Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management

Published: 01 May 2018

ID: G00334223

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


Full life cycle API management is the basis of an effective API strategy. To enable application leaders in digital and integration teams to select the right full life cycle API management software products and services, we define critical capabilities based on market research and typical use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Axway
    • CA Technologies
    • Cloud Elements
    • Dell Boomi
    • digitalML
    • Google (Apigee)
    • IBM
    • Kong
    • Kony
    • Microsoft
    • MuleSoft
    • Oracle
    • Red Hat (3scale)
    • SAP
    • Sensedia
    • SmartBear
    • Software AG
    • TIBCO
    • Torry Harris Business Solutions
    • Tyk
    • WSO2
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Advice for API Programs/Hackathons
    • API Access Control
    • API Consumption/Reverse Gateway
    • API Creation and Design
    • API Monetization
    • API Protection
    • Business Value Reporting
    • Customizable Developers' Portal
    • Free/Limited Trial Version
    • High Performance
    • Industry Accelerators
    • Microservices Support
    • Support for Hybrid Model
  • Use Cases
    • Mobile
    • Integration (Internal APIs/Cloud/SaaS)
    • Data as a Service
    • B2B
    • Open Banking
  • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Functional Criteria
  • Business Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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