IBM API Management: A complete API Management solution
Christian Karasiewicz 270005XS4E Visits (6234)
This blog post is contributed by Katherine Sanders, an IBM Software Services for WebSphere (ISSW) consultant based in Hursley, United Kingdom.
In my previous blog post, I wrote about how an API Management solution can help your business create mobile apps more quickly by leveraging external development communities. In this blog post, I will discuss the stakeholders of an API Management solution and describe how the newly-released IBM API Management product can meet their requirements.
API Management stakeholders
Success in the application programming interface (API) economy requires addressing the needs of three groups of stakeholders:
Business users often initiate the move to an API strategy; they want to expose their information assets as APIs and promote them to app developers. IT operations want tools to help create the APIs and to ensure they are secure and scalable. App developers want to find APIs with useful information to fuel their apps and learn how to use the APIs.
A complete API Management solution should address all of these stakeholder requirements. IBM API Management does this through the four elements summarized in the next section: creating, securing, socializing and managing.
API Management elements
IBM API Management allows IT operations to rapidly create APIs using a configuration, not coding, approach. The APIs can:
The API assembly capabilities are enabled by seamless and optional integration with IBM
IBM API Management requires and integrates with IBM
IBM API Management allows business users or IT operations to quickly customize and publish a unique and branded developer portal with the following features:
IBM API Management includes advanced analytics to provide insight for business users, IT operations and app developers. It allows them to:
If you’re interested in the IBM API Management product, please read more details in the product announcement, sign up for a free