Can organizations perform API integration with no meetings? Â Moving at agile, startup speed requires auto-operations (auto-ops) and reducing human negotiations.
At QCon, Paul Fremantle describes the evolution of integration and how API Management and Cloud Integration realizesÂ Dion Hinchcliffe’s 2009 vision entitled â€œRunning Your SOA Like a Web Startupâ€. In the vision statement, Dion posed five qualities that “invigorate the way we open up our IT systems for maximum value.”:
- Ease of Use
- Account Management
- Developer Community
- Fair License
The qualities are baked into API Management products. Â The products overcome traditional SOA infrastructure limitations and helpÂ create an environment where API publishers can design, publish, monitor, report usage, and monetize APIs (billing) without any Developer-Operations meetings. Â API consumers can find, explore, self-service subscribe, and build API integration connections without API provider-consumer meetings.
Teams use an API management platform to simplify the API interface, standardize service level tiers, embed API governance best practices, and specify API security policies. Â By creating an API factory environment,Â Â teams perform rapid API integration (without meetings), and increase their SOA investment value.