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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 productization in Azure

In this section, we will review the high-level approach to creating and publishing productized APIs using Azure API Management and other necessary services. An end-to-end solution requires multiple components to be developed, hence the objective here is to provide a big-picture view of how to approach your API monetization strategies from a solution standpoint.


The following concepts are just a starting point and are not meant to be a comprehensive solution. You are encouraged to elaborate on the key points and discover additional requirements that may be required for your specific business context.

Through the next sections, you will learn how to approach your monetization plans using a good productization strategy. You will also learn what Azure services need to be considered as part of your solution.

Requirements summary

At a high level, the overall functional requirements can be categorized into three buckets, namely Productization...