Although APIs and SOA share similarities, they are designed for very different use cases. In this webcast, Ed Anuff and Dilshad Simons discussed the fundamental differences between API and SOA Governance, how API consumption is different from service exposure, and how a good design pattern at the SOA tier is an anti-pattern at the API tier & vice versa. Discover the advantages of building separate API and services tiers in order to power interactions across all of your digital channels.
Last week, Scott Metzger of Truecredit.com gave a great case study presentation on how they opened their internal SOA as APIs for partners at the Burton Group Catalyst conference. Specifically, the different policy and governance patterns.
Scott talks about the factors driving them to identify and implement a separate application agnostic layer for 5 major policy patterns including service access, routing, caching, transformations, and operations. (And more details of their implementation in this video.)
Last week, Tim Madewell of Innotas gave a great case study presentation on SaaS API Governance and Management at the Burton Group Catalyst conference.
The key point: If you provide or use a SaaS API, you have to make sure your SaaS API has the same level of governance as on-premise alternatives. And if you can nail this - you might have a significant competitive advantage over both your on-premise and SaaS competitors in your vertical.
Tim talks about the evolution of their API becoming an critical part of the service, the importance of governance, and how they operationalized their...