Apigee enhances enterprise grade API management
Application programming interface management company Apigee has revamped its platform, aiming to make enterprise-grade API management available to all users.
The next generation API platform will allow enterprises with up to 3.5million API calls per month self-service access for no cost.
The USP revolves around the fact that any enterprise, from small to multi-national, can get in on the exploding app economy action.
There are four services the new Apigee API platform provides:
- Gateway services – for exposing, managing and scaling APIs
- App services – built on open source Usergrid technology
- Developer channel services – creating a developer community around APIs
- Analytics services – enhanced and further integrated analytics
Apigee is one of the foremost API management companies out there, alongside the likes of Mashery and 3Scale.
“We’ve now taken this technology so that any organisation, from a developer in a garage to a Fortune 500 company, can launch like a startup and scale like an enterprise”, said Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor, adding: “We are confident that the Apigee API platform will dramatically accelerate the growth of the app economy”.
According to company statistics, almost 20% of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500 are using Apigee for its management services, including Netflix, Getty Images and Walgreens.
Apigee’s business can be summed up with the simple theory on their website of “you need apps and apps need APIs”. As Upstart put it back in July, it’s “turning out to be a pretty good strategy”.
It’s not a surprise therefore, with increased mobility in the enterprise that Apigee’s stock seems to be going up, with this news further enforcing it.
The Silicon Valley-based API makers recently branched out to the UK as its first London office was opened in June, with data security reportedly part of the agenda for the London team.
Elsewhere, Apigee this month acquired mobile app analytics devs InstaOps, as well as a partnership deal in July with telecoms giants Telefónica.
Financial terms were not disclosed with the InstaOps deal, but they would appear to have a home at Apigee, especially given the enhanced analytics thrown in as part of the next gen API package.
Do you agree that Apigee’s strategy is “turning out to be pretty good” as the enterprise sector hots up?