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Emerging Technology Analysis: Full Life Cycle API Management

Published: 09 November 2017

ID: G00323787

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


Full life cycle API management is required to run successful API programs, execute digital strategies and engage ecosystems. Technology strategic planners should anticipate market disruption and blended solutions as vendors in a range of categories add basic API management to their offerings.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Full Life Cycle API Management Market to Reach $1.6 Billion by 2021
    • Adjacent Markets Are Adding API Management Capabilities
    • API Management in the Cloud
    • Industry Focus
    • Factors That Will Drive Adoption
    • Factors That Will Inhibit Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • For Integration Scenarios, Basic API Management Will Be Subsumed
    • For Digital Scenarios, Full Life Cycle API Management Still Has an Advantage
    • Embedded API Management Capabilities Will Be the Norm, but Highly Specialized Products Will Continue to Prosper in a Market Niche
  • References

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