API management platforms

Updated: September 22, 2021

2021. Tyk raises $35M for its open source approach to enterprise API management

Tyk, which has built a way for users to access and manage multiple internal enterprise APIs through a universal interface by way of GraphQL, has picked up $35M. Tyk has coined a term describing its approach to managing APIs and the data they produce — “universal data graph” — and today its tools are being used to manage APIs by some 10,000 businesses, including large enterprises like Starbucks, Societe Generale and Domino’s. According to the developers, other API management platforms available in the market that include Kong, Apigee (now a part of Google), 3scale (now a part of RedHat and thus IBM), MuleSoft (now a part of Salesforce) — are not as flexible as Tyk.

2020. Google binds no-code tools, API management into new Business Application Platform

Placing a bet on the red-hot low-code/no-code market, Google LLC today debuted its new Business Application Platform category of software encompassing application programming interface management, no-code application development, process automation and business analytics. The platform is based on technology Google picked early this year with the acquisition of AppSheet and is intended to make it easy and simple to build applications without writing any code, which is different from low-code. The Business Application Platform will also include API management technology from Apigee, which the search giant acquired four years ago. The company said it will add new features that leverage Google Cloud, hybrid and multicloud architectures, artificial intelligence and machine learning development platforms, lifecycle management, security and productivity/collaboration tools.

2017. Oracle acquired API management tool Apiary

Oracle acquired API management startup Apiary for an undisclosed amount. Apiary helps companies manage APIs, which is an increasingly important job. As every company becomes a software company, they are building platforms and providing ways for customers and third-parties to build applications using their technologies. Cloud companies increasingly want to help customers deal with those APIs. With Apiary, Oracle will also provide customers advanced capabilities to design and govern APIs, allowing companies to manage the entire API lifecycle and deliver integrated applications.