Trends Report

Defining A Platform For API Success

Overcoming Confusion About API Technologies

July 12th, 2016
RH
Randy Heffner
With contributors:
Christopher Mines , Taylor Turrisi

Summary

Successful delivery of APIs requires application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals to have the right strategy and the right infrastructure. API gateways and API management solutions are important but not sufficient. As a foundation for crafting a strong API platform strategy, this report defines and describes the five major elements of a comprehensive API platform. Furthermore, to place API strategy in the broader context of digital transformation, it depicts the relationship between API platforms and digital business platforms.

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