The API Economy

Learn about the fast growth and future of the API economy in relation to API publisher and consumers.

  • The State of API Integration 2017 [Report]

    The State of API Integration 2017 [Report]

    Contributors to the annual State of API Integration report will unveil their research and results in a LIVE webinar.

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  • The Growth of the API Economy: Why Categories and Market Share Matter

    The Growth of the API Economy: Why Categories and Market Share Matter

    In our recently released report, The State of API Integration, we discussed the immense growth of the API economy. We offer proof of this growth from ProgrammableWeb’s API directory,...

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  • Transforming IT: App Connections are Easy, Integrations are Hard

    Transforming IT: App Connections are Easy, Integrations are Hard

    Enterprise IT is facing a sea change - process, technology, and people. The time is now for today's enterprise to transform their IT environments into API-centric hybrid platforms.

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  • 5 Reasons Why You Need an API Experience Layer

    5 Reasons Why You Need an API Experience Layer

    Modern applications rely on a variety of layers, each of which perform various functions. An API experience layer allows developers to access these functional layers on their terms,...

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  • API Mediation: Why You Need an API Experience Layer

    API Mediation: Why You Need an API Experience Layer

    The API economy has ushered in a new era of application integration, causing a sea change across enterprise IT and application providers alike.

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  • Research on Authentication, Metadata APIs, Bulk & Eventing Unveiled [2017 REPORT]

    Research on Authentication, Metadata APIs, Bulk & Eventing Unveiled [2017 REPORT]

    The growth in web APIs since 2005 has increased by over 757%. This proliferation of public APIs, among other disruptors in the industry, led us to a state of the union report on API...

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  • Where is the API Economy Headed in 2017?

    Where is the API Economy Headed in 2017?

    The API economy is exploding. As internet-connected, Internet of Things (IoT) devices become ubiquitous, the strategy of using application programming interfaces (API) to transfer data...

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  • Enterprise Adoption of APIs is Driven by Internal Integration Needs

    Enterprise Adoption of APIs is Driven by Internal Integration Needs

    The need to integrate the ballooning range of software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools being used within enterprises is driving the adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs.)

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  • Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden

    Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden

    Cloud Elements concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.

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  • The Industry Guide to API Definitions

    The Industry Guide to API Definitions

    While WSDL is still a very viable way to define your web services, there has been many advancements in the ways you can define web APIs in 2015.

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  • Why API Integration is the Next Frontier of API Management 

    Why API Integration is the Next Frontier of API Management 

    Earlier this month Gartner released the Full Life Cycle of API Management Magic Quadrant, listing Cloud Elements as a Niche player among the traditional leaders of complementary API...

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  • Panel Session: The Role of Software in Managing the Digital Customer Journey

    Panel Session: The Role of Software in Managing the Digital Customer Journey

    I sat in on a panel at Siemer Summit entitled, ‘The Role of Software in Managing the Digital Customer Journey.’ Paul Weiskopf with Domo, Marina Kalika with Nuance and Calvin Lui with...

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  • Marketing Technology Landscape Growth Optimized by API Integration

    Marketing Technology Landscape Growth Optimized by API Integration

    By now you have probably come across this graphic of the Marketing Technology Landscape, put together year after year by Scott Brinker to emphasize the insane growth of marketing...

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  • The Depths of API Integration Design

    The Depths of API Integration Design

    Below the surface of writing to an API integration, explorers (aka developers) will discover critical integration tasks required to fully optimize their app’s integration user...

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  • The Future of API Management [White Paper]

    The Future of API Management [White Paper]

    In the white paper, you'll hear first-hand insights from Cloud Elements CEO on the forward looking view of API Management and iPaaS converging to one unified space.

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  • The API Evangelist API Management Guide

    API management is the oldest area of my research. The area has been being defined since Mashery first opened its doors in 2006 and continues to be defined with the recent IPO by Apigee, and the...

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  • API 101: How APIs are Improving Business

    API 101: How APIs are Improving Business

    Just as the Internet had a revolutionary impact on our day-to-day culture starting back in the mid-1990’s, APIs are fueling every single piece of software that we use in our modern...

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  • The API Evangelist API Design Guide

    The API Evangelist API Design Guide

    In the last couple of years, I've seen the concept of API design go from being something the API elite discuss, to something that involves business users, and something that has spawned a whole...

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  • The API Evangelist API Definition Guide

    How we define our APIs has dramatically changed in recent years. Since Swagger came onto the scene around five years ago, there has been a rapid growth in the number of open formats, tooling, and...

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  • The API Evangelist API Deployment Guide

    There are many different ways to actually deploy an API. If you are a larger, more established company, you probably have existing tools, services, and processes set forth by IT for deploying...

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