17 Nov, 2021 | 3 min read

WSO2 Recognized in Two New Gartner Reports for Full Life Cycle API Management

  • Nuwan Dias
  • VP and Deputy CTO - WSO2

I’m proud to share that WSO2 has been recognized in two new Gartner reports for full life cycle API management. We are sincerely grateful to our many satisfied customers for providing their feedback on how WSO2 has been instrumental in driving their digital transformation initiatives. We appreciate the time they took out of their busy schedules to help us out. 

Now, on to the details. 

WSO2 has once again been identified by Gartner as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management [1]. While the evaluation focuses on completeness of vision and ability to execute, we believe our scores in the 2021 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management [2] further support the initiatives we are taking to provide deep platform capabilities to integrate legacy systems and work with new event-driven architectures. We also see it as a testament to the product’s strengths in addressing the real-world demands of today’s enterprises. You can download the full report here

In the Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management, you’ll see that we earned the second highest product score in three of five use cases. On a scale of 1 to 5, WSO2 was rated 3.60 in Open Banking, 3.50 in Integration Using APIs, and 3.45 in Multiexperience Architecture. Additionally, WSO2 received the fifth highest score in the Productizing APIs use case. We view these scores as recognition by Gartner of WSO2 as a vendor that provides deep API management capabilities.

Growing Your Digital Business with Full Life Cycle API Management

APIs are key to bringing an enterprise’s critical digital initiatives to life. As these efforts place new demands on software teams and the solutions they use to implement full life cycle API management, partnering with the right vendor is essential to create, execute, and govern an effective API strategy. However, selecting the right product is difficult; this is where research from leading industry analyst firms like Gartner can help.

The Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management notes, “API adoption continues to expand as organizations adopt microservices and multi cloud features, internal API management, along with a need to modernize, capitalize on and monetize legacy assets and data. Concerns around data privacy and security—driven by many high-profile API security breaches over the last 12 months—regulations, and event-driven and resilient architectures also remain strong. In response to these diverse requirements, vendors provide a broad range of functionality in this market.”

One Platform for API Integration and Management, Including Support for Event-Driven APIs

More than 18 trillion API calls run through WSO2 API Manager each year. The solution’s architecture and flexibility have been key strengths from the beginning. This has helped over 600 of our customers to build world-class systems that operate at scale.

“We were able to successfully launch the platform with limited remote trial support. Since then, we have had excellent support from the WSO2 team through both query support and incident troubleshooting and patching.” — Samuel Purchase, Principal Engineer, API Management Platform, at Qantas.

WSO2 API Manager 4.0 platform, launched in May ‘21, provides a comprehensive and cohesive approach to managing the entire API management life cycle. It delivers a seamless, end-to-end API management experience while addressing all the requirements of API creators, product managers, and consumers. In Version 4.0, the product also inherits all the capabilities of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, the open-source hybrid integration platform that provides a graphical drag-and-drop flow designer and a configuration-driven approach to building low-code integration solutions for cloud- and container-native projects. 

Recognizing that different disciplines require different functions and workflows, WSO2 API Manager 4.0 offers three distinct profiles, which can work together seamlessly or as standalone solutions: API Management, Micro Integrator, and Streaming Integrator. The solution is also supported by more than 150 connectors in WSO2’s Connector Store and makes it easy to add integrations to APIs.

Learn More

We are honored to have received this recognition and look forward to continuing to help companies on their digital transformation initiatives. To get your complimentary copy of the Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management, visit this page. To discover how some of the world’s leading brands are harnessing the full power of their APIs to optimize business performance, look at our customer success stories here

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[1] Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management,” Shameen Pillai, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark O'Neill, John Santoro, Akash Jain, and Fintan Ryan, September 28, 2021.

[2] Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management,” Fintan Ryan, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark O'Neill, John Santoro, Akash Jain, and Shameen Pillai, October 5, 2021.

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