Organizations are coming to the realization that APIs are essential to accelerating business-to-consumer (B2C), business to business (B2B), and mobile interactions—but the challenge has been to develop, distribute and govern those APIs effectively.
By announcing full API lifecycle management, Dell Boomi has created the only multi-purpose Platform as a Service (PaaS) that supports all major integration use cases, master data management (MDM) and API management so companies can move, manage and govern data on a single platform, using a single interface.
Using Dell Boomi API Management, organizations can create, publish and centrally manage APIs on-premises or in the cloud.
The result? Productivity increases while complexity decreases.
In today’s announcement, Dell Boomi GM Chris McNabb noted, “CIOs are moving from using APIs to expose legacy services to internal developers to now dealing with an explosion in integration endpoints—due to social media, mobile devices, proprietary applications, cloud services, Big Data, and Internet of Things—that need to be consumed by potentially thousands of external constituents. Organizations must have modern tools to help them rapidly create, publish and manage new APIs and ultimately ensure superior quality of service to these constituents.”
Complete API Lifecycle Management
Spanning the entire API lifecycle, whether on premises or in the cloud, Dell Boomi API Management allows users to create, publish and manage APIs.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the features that make it possible:
- Create: Using a rich set of high-productivity service development and design tools, customers can create APIs from new or existing Boomi integration processes using a visual interface that requires no coding. Developers can also modernize any legacy SOAP web service in just 15 to 30 minutes.
- Publish: Customers can rapidly expose any endpoint as a web service, including HTTP (SOAP/REST), FTP sites, databases, legacy applications, and cloud and mobile applications. New APIs can be deployed either on-premises or in the cloud to meet performance and security requirements. This makes it easy to extend the reach of enterprise information and services to customers, partners and vendors. Integrating and unlocking backend services through lightweight APIs simplifies the development of mobile applications. And because it can establish a secure and scalable environment for analyzing and acting on real-time information, it’s ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) strategies.
- Manage: Customers can manage APIs across their real-time infrastructure and monitor all APIs, no matter where, or on what platform, they’re deployed—such as Amazon Cloud, a private cloud or even a datacenter on the other side of the world. From a single screen, customers can control traffic, monitor response times and respond to errors. And Dell Boomi’s new API gateway functionality provides a centralized, consistent method for authentication and accessibility for enterprise services.
With a single, consistent, easy-to-use visual interface that eliminates complexity and helps ensure accuracy, companies that already work with Dell Boomi can experience even greater “economies of skill.” Plus, developers can use the API Design tool to create and aggregate APIs while maintaining version control, and use API Generate to turn legacy services into web services that can be incorporated into any API.