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Posted by Ted Schadler on February 12, 2013
Thanks to the good work of my colleagues Eve Maler and Jeffrey Hammond, we have a new Forrester Wave on API Management Platforms, including evaluations of Layer 7, Mashery, WSO2, Intel, IBM, Vordel, and 3Scale. I won't spill the beans on the leaders, but I will share some of their analysis with my own interpretation to explain why you must care. First, let's define API management platforms as:
Middleware that developers use to publish and configure interfaces and that applications use at runtime to connect to the data services they need.
Here's why API management platforms matter:
So which API management platform should you use? As usual, that depends on the situation. To pick the right platform or platforms (and this could be technology that you use for a very long time), CIOs will need to make sure that their infrastructure & operations teams and their application development teams have figured these things out:
With answers to these questions in hand, you can go then go ask, "What's the best supplier for our needs today and tomorrow?" This is where the new Forrester Wave and our analysts can help.
Hope this kind of technology discussion is helpful to you. Please let me know if you'd like to see more of this kind of post.
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