Integrated solution will enable enterprises to manage, secure and govern their entire API and event-driven landscape
2022 API World, San Jose, CA (October 25, 2022) – Gravitee.io, the open-source API management platform, and Solace, the leading enabler of event-driven architecture for real-time enterprises, today announced a strategic partnership that will see the companies bring to market a unified API management experience for synchronous RESTful and asynchronous event-driven APIs.
The API economy exploded with the proliferation of web applications and with the rise of digital businesses that need to expose and connect applications and assets using familiar architectural patterns and protocols like HTTP/ Representational State Transfer (REST). But the API economy is changing as event-driven architecture and asynchronous event-driven APIs are becoming increasingly important to companies that are striving to make their business processes, customer interactions and supply chains more real-time.
To best suit their unique application integration strategies, modern enterprises realistically require a "one stop shop” platform that can deliver a unified management approach to accessing, reusing and exposing both asynchronous event-driven and synchronous RESTful APIs.
Forrester advises that, “Many organizations struggle with legacy approaches to integration. This threatens the ability of IT to deliver innovations at the pace of business change. While APIs are a key part of addressing this challenge, event-driven architecture is also key. But more than that, events and APIs must be delivered as products with self-service in mind.” *
To meet this need, Gravitee and Solace have agreed to integrate Gravitee’s event-native API management platform with Solace’s event streaming and event management platform. This integration will enable customers to catalog, discover, request and grant access to asynchronous APIs in the same Gravitee environment they use to access their synchronous RESTful APIs and API products.
"This integration allows organizations to accelerate their modernization initiatives by securely connecting client and consumer applications across their enterprise in real-time via an event mesh powered by the Solace PubSub+ Platform," said Rory Blundell, chief executive officer at Gravitee. "This will enable organizations to manage, secure and govern their entire API and event landscape with one integrated solution."
On the Solace side, the company’s event broker, PubSub+ Event Broker, will handle all aspects of distributing event-driven information within the organization and to and from authorized external stakeholders, while the company’s event management tool, PubSub+ Event Portal, will enable the development and lifecycle management of event-driven APIs and Event API Products, all of which will be accessible via Gravitee’s Developer Portal.
Additionally, Gravitee will launch the Solace PubSub+ Event Broker connector, allowing Gravitee clients to leverage REST, Websockets, Webhooks and Server-Sent Events to communicate with the Solace PubSub+ Event Broker. By taking advantage of this, users will be able to apply rate limiting, transformations and other Gravitee API Gateway policies on top of Solace Event Broker capabilities.
“Companies need a way to stream events both within their organization and to and from external stakeholders and are looking to expose and even monetize them the same way they have productized REST APIs as API products,” said Denis King, chief executive officer at Solace. “This partnership gives customers a unified way of managing, exposing and reusing all of their APIs and API products, both RESTful and event-driven.”
Solace sees asynchronous, event-driven APIs becoming as important to enterprises as synchronous, RESTful APIs, and believes that API Management Platforms will need to quickly adapt to this new reality. As part of its commitment to helping API Management vendors modernize their offerings, Solace will soon be launching a partner program for API Management vendors looking to integrate their solutions with Solace’s EDA platform.
The companies will demonstrate the joint solution in Booth 228 at API World in San Jose and will provide a joint talk on mainstage Wednesday October 26th at 3pm.
* Source: Forrester Research "Case Study: Roche Drives Agility by Uniting Event-Driven Architecture and API-led Integration As One", David Mooter, July 1, 2022
Gravitee.io is the leading open source API platform, enabling worldwide developers and business users to build, manage and monitor their APIs. As a team we are driven by the purpose of giving customers effortless control over their growing API ecosystem and a strong belief in the ethos of open source. By understanding customers’ connectivity challenges and anticipating their needs, we provide the most intuitive platform for end-to-end API lifecycle management. Learn more at gravitee.io.
Solace helps large enterprises become modern and real-time by giving them everything they need to make their business operations and customer interactions event-driven. With PubSub+, the market's first and only event management platform, the company provides a comprehensive way to create, document, discover and stream events from where they are produced to where they need to be consumed – securely, reliably, quickly, and guaranteed. Behind Solace technology is the world's leading group of data movement experts, with over 20 years of experience helping global enterprises solve some of the most demanding challenges in a variety of industries – from capital markets, retail, and gaming to space, aviation, and automotive. Established enterprises such as SAP, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Canada, multinational automobile manufacturers such as Groupe Renault and Groupe PSA, and industry disruptors such as Jio use Solace's advanced event broker technologies to modernize legacy applications, deploy modern microservices, and build an event mesh to support their hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and IoT architectures. Learn more at solace.com.
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