Meric Aydonat

Meric Aydonat

Senior Product Manager for webMethods API Management at Software AG

Recent posts

  • Integration & APIs

    The battle of architectures: Monoliths vs. microservices

    You may have read a recent blog post from Amazon about how they achieved 90% cost savings by converting microservices applications into a monolith. This article from one of the early champions of microservices started a healthy discussion about microservices vs. monoliths. In this article, let's compare these two architectural styles to make an informed decision on when to use which.…

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    API Governance Best Practices

    Proliferation of APIs, API sprawl, multi-vendor API management landscape… These terms are often mentioned, proving that organizations are all-in on APIs. So many APIs are being created and made available it is becoming harder to keep track, manage, and secure all of them. That's why API governance is making a comeback with the hope of putting some structure around all…

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  • Integration & APIs

    How Visual Implementations Increase API Security

    APIs allow software applications to leverage data and functionality from other applications by facilitating their interactions. As a key component in microservice architectures, APIs open up applications to internal and external access, allowing you to integrate services and exchange data easily. However, while APIs may be valuable assets, they can quickly become a liability. Their endpoints are the most-exposed components…

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    API Governance and Security: A Power Couple

    API governance means setting up and enforcing the standards for security, compliance, style, metadata, lifecycle, taxonomy, and versioning. In today's fast-paced environment that requires quick decision-making and implementation, having to create standards and complying with those on a daily basis is seen as detrimental. Some projects drag on for years because of never-ending checks and balances as well as the…

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  • Integration & APIs

    Create a winning API Marketplace with a developer portal

    APIs are channels to open up an organization's data and capabilities. They create synergies between organizations or business units to grow the overall pie or to greatly increase the speed of delivery. To take advantage of these benefits, organizations are increasingly open to using APIs not necessarily created by their teammates. These APIs may be created by different business units…

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  • Integration & APIs

    What are API Marketplaces & Why Participate in One?

    APIs are the standard way of sharing data and capabilities in organizations as well as across organizations. They provide an interface and a contract to take advantage of other teams' resources. As a result, they create synergies and make it possible to create value that is greater than what a single team can create with only its own resources. These…

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    Integration & APIs

    Common misconceptions about API monetization

    APIs have well-established themselves as the standard way of creating value out of data and "API Economy" has become the buzzword for generating cash out of APIs. In order to take advantage of this trend and generate the most value out of API programs, you might be looking for effective ways to open your organization's data for business. API monetization…

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    Integration & APIs

    Developers are essential to API value creation

    The benefits of the API economy have been well established over the years, and today APIs are the go-to medium for unlocking your organization's data and capabilities to grow business. But to maximize the value between the end user and the API provider, you need a strong developer community.   If you’re not in the 1% of organizations where developers…

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  • Integration & APIs

    Is API management dead?

    API management is more important than ever for delivering a secure and consistent data strategy that can evolve with emerging requirements. But, as APIs take an increasingly critical role in digital interactions inside and outside your enterprise, you may be reexamining existing - and considering new - vendor solutions for managing them. The market has been traditionally shaped by the larger…

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  • Integration & APIs

    (Developer) Portal to the future

    The API economy has evolved to a degree where “old” API portals can no longer support them; companies now need portals that can align with more complex API strategies. API portals have been around for some time. Many API management vendors offer these platforms for API providers to list their APIs for application development. But, until now, these portals have been mostly black…

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