to developers, and making it available to create more users, all done through… Continue reading →

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Your MBA: Masters of Business with APIs

The massive adoption of APIs to drive business operations and increase customer access is fundamentally changing the way the world works; it’s the API Economy, and it’s emerging as a major global force for businesses, governments and non-profits. They’re everywhere and you’re either in the know, or you are wondering what all the fuss is… Continue reading →

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2014 Predictions for APIs – Hold on to Your Hats

When we made our 2013 predictions for the realm of APIs, our premise was that API adoption and use was still a relatively nascent area, but one about to explode once smart people figured out its potential. We were certainly spot-on in that regard, but few believed us when we suggested that the API Economy… Continue reading →

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There’s Business, and Then There’s API Business

Your business, while certainly complex in its operations and delivery, runs on pretty much the same principles that all businesses run on. You have a product (which could be a hard good, soft good, or a service) that you try to optimize for customers (product strategy, engineering, development), communicate to customers (marketing), and sell to… Continue reading →

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APIs At The Heart of your Mobile App Strategy

APIs are brokering data across all kinds of domains, applications and platforms, but too many developers think in terms of traditional on-premise, sit-down-in-front-of-your-laptop-and-consume-this type of environment. Especially in the enterprise world, there’s a desire to access data that sits in huge application repositories and integrate it with data from other apps, and make it usable.… Continue reading →

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Orchestration and Development for Mobile Apps: The Elegance of APIs

Today we announced that we are added orchestration to our API Management solution. This means that our customers now have the ability to dramatically accelerate their mobile development by creating APIs that hide the complexities of the backend applications and services that need to be combined to deliver a comprehensive and usable mobile application. API Orchestration… Continue reading →

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Mobile and the Enterprise: Mobile Application Gateway and the necessity of business-critical mobile apps

The Aberdeen Group recently conducted a survey of a variety of different types of enterprises and found that more than 60% of them are either emphasizing a mobile environment, or will do so very soon. And for these organizations, a mobile environment means that they expect that the majority of their business operations become usable… Continue reading →

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APIs and Mobile App Innovation at Nordic APIs

We’ll be spending the remainder of this week in beautiful, historical Stockholm for the Nordic APIs conference, where we are a sponsor, presenter and participant. The lineup is impressive, and it’s a unique opportunity for us to engage with our Northern European stakeholders and customers. Some of us are fans of ligonberries and gherken, so… Continue reading →

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The Intersection of SOA and APIs: Being Chosen as a Gartner “Leader”

The API Economy is established and running at full speed, fueling so much economic growth that it’s hard to imagine a financial, information, or services transaction that isn’t being aided by an API. But this didn’t just happen out of thin air. While many will have you believe that a bunch of guys in hipster… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

Building Successful APIs: Measure Twice, Cut Once

Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of blogs that provides insight into our new eBook, Building Successful APIs. As the leader in enterprise API solutions, we want our customers, partners and other stakeholders to be informed and knowledgeable about the options available to them. Whether it’s a garden, an airplane, or a piece of software,… Continue reading →

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Leveraging DataPower for Mobile, Cloud and On-Premise with API Management

There aren’t too many aspects of software innovation in which IBM is not a leader. From big mainframe operating systems to large scale distributed computing environments, Big Blue can figure out a way to deliver tools to enable organizations to capitalize on them. We’ve been working with IBM for a long time and have identified… Continue reading →

Roberto Medrano

The Reality of API Lifecycle Management

Much of the talk coming from API management vendors these days has to do with solutions that make sure that APIs work right, perform according to expectations and deliver some form of benefit. Sound a bit vague? Well, for many of these companies, they’re really only peddling a version of, “everyone is using APIs, so… Continue reading →

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We’re Taking API Management to Windows Azure Cloud

We’re at Microsoft’s huge TechEd conference this week and in just the first few hours in can already start to be overwhelming. As one of the largest and arguably most important technology company on the planet, Microsoft touches everything having to do with everything. Mobile, cloud, enterprise, consumer, big data, scripting, platform, developers, marketers, CEOs,… Continue reading →

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Spread the Wealth – Developer Communities for your APIs: Part 2: Top Down, or Bottom Up? – Structuring Your Community

In part 1 of this series, we made the case for creating and fostering a developer community, and it boils down to something like this: if you want to enable development with your API, extend your platform, and encourage exponential use of your applications, you’ll need an enthusiastic (and ever-growing) community of developers to help… Continue reading →

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Spread the Wealth – Developer Communities for your APIs: Part 1: Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom: Create Opportunities for Others to Enhance Your Product

Guy Kawasaki, a true evangelist if there ever was one (in fact, when it comes to preaching the gospel of software development, he WAS the first evangelist), liked to talk about the concept of “letting a thousand flowers bloom”. He borrowed the concept from Chairman Mao, and all political ideology aside, the gist is this:… Continue reading →

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Faster, More, Better: Secure and Manage Your (API) Business with API Gateway

Let’s say that your business has been successfully transacting business online for a number of years; you deliver great information about your product, people like your product, and customers use your Web site to purchase your product. You’re taking advantage of innovative online marketing strategies and you’re seeing a nice rise traffic, clicks and consumption.… Continue reading →

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REST and the Promise of Secure and Efficient Application Delivery

When we started talking about the “API Economy”, we weren’t simply driving a marketing message. We helped create what truly has become an economy, one with all the real factors of what’s involved in a real economic system. The term is catchy, but it’s also what we live and breathe. When organizations use their data… Continue reading →

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OAuth Resource Guide

With the launch of SOA Software OAuth Server, we’ve taken a huge step in the direction of providing easy, but secure, sharing of data across applications, APIs and domains. The effectiveness of an application is inhibited when the data contained in it can’t be used outside of a company’s firewall. So in creating a product… Continue reading →

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API Predictions for the rest of 2013

Cloud, mobile, big data, on demand, social…and the list goes on. Buzzwords are meant to help as a mental shortcut, but they obscure the depth and impact of the topics they convey. So it’s not too difficult to make predictions that suggest that mobile will be big, or that enterprises will rely more on cloud.… Continue reading →

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“My How You’ve Grown”: A Look Back at 2012

It’s self serving, promotional, and we’re drawing attention to ourselves, but what the hell, there’s no other way to say it: 2012 was a TREMENDOUS year for SOA Software. It used to be that the ebb and flow of the calendar year somewhat mirrored the business cycle – quarters started slow and ended with a… Continue reading →