This week: Talend acquires Restlet, a leader in Cloud-Based API Design and Testing; Axway annual virtual Spark event; DBS takes the wraps off API platform; Key Steps to Building and Managing an Effective API Marketplace; Bigger Players Take Inorganic Route to Grow in Global Cloud API Market.
Talend Acquires Restlet, a Leader in Cloud-Based API Design and Testing
Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, today announced its acquisition of all outstanding shares of Restlet, a cloud-based API design and testing platform. Restlet utilizes the cloud to provide powerful API design, documentation, testing and hosting capabilities to developers. The transaction will complement the existing Talend Data Fabric platform in its ability to integrate, transform, govern and securely share enterprise data. The addition of Restlet will make it easier for customers to securely share data in real-time with clients and business partners.Read more on talend.com >
Axway annual virtual Spark event
Axway Spark is a half-day interactive virtual event where you can experience Customer Experience Networks, Co-Creation and Axway AMPLIFY integration platform.
- Envision your goal, your role, and the measurable benefits you can expect from a CX network
- Understand what it takes to build a dynamic community of employee, developer, supplier, and partner co-creators
- Find inspiration for innovation in the real-world success stories of CX network trailblazers
- Witness the “art of the possible” with the Axway AMPLIFY platform
DBS takes the wraps off API platform
Singapore’s DBS Bank claims to have launched the largest bank API developer platform in the world.
With 155 APIs at launch across more than 20 categories such as funds transfers, rewards, mobile and real-time payments, the platform has already been deployed by more than 50 companies including household names such as AIG, McDonald’s, MSIG, PropertyGuru, as well as start-ups like Activpass, FoodPanda, Homage, and soCash.
Key Steps to Building and Managing an Effective API Marketplace
Across industries, companies are now looking for ways to shape their digital businesses by extending their services through external APIs. To reap the benefits of an API program, however, organizations need to move beyond basic API management to creating an API marketplace, a specialized type of platform business model that focuses on connecting producers and consumers. As more companies look toward business platforms for competitive advantage, the API marketplace brings the benefits of the platform business model to API management.
Bigger Players Take Inorganic Route to Grow in Global Cloud API Market
A noticeable trend in the global cloud application programming interface (cloud API) is the acquisition of smaller companies by global giants in order to bolster their market positions. Amazon Web Services, Google Inc., IBM, CA Technologies Inc., Microsoft Corporation, TIBCO Software Inc., Red Hat, Inc., Oracle Corporation, and VMware, Inc. are to name some such well-entrenched big companies.