APIs have become inescapable. From checking the weather on your smartphone, placing a reservation for a flight or hotel online, or just watching a streaming service, APIs are the engine that drive the transfer of access and data. With this communication and transference data via APIs, of course, comes the matter of API integration.
API integration is the process whereby applications, data sources, and systems connect in a seamless manner. Through the use of APIs, two disparate technologies are able to connect to each other to perform a joint function.
When you are selecting an API management platform, it is vital to make sure that it will work seamlessly with your enterprise’s framework.
An API integration platform is needed to connect your applications, both on-premises and in the cloud, as well as internally and with external partners. It also needs to work with existing and legacy data sources.
Clearly, API integration is a crucial piece to maintaining IT efficiency. When API integration design patterns are performed seamlessly, you can leverage this connectivity to innovate new products, reach more end-users, and get the best ROI on your API management initiatives.
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The Akana API platform provides seamless integration and mediation capabilities, allowing you to create modern, well-structured APIs from legacy assets with ease. These capabilities include:
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The Akana platform fits into the interaction layer (highlighted in red in the diagram below) to provide a complete set of capabilities needed to quickly integrate and mediate your APIs. This layer manages everything that interacts with your APIs, inside your organization and outside your organization to external partners and developers.
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