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API Management Platform Technical Evaluation Framework


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API Management Platform Technical Evaluation Framework

  1. 1. Last Updated: June. 2015 API Management Technical Evaluation Framework Vice President, Platform Evangelism, WSO2 Chris Haddad
  2. 2. REST Easy with API 101 An API is a business capability delivered over the Internet to internal or external consumers • Network accessible function • Available using standard web protocols • With well-defined interfaces • Designed for access by third-parties
  3. 3. Beyond the Technology- API Strategy Steps • Understand your business model and IT-business goals • Expose a business capability as an API product • Socialize availability • Encourage ecosystem adoption and API composition
  4. 4. API Adoption Barriers Inability to configure service per consumer Limited Scale Difficult to manage requirements and coordinate schedules Difficult On-Ramp nvisible business capabilities Poor documentation Lengthy access process Delivery concerns trust in stability, reliability, availability, performance Security Risks
  5. 5. Why use an API Management Platform o Easily build and deploy a managed API o Rapidly re-factor legacy services as consumable RESTful APIs o Increase API adoption o Solve difficult Quality of Service, lifecycle, and governance challenges o Demonstrate API business value
  6. 6. Evolve beyond Naked APIs A Managed API is: Actively advertised and subscribe-able Exhibits high Quality of Service (QoS) Available with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Secured, authenticated, authorized and protected Monitored and monetized with analytics
  7. 7. What API Management Platform Offers o Increase API adoption o Enhance API visibility by offering developer portal o Offer self-service access o Engage the community o Easily build and deploy a managed API o Apply RESTful API design notations o Assign service level tiers and access controls o One button publication into production
  8. 8. What API Management Platform Offers o Rapidly re-factor legacy services as consumable RESTful APIs o Mediation primitives o Align developer experience with RESTful design o Solve difficult Quality of Service, lifecycle, and governance challenges o Service level tiers, monitoring o Approval workflow o API versioning and lifecycle states o Demonstrate API business value o Subscription, usage, performance, monetization
  9. 9. API Platform Evaluation Vectors oSolutions Architecture oDesign and Implement oSecure oPublish and Engage oMonitor and Manage oAnalyze API Interactions
  10. 10. Solutions Architecture Category Score Intuitive Development Experience DevOps Friendly Delivers High Quality of Service and Performance Easily Deployed in Your Run-time Environment Pluggable, Extensible, and Themable Platform APIs Platform multi-tenancy support Efficient Pricing and Excellent Support
  11. 11. Solution Topology
  12. 12. Enterprise SOA and API Integration Platform: API-centric View
  13. 13. Design and Implement
  14. 14. API Design and Implementation Category Adoption Score API Design Foundation API Documentation Foundation API Façade Development Foundation API Mediation and Orchestration Optimizing Service Level Definition Optimizing API Test Optimizing
  15. 15. o ??? Safely and securely deliver mission critical APIs
  16. 16. Secure Category Score Access Control, Authentication, and Key Management Governance and Compliance Attack Prevention Confidentiality, integrity, and privacy Identity and Credential Management Infrastructure Integration and Deployment Topology Trust and Policy User Management
  17. 17. 1 7 Passing Auth Information to back-end services o Using JSON Web Tokens (JWT) o Lightweight o Can be signed o Easy to parse and consume o Standard
  18. 18. Foster API Team Collaboration Image: © Rawpixel -
  19. 19. Publish and Engage Category Score API Consumption API Economy API Publication Community Management
  20. 20. Boost the API Economy o Fully customizable look and feel o Multiple Storefronts for diverse communities o Multiple publisher groups o Flexible Service Level Tiers o Flexible monetization engine
  21. 21. Monitor and Manage Category Score Configuration Management Release Management Patch Management Policy Management Service Level Management High Availability and Reliability Performance Disaster Recovery Monitoring and Alerts Compliance Reporting and Governance
  22. 22. Operate at the Speed of Business Govern the API
  23. 23. Govern the API Category Score Dashboard Lifecycle Management Meta-data Management Portfolio Management Service Level Management Usage Management Version Management
  24. 24. API Product Governance o Manage Dependencies o Track adoption o Usage and Subscription Tracking o Manage Compatibility o Backwards or Forwards o Versioning o Communicate Migration Strategies o Deprecation, Retirement
  25. 25. End to End Governance o An API can pass through multiple states o CREATED o PUBLISHED o DEPRECATED o RETIRED o BLOCKED o Service Alignment
  26. 26. Compass and Gearing You can’t manage what you can’t measure.
  27. 27. Analyze API Interactions Category Score API Economy Architecture Compliance Developer Experience Monitoring and Management Portfolio Management Security Usage
  28. 28. 2 8 Why Analytics and API Management are important together? o Build confidence in the API model o Understand your customer o Not just the developer but also the end-user o Help manage services and versions o Understand when deprecated services can be retired o Plan better o Monitor the growth of aggregated API traffic o Monitor the growth of specific apps o Even if you’re not going to put analytics in place, make sure you capture all events right from beginning of project.
  29. 29. Service Re-use Dashboard
  30. 30. API Landscape
  31. 31. Future Gate Access the WSO2 API Platform
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