Gartner Research

Govern Your Services and Manage Your APIs With Application Services Governance

Published: 15 November 2012

ID: G00245902

Analyst(s): Paolo Malinverno


As applications are increasingly made up of existing components, some inside and some outside of our control, knowing the internals of an application and managing its interaction becomes essential.

Table Of Contents


  • What SOA Governance Really Is
  • What API Management Really Is
  • An Odd Couple
  • However, It Is One Market
  • Where SOA Governance and API Management Overlap or Differ
  • Scenario Going Forward: Slow, but Steady, Confluence

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