Gartner Research

Run and Evolve a Great Web API With API Management Capabilities

Published: 08 October 2013

ID: G00247962

Analyst(s): Eric Knipp


APIs enable mobile apps, provide a basis for composite applications, and offer new ways to integrate systems and open new business channels. API management capabilities enable the successful delivery, promotion, operation, measurement and continuous improvement of APIs.

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Template Applicability

Template Diagram

Template Description

  • Enable Developers
    • Discovery Metadata
    • Developer Self-Support
    • Developer Access Provisioning
    • Collaboration and Community
    • Developer Enablement Administration
    • Developer API Customization
  • Manage the API Life Cycle
    • Publication
    • Version Management
    • Change Notification
    • Issue Management
  • Communicate Securely, Reliably and Flexibly
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
    • Threat Detection
    • Data Privacy
    • Traffic Management
    • Quality of Service Management
    • Interface Translation
    • Service Routing
    • Service Orchestration
  • Measure and Improve Business Value
    • Activity Logging
    • User Auditing
    • Business Value Reporting
    • Contract Management
    • Advanced Analytics
    • Service-Level Monitoring

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