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Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management


Full life cycle API management solutions enable users to create, execute and govern an effective API strategy, but selecting the right product is difficult. Software engineering leaders should use this research to assess the capabilities of 17 vendor solutions across five use cases.

Published: 05 October 2021

ID: G00736370

Analyst(s): Fintan Ryan Kimihiko Iijima Mark O'Neill John Santoro Akash Jain Shameen Pillai

Table Of Contents


What You Need to Know


  • Amazon Web Services
  • Axway
  • Boomi
  • Broadcom
  • Google (Apigee)
  • IBM
  • Kong
  • Microsoft
  • MuleSoft
  • Postman
  • Red Hat
  • SAP
  • SmartBear
  • Software AG
  • TIBCO Software
  • Tyk
  • WSO2
  • API Access Control
  • API Protection
  • Deployment Flexibility
  • API Design and Implementation
  • Dev Portal Customization
  • API Monetization
  • Business Value Reporting
  • API Testing
  • API Consumption
  • Industry Accelerators
  • Microservices and Service Mesh
  • Event-Driven and Streaming
  • API Mediation
  • Versioning and API Governance
  • Multiexperience Architecture
  • Integration Using APIs
  • Internal API Management
  • Productizing APIs
  • Open Banking

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