Book Image

Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By : Subhajit Chatterjee
Book Image

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

The rise of iPaaS

Cloud adoption is on the rise, and most modern enterprises have started investing in building a cloud-based iPaaS solution for connectivity across applications, systems, and platforms on the cloud and on-premises. This allows building loosely coupled integration flows without needing to deploy any middleware applications. Let's take a closer look at what an iPaaS platform is.

What is an iPaaS platform?

To put it in simple terms, an Integration Platform as a Service or iPaaS platform is a suite of services deployed on the cloud to enable the onboarding and execution of integration flows that connect various internal and external systems hosted on the cloud, or even on on-premises networks, using industry-standard protocols.

The basic features of an iPaaS platform include the following:

  • Provide communication protocol connectors (for HTTP, SFTP, AS2, AMQP, and more).
  • Support application connectors, including SaaS and on-premises applications...