APIs are quickly becoming the most common and most efficient way to share services and data. So, it’s easy to assume that APIs are the new integration. If you’re using APIs, you don’t need to worry about integrating your applications, right?
As Gartner notes in this report, “APIs and integration are actually closely correlated. Integration technology reduces the time to value of the APIs and APIs facilitate certain aspects of integration.”
“Contrary to the popular myth, even if everything has an API, you still need integration. APIs facilitate integration, and integration platforms are key for fast API delivery. To enable digital transformation, application leaders should encompass API support in their pervasive integration strategy.”
Learn more about how combining an API and integration strategy can:
- Provide integration templates for developers to reuse to accelerate time to value, especially for composite macroservices
- Create consistency in business processes and data sharing
- Allow development teams to monitor the entire API lifecycle
Gartner, How Pervasive Integration Enables Your API Initiatives (and Vice Versa), Massimo Pezzini, 06 July 2017