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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 9: APIs as a Monetized Product

By definition, a product is a service or an item that can be in cyber form as well. It can be sold at a price in the market that is competitive and appropriate, depending on the nature of the item. For an enterprise, APIs are the medium by which innovation is brought to the marketplace. They want to capitalize on the opportunity by introducing new products and services and by establishing new ideas, differentiating the business from the competition.

Businesses rely heavily on digital distribution channels to market and sell their products and generate revenue. APIs foster a growth outlook as businesses can expand beyond their standard operating models. Building and managing API platforms has been recognized as a core enterprise strategy. The APIs provide access to the business assets of an enterprise. Hence, this API economy targets revenue generation through direct or indirect use of the API ecosystem that provides or processes business data...