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Google named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management

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We’re excited to share that Gartner has recognized Google (Apigee) as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management, marking the fifth time in a row we’ve earned this recognition. In this year’s report, Google (Apigee) is placed highest among all the vendors for the ability to execute. Download the full report here.

APIs are critical to enterprise business strategy because they let developers easily access, combine, and share valuable data and functionality, helping organizations adapt to disruption and reinvent to meet the digital needs of customers. Therefore, partnering with the right API management vendor is critical to building and scaling a successful API program, and we believe research from industry analyst firms like Gartner can help enterprises evaluate and choose the right solution.

We continue to be trusted by customers like Pitney Bowes and Experian for their most mission-critical programs. As part of our vision to accelerate enterprise digital transformations through APIs, Google (Apigee) is focused on enabling customers with comprehensive API management capabilities to accelerate application development, build API-powered digital ecosystems, and drive API economies. 

  • Building a platform business: API monetization enables enterprises  to unlock additional revenue streams and create ecosystems of developers and partners outside of the organization. By sharing valuable data and functionality with partners, enterprises can create more compelling digital products that combine their proprietary assets with complementary assets from outside the organization. This not only creates richer experiences for customers but can also expose a business to new channels and open new strategic opportunities.

  • Flexibility of multi-cloud and hybrid: For compliance, security, or stringent latency requirements, Apigee hybrid provides enterprises the flexibility to choose where to host APIs —on-premise, Google Cloud, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud. 

  • Fostering an API-first mindset: Google Cloud API Gateway helps enterprises get started with their API programs, and lets developers secure and manage their APIs built on Compute Engine, GKE, App Engine, and serverless backends (Cloud Functions and Cloud Run), all without having to worry about any of the infrastructure configuration or scaling.

  • Democratizing application development: As a part Business Application Platform, we arebringing together Apigeefull lifecycle API management and AppSheet no-code application development to empower all users to quickly build data-driven applications without coding. As a part of this vision,  we recently launched Apigee data source for AppSheet to provide a consistent way for AppSheet users to consume services, data, and functionality, via APIs, despite complex backends.

"Apigee has become the central nervous system for all communications between the digital core banking, the microservices, the front end, and the apps. Apigee has become our sun. Everything rotates around Apigee," says Kaspar Situmorang, executive vice president, Bank Rakyat Indonesia.

We also continue to provide strategic guidance and best practices for our customers with the Apigee Compass online assessment tool, That Digital Show podcast, API Program Excellence e-learning series, Day Zero initiative, and more.  We’re gratified to see Apigee positioned as a strategic partner for digital transformation in the latest Magic Quadrant. 

This reflects why large global brands like AccuWeather, Royal Bank of Canada, ABN Amro and Change Healthcare can trust Apigee to drive their API programs. Underscoring the strong business growth and customer momentum, Gartner also ranked Google (Apigee) as the leader in its latest Market Analysis for the fourth consecutive year: Full Life Cycle API Management, Worldwide, 2019 report (Published 27 July 2020).

The Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle Management is available for download here (requires an email address).

To learn more about Apigee, visit the website here.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management, 22 September 2020, Paolo Malinverno, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark O'Neill, John Santoro, Shameen Pillai, Akash Jain

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