We are proud to announce that, for the third consecutive time, Gartner has recognized MuleSoft as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for full lifecycle API management. Check out the latest report, which includes market analysis, the quadrant graphics, and more on what makes MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform a leader in the market.
The value of APIs in digital transformation
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have emerged as the most accessible way for organizations to enable digital transformation and extract value out of data. Developers can use APIs to create new business opportunities; improve existing products, systems, and operations; and develop innovative business models. In addition, analysts can extract new data sources more quickly and pull the data into their analytics platforms.
The power of APIs can be demonstrated through the stories of organizations across various industries––from Mount Sinai in the healthcare industry to ASICS in the eCommerce and retail industries. In order to fully realize the benefits of an API and embark on digital transformation initiatives, organizations must adopt a full lifecycle API management solution.
“The combination of APIs and integration is an integral part of how companies accelerate digital transformation and application development. Every technology trend is driving the use of APIs and composite services,” said Mark Dao, chief product officer at MuleSoft. “Anypoint Platform harnesses the power of full lifecycle API management and integration in a single solution. With our hybrid integration platform, MuleSoft is uniquely positioned to help our customers build application networks that drive innovation, speed up development time, and enable new digital channels.”
How MuleSoft supports the full lifecycle of an API
MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform includes supports the full life cycle––offering API management along with technologies that enable hybrid integration, such as Mule runtime. In addition, using Anypoint Platform, users can easily design and build integrations through Anypoint Design Center, and manage these APIs through Anypoint API Manager––a solution that includes an API gateway, customizable developer portal, and mocking service to speed project delivery. With MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform, users can support all the critical phases of an API’s lifecycle using a single, unified platform.
According to Gartner, “Full life cycle application programming interface (API) management is about the planning, design, implementation, testing, publication, operation, consumption, maintenance, versioning and retirement of APIs. It involves use of a developers’ portal to target, market to and govern communities of developers who embed the APIs, as well as runtime management, estimation of API value and analytics. It is impossible to provide the platform for any digital strategy, build ecosystems and run an effective API program, without full life cycle API management.”
Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management” by Paolo Malinverno, Mark O’Neill, April 30, 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.