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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112 results in Reports

  • SOA & Web Services
  • Application Development & Delivery
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Sell API Strategy To Executives

    A Toolkit For Persuasive, Tailor-Made API Conversations

    Just because APIs are important for mobile apps, business agility, and open, dynamic ecosystems doesn't mean they are easy to sell to executives. A big part of the difficulty is that, in many cases,...

    • Downloads: 55
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: API Strategy And Delivery Service Providers

    All Buyers Should Look At API Business Strategy Capabilities

    Far beyond their usefulness for mobile apps and internal integration, APIs open new angles into business strategy. Even CEOs and chief strategy officers need to pay attention. The strategic...

    • Downloads: 124
  • 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

    APIs and service-oriented architecture (SOA) form a critical foundation for the software that is the backbone of modern business. The biggest mistake we see AD&D pros make is to think of APIs only as...

    • Downloads: 736
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research API Management Solutions Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

    ForecastView Document

    Today's customer-centric, software-powered businesses thrive on connectivity, and connectivity thrives on application programming interfaces (APIs). Mobile apps for customer engagement need APIs to...

    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:APIs Underpin A Digital Business Platform

      Prepare For Digital Transformation's Constant, Unpredictable Change

      While it's true that transforming to realize the benefits of digital business requires specific initiatives such as mobile apps, the Internet of Things, and predictive analytics, it's a mistake to...

      • Downloads: 268
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Forrester Research API Management Solutions Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

      ForecastView Spreadsheet

      Originally created in March 2015, this forecast, made exclusively available for Business Technology ForecastView clients, sizes and forecasts spending in API management solutions by US companies. We...

      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:APIs Turn Disruptions Into Business Opportunities

        Any Industry Can Learn From The Impact Of PSD2 On European Banks

        As industry disruptions go, new government regulations come with long lead times, but executives still can choose shortsighted responses focused solely on regulatory demands. A better response is to...

        • Downloads: 237
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Brief: BIAN Is At The Tipping Point For Banking Applications

        Watch For BIAN's Deliverables For Semantic Services Specifications At The API Level

        Application programming interfaces (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 brief...

        • Downloads: 91
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Use APIs And Components To Prepare For The Banking Industry's Increasing Pace

        Watch For Seven Key Banking Application Trends In 2016

        Banking applications do more than offer information about customers, products, services, and the state of the business: They are the primary touchpoints for customers and embody the banking business....

        • Downloads: 396
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:The API Management Solutions Market Heats Up

        New Players Enter And Established Suppliers Advance A Fast-Evolving Market

        APIs have strategic value for business, and API management solutions are a crucial part of any organization's API approach. The market is moving quickly; six important new vendors have entered the...

        • Downloads: 514
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Monetizing APIs: Help Execs Think Bigger, And Drive More Revenue

        Charging For APIs Is Not The Only Way To Make Money

        Clients sometimes ask Forrester, "How are enterprises monetizing APIs?" What they are really asking is, "How are enterprises charging for API usage?" This is certainly a useful question, but...

        • Downloads: 227
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Improve Developer Engagement With Online Portals

        Make Developers Feel Welcome By Following This 10-Step Checklist

        In the age of the customer, it's easy to view customers as either pure consumers of the latest smart gadget or as staid business buyers reachable only via an expensive direct sales force. But there's...

        • Downloads: 146
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Market Overview: Mobile Infrastructure Services Aid Developers

        A Rapidly Converging Market Speeds Front-End Developers' Efforts

        Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have many technology choices when it comes to building mobile apps that win, serve, and retain customers. One of the principal challenges for...

        • Downloads: 182
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Brief: Amazon API Gateway Is Limited But Useful

        The newly released Amazon API Gateway, although quite limited in its feature set, is important in its validation of layered security for APIs. For application development and delivery (AD&D) pros who...

        • Downloads: 135
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Microservices Have An Important Role In The Future Of Solution Architecture

        Notable Risks Call For Careful Preparation And A Measured Approach

        With increasing frequency, microservices are appearing in enterprises' efforts to achieve better software architectures, especially among those operating at scale, such as eBay, Google, Netflix, and...

        • Downloads: 468
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:How APIs Reframe Business Strategy

        Craft An API Strategy To Enable Digital Business Transformation

        Mobile apps and customer engagement are major drivers for APIs, but there is a more strategic and pervasive reality that should infuse an organization's API strategy and thinking: Done right, APIs...

        • Downloads: 589
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Quick Take: Amazon Web Services Democratizes Machine Learning

        The Amazon Web Services (AWS) train keeps on a rolling for developers. This time it is a fully managed machine learning service that lets developers create predictive models. Launched on April 9,...

        • Downloads: 219
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Sizing The Market For API Management Solutions

        US Firms Will More Than Quadruple Their Spending To Support Integration Of Customer Engagement Software

        Today's customer-centric, software-powered businesses thrive on connectivity, and connectivity thrives on application programming interfaces (APIs). Mobile apps for customer engagement need APIs to...

        • Downloads: 493
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:How To Design APIs For Mobile

        Process, Practice, And Design Principles

        Mobile apps are a critical channel for customer engagement and business process improvement, and it's clear that mobile apps need APIs to access business data and transactions. The problem for...

        • Downloads: 385
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:From Application Design To Application Composition

        How APIs, Micro-Services, And Containers Are Changing The Way Organizations Develop And Deliver Software

        There is a quiet revolution underway in software development: The nature of the work is shifting from developing and deploying large complex applications to connecting new and existing services in...

        • Downloads: 420
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

        Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook

        Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the...

        • Downloads: 1540
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Predictions 2015: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms Become Flexible Or Lose Momentum

        Application development and delivery (AD&D) and digital marketers' worlds will collide in 2015. Shared platforms, customer data, budgets, and priorities will emerge within B2C and progressive B2B...

        • Downloads: 351
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:The API Management Buyer's Guide, Q3 2014

        Examining "Must Have" Criteria From The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014

        In September 2014, we published our 40-criteria Forrester Wave evaluation of 11 application programming interface (API) management solutions vendors: 3scale, Apigee, Axway, CA Technologies, IBM,...

        • Downloads: 542
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:Applying The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014

        Customizing The Forrester Wave For Three Key Buying Scenarios: API Service Provider, Mobile App APIs, and Enterprise Services

        In September 2014, we published our 40-criteria Forrester Wave evaluation of 11 application programming interface (API) management solutions vendors: 3scale, Apigee, Axway, CA Technologies, IBM,...

        • Downloads: 663
      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Report:The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014

        The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

        In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of application programming interface (API) management solutions, we identified the 11 most significant software providers in the category — 3scale, Apigee,...

        • Downloads: 797