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Design an API Mediation Layer to Underpin Your Digital Business Technology Platform

Published: 05 May 2017

ID: G00323828

Analyst(s): Mark O'Neill, Aashish Gupta, Elizabeth Golluscio

Summary

Many strategies can be employed to mediate and protect APIs, for both internal and external consumption. Application leaders responsible for architecture and infrastructure must design an API mediation layer to underpin their digital business technology platforms and participate in the API economy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Apply a Product Mindset to Building APIs
  • Identify the Key API Mediation Capabilities Needed
  • Evaluate Technologies to Design an API Mediation Layer by Using Gartner's HIP Capabilities Framework

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