Gartner Research

The Impact of Event-Driven IT on API Management

Published: 30 March 2017

ID: G00323277

Analyst(s): Mark O'Neill , Paolo Malinverno


Event-driven API management is gaining importance due to factors including the Internet of Things and microservices. Application leaders responsible for application architecture must evolve their API management strategy beyond request-response REST APIs to support more pervasive event-driven IT.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Digital business trends — including the IoT, real-time decision making and microservice architecture — are driving application leaders to focus on event-driven IT
  • To support the demands of event-driven IT, application leaders must establish appropriate governance models and build the team skills required
  • Event-driven IT presents a challenge to application leaders because full life cycle API management solutions are primarily designed to support request-response APIs

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