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WSO2 API Manager Awarded Best in API Middleware at API World 2021

  • Eric Newcomer
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  • 2 Nov, 2021

WSO2 API Manager (APIM) has won the Best in API Middleware award at the 2021 API Awards, held at API World 2021



API World is a great API and microservices event, and this award means a lot to us. I’d like to thank API World for this award. API World is a great conference. 

WSO2 works very hard to deliver enterprise-grade software for mission-critical applications, and to make sure our customers are happy. I’d also like to thank our employees and our customers for the success of the APIM product, which is widely used. 

And we know that it’s not just the API that matters, but also how the middleware connects the APIs to integrations and data. So it’s great to be recognized for delivering the complete solution.



The 2021 API Awards mention 20 categories and as API World says: “The API Awards celebrate innovation, adoption, and reception in the API & microservices industry and by the developer community.”

The Advisory Board selects the winners from the nominations. We understand the Advisory Board decided to award WSO2 API Manager based on the following criteria:

  • Attracting notable attention and awareness in the API industry. 
  • General regard and use by the developer and engineering community.
  • Being a technical leader in its sector for innovation.

It would be interesting to find out more about some of these awards and what’s behind them, in particular the Innovation of the Year award, which went to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the NTOC API. 

It’s also interesting to see TomTom receive two awards, one for Automotive APIs (for their Routing API) and one for IoT APIs for the Map Display API, and that Fiserv won the best in Finance APIs for Communicator Advantage.

Anyway, congrats to all the award winners, and congrats to API World for organizing and hosting another great conference!