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webMethods API Management

Embrace Open Data and get rapid results through re-use.

Software AG’s API Management Platform enables organizations to unlock the value of their unique data and services, while also supporting Open Data, mobile first, open API, hybrid integration, Internet of Things and service governance initiatives. Use the platform to support internal and external developers and reach new users and partners.

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Overview

webMethods API DiagramOrganizations getting on board the API economy require an API management platform to ensure efficient operations. webMethods brings it all together for you—design, development, deployment, security, publishing and monitoring of your APIs and services—a complete end-to-end API management platform.

What You Can Do with the Platform

Manage the Entire Lifestyle

  • Manage the entire process of designing, developing, deploying, versioning and retiring APIs and services

Securely Provision Apps

  • Provide authentication, mediation, payload transformation, monetization, and connection to supporting back-end services and systems

Analyze API Usage

  • Understand how your APIs and portal are being used
  • Collect metrics for performance dashboards, SLA violations, and invoicing when using APIs for monetization
  • View where your API visitors are located geographically, number of page views for each API and conversion rate of visitors to registered users

Key Benefits

End-to-end tool chain

Design, develop, deploy, set policies, virtualize, publish, and monitor APIs and services. Provide secure access, mediation and connection to back-end systems all with one platform.

Support internal and external developers

Provide the tools to on-board developers and collaborate, and to discover, read about, test and rate APIs.

Leverage current investments

Reduce time, cost and training. Leverage current SOA investments for new API initiatives.

Consolidate with a single asset catalog 

Catalog all your APIs, services, schemas, documents and other related assets in one place. Capture rich descriptions of your assets with owner, location, design and usage details. Easy search capabilities allow you to quickly find services for re-use. Quickly specify those to publish to webMethods API-Portal for external developers.

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Capabilities

Complete API and service life-cycle management

  • Manage the entire process of planning, designing, developing, and monetizing APIs and services
  • Build the right APIs for your business, re-using existing assets
  • Govern the life cycle of APIs, services and associated policies
  • Version APIs and services; run multiple versions side by side
  • Detect rogue services or consumers running in your environment; place these services under governance, automatically 

Visibility

  • Gain real-time visibility into what’s happening with service transactions as they flow across your heterogeneous infrastructure
  • Visualize which apps are using specific APIs and services
  • Graphically analyze the impact of changes to your APIs and services before they occur

Events, Alerts and Notifications

  • Notification of specific events and alerts allow you to take immediate corrective action
  • Receive notifications on any changes or updates to your tracked APIs

Support for Leading Technologies

  • Serve any device or technology
  • Support all mobile, Web, cloud and hybrid apps
  • Publish REST and SOAP APIs
  • API key management and OAuth2

Performance Monitoring

  • Rich dashboarding capabilities provide real-time visual representations of critical KPIs
  • Full round-trip performance monitoring of APIs and back-end services
  • Ensure SLA requirements are met
  • Find and resolve bottlenecks quickly
  • Pinpoint transaction failure root causes by taking a snapshot of the full transaction in the event of an error or SLA violation

Mediation and Security

  • Configure service mediations without coding
  • Set up access rules, policies and SLAs
  • Extensive mapping and transformation support, allowing API consumers flexibility in protocols, message formats and transports
  • Virtualize APIs and services, shielding consumers from back-end changes
  • Improve compatibility between service consumers and service providers by switching protocols and transforming message formats “on the fly”
  • Use policies to uniformly secure your services and remove the burden from consumers and providers; enforce them as a group on all services that meet specific criteria

Automation

  • Workflows in the developer portal enable on-boarding and token access requests
  • Automatically create API documentation
  • Automatically provision policies
  • Enable process automation

Scalability

  • Assure high availability and load balancing by leveraging Terracotta-based clustering

Integration

  • Automate cross-domain processes and integrate systems
  • Integrate with back-end systems and applications
  • Service orchestration for business processes and API calls
  • Adapters to expose business logic and data from core systems
  • Service-enable Oracle®, SAP and other core apps, databases and legacy systems

 

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Business Needs

Enable Open Data Initiatives

  • Host and provision APIs
  • Access them securely, perform traffic management and seamlessly connect to back-end systems
  • Rapidly assemble new applications and service-enable existing ones

Reach New Users

  • Expose unique data assets as APIs
  • Provision mobile and Web apps
  • Serve any device and technology
  • Foster innovation
  • Expand your ecosystem
  • Leverage the development community

Capitalize on the API Community

  • Accelerate enterprise cloud, hybrid and mobile strategies
  • Extend your reach
  • Interconnectivity to IoT, connect with other devices to increase value
  • Monetize your unique data assets
  • Grow your ecosystem by exposing APIs that allow customers to integrate your offerings with other systems they use
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