2016 was a momentous year for 3scale: seeing tremendous customer growth, product evolution and joining Red Hat. There was much to celebrate and we’re as excited as ever about the future of APIs and API Management. Exciting new product updates are coming in 2017 including a full on-premises version and full open source!
APIs have now become a key “must have” strategy component for most large companies and we’re seeing wide spreads deployments of APIs and the tools to help create, design and manage them.
Still, each year we like to gaze into our crystal ball and see what we think the future holds for APIs. You can find out how we did for our 2016 predictions here (link), but onward and upward. Here is what we and our new Red Hat colleagues dreamt up for 2017:
API Product Management will break through: The notion of treating an API as a fully fledg…
2016 has been an eventful year on many fronts and not least for APIs. We’ve see the emergence of Microservices as a big new driver for API adoption, numerous high profile security breaches (being DDOSed by your own webcam hurts!), vendor acquisitions, the growth of the Open API Initiative and some more industry events. Some of these trends we already had inklings of at the beginning of the year, but others came very much out of left field.
As is traditional at this time of the year, we’ve been reflecting on 2016 and looking ahead to 2017. Each year we make a set of wild predictions to see what we can guess of the year to come. So, first it’s time to see how we did with our 2016 predictions (look out for our 2017 thoughts early next week!). You can see our original 2016 predictions here.
Taking the predictions in turn:
1. Security will remain a key issue [1 point]: It’s now the second year where security (a…
It’s been a big week and a big few months for API Management, with Apigee’s planned acquisition by Google and our own by Red Hat. Right in the middle of this we had the pleasure of participating in a great panel on API Management organized by The Hive. The panel featured Clay Loveless from Tibco/Mashery, Sai Koppola from Apigee and Steven Willmott for 3scale.
The ever awesome Peter Christy from 451 Research kept us all in line and we covered a whole host of topics from technology to philosophy. Enjoy: