Monday, 8 June 2015

SOA Software Adds Features To Spur Innovation for Internal, Private APIs

SOA Software has a new Enterprise API catalogue, a portal enhancement to its API Management Platform aimed at spurring API innovation inside the enterprise. The catalogue adds rich enterprise-class support for internal, private APIs – and help put them on par with open APIs designed for public use. 

SOA Software has a new Enterprise API catalogue, a portal enhancement to its API Management Platform aimed at spurring API innovation inside the enterprise. The catalogue adds rich enterprise-class support for internal, private APIs – and help put them on par with open APIs designed for public use.

APIs have been creating opportunities for external devs to create innovative apps for web, cloud and mobile users. Add to that a growing interest in using APIs to promote internal sharing of apps and data among enterprise devs, The result is that a “one-size-fits-all approach” no longer works for API portals to reach devs and partner communities, said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software.

“The SOA Software Enterprise API catalog offers the business value that was long-promised but seldom delivered by cumbersome legacy repositories, providing the next generation of secured developer communities that span the various underlying protocols that enterprise APIs will support,” Farquharson said in a statement.

Architecturally, SOA Software’s design of the Enterprise API catalog add-on for its API Management Platformcombines the collaborative, open practices of external API portals with features needed by enterprise devs -- search, controlled visibility, selective provisioning, and security, he added. It also makes it easier for enterprise devs to publish their internal APIs in a searchable catalog. In addition, services can be imported directly into the API catalog from existing repositories, he added.
SOA Software's Enterprise API catalog includes a wide array of features to promote API innovation, including:
Search index driven - Makes it easy for devs to find internal services and APIs. The catalog indexes discussions, documents, and published metadata.
Flexible API and service types - Goes beyond basic REST / JSON APIs to support SOAP, AMQP, MQTT, POX, JMS services and more.
Comprehensive documentation - Presents accurate, useable documents to help the developer effectively consume the API or service.
Support for security, community management - Shares API and service visibility only with appropriate groups and develops communities of interest around particular areas.
Extend enterprise identity - Extends existing identity systems to support the dev and app user communities adding modern standards such as OpenID Connect and OAuth.
API and app lifecycle management - Ensures the privacy, accuracy and timeliness of the information in the catalog.
Closed loop operations and auditing - Makes certain all decisions are effected and audited with a closed loop integration between the catalog, the runtime gateway, and the lifecycle management solution.
External API consumption - Lets the enterprise subscribe to an external API once, but lets multiple internal devs use the same API for internal app development.

SOA Software's catalog also offers enterprises a better and more productive way to tap into APIs for software reuse.

SOA Software also designed the Enterprise API catalogue to let devs communicate with one another about APIs, learn about available APIs, make agreements to use them, and even integrate APIs into the application development lifecycle, Farquharson added.
There was an error in this gadget

Popular Posts

Archive