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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

API management

iPaaS platforms are never complete without an API management solution. The API management layer offers discovery and access to the list of published APIs that have been activated for the integration flows.

There are five main capabilities of an API management solution. They are as follows:

Figure 8.6 – API management solution capabilities

These capabilities are briefly described in the following sections.

API gateways

An API gateway acts as the entry point for all your APIs. It provides the infrastructure necessary to host and manage the high availability of the public endpoints.

An API gateway regulates the way that consumers access the published APIs, with or without authentication. It protects the data accessible through the API services by preventing any unauthorized access. These gateways make the consumption of the APIs easy and simple. As an outcome, enterprises achieve reduced integration time and enhanced customer...