Learn how to successfully implement API management using Oracle's API Management Solution 12c
About This Book
Explore the key concepts, goals, and objectives of API Management and learn how to implement it using the Oracle API Management Solution
Understand the concepts and objectives of the Application Service Governance (ASG), along with the governance framework that encompasses people, processes, and technology
Get to grips with API Management readiness assessments, gap analysis, digital reference architecture, and implementation roadmaps
Who This Book Is For
This book is for Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Technical Architects, and SOA and API consultants who want to successfully implement API Management using the Oracle API Management Solution products.
What You Will Learn
Understand how to manage a set of APIs
Discover the differences and similarities between API Management and SOA Governance, and where and how these two disciplines converge into Application Services Governance (ASG)
Grasp information about ASG and how to define an ASG governance framework
Understand the challenges for organizations looking to expose APIs to the external world. Identify common scenarios and how to solve them
Define an Oracle API management deployment topology
Install and configure Oracle API Catalog (OAC), Oracle API Manager (OAPIM), and Oracle API Gateway (OAG)
Learn about API subscriptions and API community management with the OAPIM portal
Implement Oracle API Manager (OAPIM) including creation, publishing, management and deprecation of APIs
Oracle SOA Governance is a comprehensive, service-orientated governance solution that is designed to make the transition to SOA easier. API management is the discipline that governs the software development lifecycle of APIs. It defines the tools and processes needed to build, publish and operate APIs including the management of the community of developers around it.
This book illustrates how to successfully implement API Management in your organization. To achieve this, the importance of defining an API management strategy and implementation roadmap so that capabilities are implemented in the right order and timeframes is described.
It starts by describing all of the fundamental concepts around API Management and related disciplines such as SOA Governance and DevOps in order to dispel the confusion surrounding these topics.
The book then takes you on the journey of implementing API Management, using a realistic case study of an organization that needs an API Management solution. You will start by identifying the key business drivers to implement APIs and then create an API Management strategy and a roadmap to realize this strategy.
You'll then go through a number of use cases, each focused on addressing specific business requirements. These will help you understand each of the Oracle API Management products, how they fit into an overall architecture, and how to implement them.
The book concludes by providing some tips and guidelines around defining a deployment topology for the Oracle API Management products and the steps to install them.
Style and approach
This book is a comprehensive guide to successfully implementing a complete API Management solution from inception to implementation. The initial chapters introduce you to Oracle SOA Governance and API Management and from there, chapters are mainly hands-on and provide a full step-by-step walkthrough of how to implement the products of the Oracle API management solution to address realistic use cases.
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