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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


In this chapter, you have learned about the role and importance of API-centric architectures for enterprise integration scenarios. You have also studied how enterprises can benefit from implementing iPaaS platforms on Azure that will enable them to modernize their EAI flows and connect the legacy workloads with a larger ecosystem of applications, including SaaS and cloud-native applications.

By now, you must be familiar with using Azure APIM as the single entry point for all your API-based integration workflows. You should also be able to design and implement mission-critical and highly reliable integrations using various Azure resources such as Logic Apps, Service Bus, and Event Grid. The flows can be implemented as data processing pipelines.

In the next chapter, we will extend the concepts presented so far and explore strategies to monetize your API solutions.