API MANAGEMENT PLATFORM: COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE BUSINESS PARTNERS ECOSYSTEM
Early adopters of API have the best chance to accelerate business development and create a competitive advantage.
APIs have an increasing role in applications integration, constituting a continuation of processes initiated by the SOA approach and supporting integration at the borders of the organization.
Most of currently created applications are already designed with a ready-to-use APIs.
Organizational APIs require high, automated level of management, analytics and supervision over personal rights issues.
API MANAGEMENT PLATFORM – KEY BENEFITS
Developers community for innovation
Modern developers’ portal built into the Platform gives secure access to the API catalogue, documentation, current usage reports and code examples. Developers can call, test and try selected APIs online.
Analytics for better business decisions
API Management portal reports are generated in real time, so you can respond faster to changes, monitor usage trends, eliminate errors and make decisions based on reliable data.
Security for data and processes
In your own environment, you can set security standards, create flexible access limits or directly protect the APIs with keys, tokens and IP filtering. By monitoring usage, you can easily identify potential threats.
THE LAYERS OF API MANAGEMENT PLATFORM:
This layer contains data that is being collected in the organization and its architecture. It defines data management, delivery, modeling, quality and security.
This is the space where ESB or EAI solutions occur and where IT architects and developers work hard to build services exposing current application functionalities and data. Understanding their mutual dependencies, you can quickly integrate everything through API.
It brings together applications that drive the entire organization – both old and modern. It is not always possible to replace the old one with new ones, so it is worth to ensure the efficient work of all systems to strengthen the business – both legacy and modern.
This is where applications and services used by customers, partners and employees interact with business. The core of this layer is the API gateway, which provides secure and well-defined access and and measures the use of data relevant to your business.
API MANAGEMENT PLATFORM: AVALIABLE TOOLS
Our solution architecture is modular with separate traffic control and management layers. It allows you to handle even tens of millions of API calls per day. The platform has all the tools available that will help you with implementing strategy and increasing innovation.
Developer's portalYour API will only succeed if you care for positive programming experience. Regardless of whether the API is public, private or internal, the developer’s time is valuable. The perfect way to establish good cooperation with programmers is to put everything they need at their fingertips.
With API Management Platform you get a modern CMS portal to manage API developers’ interactions. To further increase its attractiveness, think about including code examples, case studies, instructions for starters and other useful information to be found in the API documentation.
API documentation should be user-friendly, interactive and transparent. In our Platform, developers will be able to view APIs live, straight from the documentation pages. They will learn, play, test and debug each element of the API. Documentation is supported with and rendered directly from the portal.
API Monetization: How to build pricing plans?
Volume or usageWay of defining plans, that is based on layers of volume or use. You can use the pricing model based on the global number of API calls. Determine, how to allow calls to continue after reaching the limit for a given subscription.
FunctionalityWith this model, you can determine that customers pay more to access advanced functions or predefined data sets with a higher value.
Resources usageThis plan may include the share of infrastructure costs generated by customers. Limit number of users, bandwidth consumption, availability of technical support or terms of the license agreement and monetize this factors.
This ensures that only calls with valid and authenticated credentials are able to access your API. You can also classify different types of users and provide various levels of access. Traffic limits allow you to manage and control your flow.
The API Management Platform offers:
API keys and management of credentials
The Platform allows you to view and report traffic around your APIs: monitor their use, number of operations or workflows in related systems and track any data. You can share the analytical tool with teams in your organization and track different elements for each application or account, such as:
Total traffic volume: calls, transactions, participants
The use of processor and other internal resources
The amount of data transfer count in MB or GB sent to or from the API
The number of data objects or records returned in a single connection
The API Management Platform helps to solve problems of modern enterprises related to It allows rapid creation of modern APIs and their complex management.
If you want to introduce the API Management Platform in your organization, send me a message – together we will match technology with business priorities.
CEO of INTECA