Gartner Research

Decision Point for Mediating API and Microservices Communication

Published: 13 August 2020

ID: G00722392

Analyst(s): Steve Deng

Summary

API mediation technologies are evolving rapidly. Application technical professionals should use this decision framework to select the right mediation technologies, among enterprise API gateway, lightweight gateway, ingress gateway, and service mesh, for their multigrained services and APIs.

Table Of Contents

Overview

Decision Point Question

Decision Overview

Decision Tool

Principles, Requirements and Constraints

Alternatives

Future Developments

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