APIs: State of the Union - Ross Garrett @ AppsWorld 2014


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APIs are transitioning from an early adopter market to a mainstream technology used by enterprises to foster mobile innovation and developer channels. After a wave of consolidation in the market over the past year, this talk will take a snapshot of the API market among publishers, consumers and vendors, examine how the market has evolved and identify trends, opportunities and challenges for next several years.

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APIs: State of the Union - Ross Garrett @ AppsWorld 2014

  1. 1. APIs A State of the Union Ross Garrett Ross.Garrett@ca.com | @gssor
  2. 2. “…[Today] this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.” Source: President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address 2014
  3. 3. “Here are the results of your efforts:” Source: President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address 2014
  4. 4. 2 Billion Smart Devices shipped in 2013 Source: Gartner
  5. 5. 2 Million Apps available in App Stores Source: Apple & Google
  6. 6. 89% of Global IT Departments support BYOD Source: Cisco
  7. 7. And of course HUGE growth in APIs
  8. 8. APIs are the fabric connecting our lives
  9. 9. For many startups and disrupters, APIs are the very core of their product
  10. 10. For most other organizations, APIs are the leading edge of innovation
  11. 11. Even things are controlled by APIs these days
  12. 12. And this has triggered a wave of investment and consolidation
  13. 13. Within this growth we start to see technology segmentation…
  14. 14. Naturally leading to buyer segmentation…
  15. 15. Affinity Segmentation…
  16. 16. Audience Segmentation…
  17. 17. Delivery Segmentation…
  18. 18. Yet, we can realize these diverse requirements via a single product
  19. 19. FOR APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY PROFESSIONALS 11 The Forrester Wave™: API Management Platforms, Q1 2013 API Management Platforms Figure 5 Forrester Wave™: API Management Platforms, Q1 ’13 Risky Bets Contenders Strong Performers Leaders Strong Go online to download the Forrester Wave tool Layer 7 evaluations, feature Mashery Vordel 3Scale for more detailed product WSO2 comparisons, and customizable rankings. Intel Current offering IBM Market presence LICATION DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY PROFESSIONALS rester Wave™: API Management Platforms, Q1 2013 Full vendor participation Weak Weak 5 Forrester Wave™: API Management Platforms, Q1 ’13 Strategy 11 Strong Source: Forrester Research, Inc.
  20. 20. Let’s talk about challenges and opportunities… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/
  21. 21. “…in a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power…” http://www.flickr.com/photos/cbpphotos/
  22. 22. “Citizenship demands a sense of common purpose; participation in the hard work of self-government; an obligation to serve to our communities.”
  23. 23. “It’s not enough to train today’s workforce.  We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce…”
  24. 24. “We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender.”
  25. 25. Oil? http://www.flickr.com/photos/toffehoff/4208723645/
  26. 26. Oil? Data http://www.flickr.com/photos/toffehoff/4208723645/
  27. 27. It’s going to be a great year for APIs!
  28. 28. Thank-you! Ross Garrett Ross.Garrett@ca.com | @gssor