In a few years, most of your internet traffic might come in not through your website, but instead through mobile devices, tablets and affiliate partners accessing your services through APis. For two years, we've been helping enterprise customers accelerate their API strategy and deployments with Sonoa ServiceNet.
Last year we released Apigee as a tool for developers building apps with APIs. Apigee provides free, self-service website for API analytics and protection. Hundreds of developers are using Apigee to monitor APIs they are consuming (such as the Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook APIs) or APIs that they are providing. Here are some example apps.
How do Apigee and Sonoa ServiceNet compare?
It's much like the difference between Google Analytics and Omniture. Apigee (like G analytics) is a free, self-service API analytics and management tool that provides coarse grained analytics and basic throttling policies. Sonoa ServiceNet is an enterprise-scale API management platform that provides a rich policy framework for customized, complex policies and enterprise-levels of scalability. While Apigee is available as a free service, Sonoa ServiceNet is available as both an on-demand an on-premise (both hardeware and software) offerings. Also, Apigee is itself an app built on the Sonoa ServiceNet platform.
So if you are a developer building an app that uses APIs and want basic API analytics and rate limiting in 5 minutes - give Apigee a spin. If you are a product or engineering executive thinking about an enterprise API strategy or roadmap, consider these potential requirements and take a look at Sonoa ServiceNet for industrial-strength enterprise API management.