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Mediated APIs: An Essential Application Architecture for Digital Business

Published: 30 May 2018

ID: G00351557

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas , Aashish Gupta , Mark O'Neill


APIs are fundamental to your digital business technology platform, API economy, mesh app and service architecture, and integration. Application leaders responsible for architecture and infrastructure should adopt the mediated API pattern to protect, control and enhance these APIs.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Direct Your Teams to Implement a Mediation Layer for Enforcing Policies
  • Ask API Product Managers to Leverage the Mediated APIs Pattern to Offer Customized Experiences
  • Encourage Your Teams to Explore Mediation Platforms to Connect Legacy and Packaged Applications
  • The Mediation Layer Should Be Present in the Platform on Which the API Ecosystem Will Be Implemented
    • Why Do Application Leaders Need to Include Mediation in Their Ecosystem Strategy?

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