API Economy Use Case Categories: #2 – Social

Continuing the API Economy Business Drivers and Use Case Categories series the focus here is use cases related to Social media. Social media is accessed more through their APIs than they are through their user interfaces. Whenever you see something asking you to “like this on Facebook” or “tweet this”, behind these buttons...  Continue reading API Economy Use Case Categories: #2 – Social

Smart Update For Target Endpoint Lifecycle with API Definition

We are excited to announce improved API lifecycle capabilities that ensures you can synchronize the API definition with the changes to the Target services. As organizations embark on their API Economy journey, we see often their first set of APIs are either exposing an existing backend SOAP service as a managed SOAP API or exposing that...  Continue reading Smart Update For Target Endpoint Lifecycle with API Definition

Enabling Elasticsearch Storage and Indexing for User-Defined API Header and Payload Data

Currently with dynamic mapping in IBM API Connect Analytics, if a user has payload logging enabled or they pass headers with their API request, we receive that information from the Gateway. (Up to 10% of Bluemix orgs actively have payload logging.) When that data is entered into Elasticsearch, it is dynamically mapped to all fields...  Continue reading Enabling Elasticsearch Storage and Indexing for User-Defined API Header and Payload Data

API Adoption Canvas

APIs are here to stay and have become ubiquitous across all industry verticals. Enterprises would like to rapidly adopt APIs within their business and IT, but often find the need for a well defined holistic adoption approach and guidance to be successful.  Many organizations have started to embrace new techniques to discover and define the opportunities...  Continue reading API Adoption Canvas

API Economy Use Case Categories: #1 – Mobile

Continuing the API Economy Business Drivers and Use Case Categories series this blog addresses the first use case category in the series - “Mobile”. Mobile is an extremely popular use case area for APIs, one that I see in almost every client I visit. And, it is often the first use case that...  Continue reading API Economy Use Case Categories: #1 – Mobile

API Economy Business Drivers: #4 – Domains

This blog addresses the fourth business driver in the series - “Domains”. Unlike the first three business drivers (Speed, Reach, and Innovation), Domains is most often an internally focused business driver. I use the term “domain” to describe an area of the business that is separate from other areas of the business, often...  Continue reading API Economy Business Drivers: #4 – Domains

API Connect Integration with Splunk

Introduction Within an API Connect implementation, many events occur every second and it is crucial that we can record and retain them. These events are stored within API Connect normally and can result from many things. This includes business transactions, system processes, network operations, user interactions or something else that has incurred some sort of action,...  Continue reading API Connect Integration with Splunk

API Economy Business Drivers: #3 – Innovation

Continuing the API Economy Business Drivers series this blog addresses the third business driver in the series - “Innovation”. The Innovation business driver is about trying something new for your business. It could be an incremental change, a new business model, or an entire new business such as Uber.  Continue reading API Economy Business Drivers: #3 – Innovation