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Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By : Subhajit Chatterjee
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Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By: Subhajit Chatterjee

Overview of this book

API-centric architectures are foundational to delivering omnichannel experiences for an enterprise. With this book, developers will learn techniques to design loosely coupled, cloud-based, business-tier interfaces that can be consumed by a variety of client applications. Using real-world examples and case studies, the book helps you get to grips with the cloudbased design and implementation of reliable and resilient API-centric solutions. Starting with the evolution of enterprise applications, you'll learn how API-based integration architectures drive digital transformation. You'll then learn about the important principles and practices that apply to cloud-based API architectures and advance to exploring the different architecture styles and their implementation in Azure. This book is written from a practitioner's point of view, so you'll discover ideas and practices that have worked successfully in various customer scenarios. By the end of this book, you'll be able to architect, design, deploy, and monetize your API solutions in the Azure cloud while implementing best practices and industry standards.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: API-Led Architecture in the Digital Economy
Section 2: Build Reliable API-Centric Solutions
Section 3: Deliver Business Value for a Modern Enterprise

Chapter 8: API-Centric Enterprise Integrations

Enterprises and their technology uses have been evolving constantly since the launch of cloud technologies. This has resulted in the need to develop integration interfaces to support interoperability across various systems and applications. The adoption of API-led architectures is vital to the success of these Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) scenarios. API solutions can revolve around business entities or domain models, thereby enabling standardization across all the integrating parties.

The purpose of this chapter is to take a deeper look into some real-world enterprise integration scenarios and explore how the Azure Integration Services offering can be utilized to build modern API-based integration platforms. Most of the popular players in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) space, such as Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Oracle, and TIBCO, are adopting industry-standard protocols and patterns for their interfaces as well. Hence...