Linking B2B with APIs
Bill Doerrfeld at Nordic APIs has written today about how APIs are evolving
the B2B landscape. This is a particularly interesting article for me, because
my personal background is working for an EDI provider, where I linked EDI
processes from the private network to the Internet, over 15 years ago. Vordel
was founded to allow new Web Services APIs to be used for B2B.
Axway, a B2B software company, acquired Vordel in 2012 to link B2B with Web
APIs. This caused a domino effect, with other API Management vendors being
acquired shortly afterwards. However, none of the acquirers of the other
startups had the B2B depth of Axway.
And since the acquisition we have been executing on that plan. In last
month's Gartner MQ for Application Services Governance, in which Axway is
classed as a "leader", Gartner reports that: “Axway acquired Vordel in
November 201... (more)
James Urquhart has assembled a very impressive list of examples of Cloud
Computing in practice.
Number of applications running on Force.com: 135,000 Number of applications
hosted by Ruby on Rails platform service vendor Heroku: 40,000+ Objects
stored in Amazon Web Services S3: 64 billion (as of August 2009)
Full details at: http://news.cnet.com/8301-19413_3-10405895-240.html
A view into the Hive Mind - here's what you see when you type "SOA is" into
Kin Lane, the API Evangelist, has produced a list of the Ten API Commandments
for Providers. It's a very good list, including privacy, security, and
documentation. I encourage everyone to read it and comment.
What about the corresponding list for API Consumers? Although I don't want to
compare myself to a biblical figure (or indeed to Kin Lane :) ), here is my
crack at a list of API commandments for consumers:
1. Protect your API Keys. API Keys are often issued to developers through an
API Portal to use in their apps. These API Key allow developers to access
apps. Sometimes the key... (more)
We at Vordel released Version 5.2 of our Gateway, which connects to Cloud
If you need to connect your systems to SalesForce.com, Amazon S3 or SQS or
SimpleDB, or Microsoft or Yahoo! Web Services, with security and without
writing code, then this is the product for you.
Here's the release:
San Diego, CA - July 29, 2009 - Vordel, the XML networking management
company, today announced at the Burton Catalyst Conference the general
availability of Vordel 5.2, its suite of application networking products.
Vordel 5.2 enables enterprises to connect their applications to Cloud