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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

Understanding Azure Integration Services

Microsoft provides Azure Integration Services for enterprises to build iPaaS solutions on the Azure cloud. The following has been said regarding Microsoft's place in Gartner's Magic Quadrant:

Microsoft is placed in the leader quadrant for the enterprise integration platform as a service space.

The amount of services and their range of configuration and connector options makes Azure Integration Services a rich offering that differentiates Microsoft from other competitors in the market. Azure provides four core things to form the critical features required to accomplish enterprise integrations:

  • The ability to publish API endpoints for discovery and use
  • The ability to create and run integration logic business workflows (orchestration)
  • The ability to design and implement loosely coupled integrations by using a messaging stack
  • The ability to handle communication via events to trigger processing pipelines:
  • ...