Why DevOps and APIs are a Match Made in Heaven

November 6 2017

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In our technology-driven world, organisations cannot afford to stand still. They need to deliver software at high velocity without sacrificing stability, which is why DevOps has become such a popular approach.

As the name suggests, DevOps is an attempt to combine software development and IT operations in order to effectively get the best of both worlds: the rapid iteration favoured by the former and the stability, reliability and security favoured by the latter.

Splunk’s CIO on DevOps, APIs and the evolving role of IT

October 11 2017

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In this Q&A, Splunk CIO Declan Morris shares insight into the technology approaches that will enable Splunk to double revenue in the next three years.

The role of IT has evolved from a centralized delivery model to IT as a service, where IT-owned capabilities are being offered as a service throughout the business to drive new levels of agility. One CIO embracing the changing role is Declan Morris of Splunk, which enables organizations to turn massive streams of data into operational intelligence.

Why APIs are Not Like EDI, UML, and Other IT Fads

August 14 2017

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Today, APIs are an important part of how organizations conduct business––from internal APIs that streamline business processes to public APIs that generate revenue for organizations. The rising value of APIs raises the question: are APIs just another technology fad, shining brightly now, but soon to fade out of the spotlight?

Top 5 Benefits of API-led Connectivity

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API-led connectivity is a holistic way to connect data to applications through reusable, built-for-purpose APIs. Unlike point-to-point approaches to integration, API-led connectivity is premised on the discoverability, self-service, and reuse of well-designed, well-managed APIs.

Businesses in every industry have received numerous benefits to adopting an API-led approach to connectivity, rather than the usual point-to-point approach. Here are the top five benefits to adopting API-led connectivity:

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Digital Transformation and the API Management Trap – Observations from Early Adopters

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Digital transformation seems to be focused on creating new digital capabilities, such as being able to accommodate social, mobile, analytics and cloud, but digital transformation isn’t just about creating the new, but also about utilizing the old. A large number of organizations undergoing digital transformation have been in business for many years and have dozens of legacy applications.  These applications have an unprecedented amount of data locked inside them. This data has huge value to accelerate digital transformation,

Application networks are the answer to digital transformation challenges

November 14 2016

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A recent survey conducted by MuleSoft of 800 IT professionals found that 66 percent feel they are under “drastic” pressure to deliver technology projects across their organisation. A similar number say change has to occur in order to meet business demands.

This is particularly true for larger organisations that use and deploy complex technology in traditional ways and cannot respond quickly to change.

They realise a new approach is needed to unlock the value of existing systems and deliver reusable assets that the business can build on top of to deliver outcomes faster than competition.

What is the API economy?

November 8 2016

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What is the API economy? We believe that the API economy is one of the most profound occurrences to affect global business today. It is transforming every company and every industry — no matter how big your company is, no matter how established your industry is, no matter what kind of competitors you have. The API economy is the sum total of all the data transactions that are enabled by APIs.

The API economy affects the way enterprises should be thinking about APIs and achieving their digital transformation goals.

MuleSoft Recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 Full Lifecycle API Management Magic Quadrant

We are pleased to be recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management.

Full lifecycle API management covers the planning, design, implementation, publication, operation, consumption, maintenance, and retirement of APIs and services. Enterprise API management needs to comprehensively cover all stages in an API’s lifecycle, as different strategies and best practices are required for each.

MuleSoft’s strengths in full lifecycle API management noted in Gartner’s report include: product breadth,

Out of the Weeds and into Product: APIs and the Future of Data Science

August 25 2016

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Today’s post is from Sean McClure. Sean is the Director of Data Science at Space-Time Insight, a leading provider of advanced analytics software for organizations looking to leverage machine learning for their business applications. Having worked across diverse industries, and alongside many talented professionals, Sean has seen the blend of approaches required to convert raw data successfully into real world value. Sean’s passion is working with cross-discipline teams to build the next generation of adaptive,

How much is an API worth?

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Last updated August 8, 2016 Have you been wondering how much an API would cost if you put a dollar figure on it? That’s been an important question especially for investors since many startups now offer APIs as their core product. We found an interesting way to calculate the value of an API, but by no means is it the end all be all equation.

It’s well known that APIs make companies more efficient,