Is a Combined ESB and API Management a Good Idea?

What if you took all of the API Management functionality that is not in a traditional ESB and added it to the ESB as a single product? Would that be a good idea? Initially this may seem like a good idea. A single interface could be used and integration logic from the ESB could be brought forward into the API capabilities. Certainly having one architectural construct to deal with would be simpler than two, no? (Hint, the answer is “no”.)  Continue reading Is a Combined ESB and API Management a Good Idea?

Manage Your API Gateway with API Connect on Bluemix Dedicated

Did you ever feel the need where you don't have to compromise between having API Management on cloud while retaining control of your API Gateways? If the answer is resounding yes (which we believe it is) - then your wish is coming true!!! With API Connect in 1Q' 2017 we are announcing the ability of API…  Continue reading Manage Your API Gateway with API Connect on Bluemix Dedicated

Coming Soon: API Monetization capability in IBM API Connect

Monetization of data assets is an exciting aspect of the API economy. The fact that a new revenue stream can be generated by charging for API usage has piqued the interest of entrepreneurs and executives alike. APIs truly are the digital glue that help developers in connecting the dots to design compelling user experiences. There…  Continue reading Coming Soon: API Monetization capability in IBM API Connect

Open, scalable, flexible runtime management of APIs through API Connect enabled containers

API Connect is excited to announce enabling its customers to manage their runtimes using containers. Starting from APIC v5.0.7, APIC customers can run their APIs using the open industry standard Docker containers, design their runtime management fabric with the ever growing pool of container management tools, and independently move their deployment across servers and locations. The best part is they don’t need to be tied to any proprietary technology or a company to do any of these.  Continue reading Open, scalable, flexible runtime management of APIs through API Connect enabled containers

Announcing IBM API Connect on Docker Hub

We’re excited to announce the official IBM API Connect public Docker repository, a solution to help you streamline and accelerate your organization's journey into the API economy. By installing IBM API Connect Docker images, you can run a complete IBM API Connect on-premises environment on your local machine. Docker is a powerful software platform that…  Continue reading Announcing IBM API Connect on Docker Hub

API Connect Secure Gateway Integration Part 2 : Leveraging on-premise API resources

In the first part of the blog, we created a LoopBack API for an on-premises MySql Database and modeled one of the tables within the database. In part 2, we will expose this newly created on-premise API securely using the Secure Gateway functionality integrated into API Connect. We first log into our Bluemix Region where…  Continue reading API Connect Secure Gateway Integration Part 2 : Leveraging on-premise API resources

API Connect Secure Gateway Integration Part 1 : Creating a LoopBack API for an on-premises MySql Database

With the growing API economy, the ability to quickly create APIs is essential for a business to stay competitive. But many businesses are faced with a new dilemma when they want create an API to securely expose their backend enterprise data or services to users on the cloud. The Bluemix Secure Gateway Service provides secure…  Continue reading API Connect Secure Gateway Integration Part 1 : Creating a LoopBack API for an on-premises MySql Database

API Connect vs API Management

On February 16, 2016, IBM announced IBM API Connect V5.0 extending the capabilities of its API Management offering to include microservices and integration with IBM StrongLoop. On June 13th, we announced the retirement of the API Management service in Bluemix. If you are currently using the API Management service, we encourage migrating your APIs to IBM API Connect in Bluemix. Existing users can get more information on the migration from API Management to API Connect here.…  Continue reading API Connect vs API Management