SOA & Web Services

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services management apply enterprise management concepts to SOA's service interface layer, implementing key aspects of SOA-based flexibility by enforcing policy and monitoring activity for service requests before they are delivered to the business logic of the service.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 29, 2018 Randy Heffner

    In our 26-criterion evaluation of API management solutions providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Axway, CA Technologies, Google, IBM, Microsoft, MuleSoft, Oracle, Red Hat, Rogue Wave Software, Sensedia, Software AG, TIBCO Software, Torry Harris Business Solutions, Tyk Technologies, and WSO2 — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 22 API Management Providers

    October 24, 2018 Randy Heffner

    Companies use API management solutions to set up an API foundation for digital transformation, manage relationships with API users, and drive business value from APIs. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should use this report to understand the value they can expect from API management solutions and select vendors based on size and fit with their organization's API strategy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: A Developer's Guide To Forrester's Strategies For API Success

    A Guided Tour Of Forrester's Research On APIs And SOA

    March 6, 2018 Randy Heffner

    APIs are critical for digital transformation. Beyond their architectural role in app integration, APIs enable new business strategies, rapid business change, broad ecosystem connectivity, and world-class customer engagement. To help clients establish and evolve a well-grounded API strategy, this report ties together Forrester's body of research on APIs, making a cohesive whole out of 75 reports. This is an update to a previously published report. Notable changes include new API business strategy connections to insurance, open banking, and extended ecosystems; more links between APIs and other technology and platform domains; further clarity between APIs and microservices; API design and documentation research; and updated adoption data. Significant changes since the prior edition of this report are marked with "[NEW]" or "[UPDATED]" as appropriate.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Keep API Strategy On Track With An API Taxonomy

    Taxonomy And Portfolio Management Are Critical Foundations For API Success

    May 16, 2017 Randy Heffner

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) underpin digital transformation by enabling Agile solutions and new business strategies. As application development and delivery (AD&D) pros create many APIs, they must: 1) organize and classify of them and 2) ensure good design of many different types of APIs. An API taxonomy addresses these concerns and more as part of one's API governance and management disciplines. This report provides AD&D pros with principles and structures for establishing and refining an API taxonomy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Standard APIs: A Key To Agile And Open Banking

    Banks Need Standard APIs And Should Follow The Progress Of BIAN

    January 10, 2017 Jost Hoppermann

    Ongoing industrialization continues to drive the fragmentation of value chains in the banking industry. In this environment, broadly accepted APIs are critically important for application development and delivery (AD&D) teams at banks, but standardized banking APIs are still a long way off. This report analyzes what the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) has delivered since its establishment eight years ago and what recent BIAN decisions mean for your path to standard APIs.

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