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Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management

Published: 21 October 2019

ID: G00362554

Analyst(s): Aashish Gupta , 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
    • Boomi
    • Broadcom
    • Google (Apigee)
    • IBM
    • Kong
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Red Hat
    • MuleSoft
    • SAP
    • Sensedia
    • SmartBear
    • Software AG
    • Torry Harris
    • TIBCO Software
    • Tyk
    • WSO2
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • High Performance
    • API Access Control
    • API Protection
    • Deployment Flexibility (Inc Hybrid)
    • Developer Portal Customization
    • API Creation and Design
    • API Monetization
    • Business Value Reporting
    • Microservices/Service Mesh Support
    • API Consumption/Reverse Gateway
    • Event-Driven and Streaming APIs
    • Free/Limited Trial Version
    • Support for API Ecosystems
    • Industry Accelerators
  • Use Cases
    • Mobile and Multiexperience
    • Integration Using APIs
    • Data as a Service
    • B2B
    • Open Banking
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Honorable Mentions
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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