We’re psyched to announce that Axway has been recognized by Gartner — for a fifth time — as a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management for its AMPLIFY API Management offering.
Gartner states that the Magic Quadrant covers a market “focused on transformational technologies or approaches delivering on end-users’ future needs. It is not focused on the market as it is today.”
Let’s look a bit more at each of these elements.
Transformational technologies are an enabler for an organization or ecosystem to reinvent itself before it becomes obsolete. Transformational technology exploits the present while pulling the future closer. APIs are central to business, technology, and ecosystem transformation.
An example of this is the explosion of mobile and multi-experience applications across the web, wearables, IoT, bots, human-to-human, and system-to-human. The future of more applications, diverse and personalized experiences, and increasing customer demand is racing at us even faster in our “new normal.”
“Is the ‘new’ in ‘new normal’ of work-from-anywhere, online education, and remapped supply chains really new?”
There is uncertainty for sure, but it also means there will be a rush of solutions that look to deliver on our current and future needs.
For instance, one wave we see coming much faster is the need for event-driven or real-time solutions. Customers, users, and partners are all asking for real-time data and experiences. Why?
Event-driven and real-time communication and collaboration enable more significant innovation and insights. An enterprise capable of responding and adapting to the real-time nature of business is one that can transcend traditional industry boundaries. An event-driven and streaming API platform is necessary for innovation and differentiation.
Transcending traditional industry boundaries is to see markets and trends for how they bend the future to the innovators’ will. We see this happening today with many of our customers rapidly expanding their partner ecosystems in financial services, retail, healthcare, or government.
These customers are redrawing industry boundaries by integrating new technologies, cloud services, microservices, and partners. An API platform is vital to enable “Open Everything” at enterprise scale: secure, compliant, multi-pattern, and hybrid.
That is a long way of saying I agree with Gartner that Full Life Cycle API Management is a transformational technology and that we all need to take the long-term view of the market. Be more than technology. Be strategic, agile, and focused on our user needs.
When I joined Axway four years ago, I knew there was enormous potential. We have a passionate team with an excellent product, an engaged install base, a clear vision, and accelerating trends (see above) that drive us to better customer and partner outcomes.
We are committed to building the industry-standard API Management and Integration platform. We will continue to offer authoritative guidance on API strategy via our Catalysts and forever focus on long-term customer success.
We are pleased to be recognized as a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management. We believe this recognition showcases our long track record of execution and a compelling vision for the future.
I’ll close with a quote from Dun & Bradstreet, who has recognized the transformational power of Axway AMPLIFY API Management to deliver a win-win approach for D&B and their clients.
“It was crucial that we chose an API management platform offering high levels of scalability, security, and flexibility. Of all the API solutions that D&B considered, AMPLIFY API Management stood out as the strongest performer by far. As well as the ability to handle large volumes of API calls reliably and efficiently, the Axway solution offers robust capabilities around access management and information security. Crucially, AMPLIFY API Management allows D&B to set automated policies for throttling and load-balancing—helping to ensure a dependable and highly available service even during times of peak demand. Using APIs, we can push incremental data updates to our customers as they happen. As a result, businesses can steer their decisions based on more accurate and timely data. Incremental updates also put far less strain on our infrastructure than large, scheduled data transfers—making the approach a win-win for D&B and for clients.”
-Kamron Abtahi, Senior Solutions Architect, Dun & Bradstreet
I invite you to review the latest 2020 Gartner Full Lifecycle API Management Magic Quadrant.
Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle Management, Paolo Malinverno, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark O’Neill, John Santoro, Shameen Pillai, Akash Jain, 22 September, 2020
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