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API Management with Apigee

Nov. 15, 2021

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Heiner Gamboa

Today’s world is more connected than ever, from our websites to mobile apps and IoT devices. To ease the development of these hyper-connected systems we have been using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for decades now.

APIs have become a requirement for building digital businesses, but modern systems have grown more complex than ever causing companies to require even more features from their APIs, companies now have to consider everything from Security, to Monitoring, Analysis, Monetization and many more when developing their APIs.

Such an API implementation can prove to be a huge challenge, even more, when dealing with tight go-live deadlines. So, what if we could delegate all of this overhead to an API management tool? Well, Google’s Apigee provides such a solution.

Apigee is a platform for developing and managing APIs. By fronting services with a proxy layer, Apigee provides an abstraction or facade for your backend service APIs and provides security, rate limiting, quotas, analytics, and more.

High-level architecture

As the image shows, Apigee consists of the following primary components:

  • Apigee services: The APIs that you use to create, manage, and deploy your API proxies.
  • Apigee runtime: A set of containerized runtime services in a Kubernetes cluster that Google maintains. All API traffic passes through and is processed by these services.

In addition, Apigee uses other components including:

  • GCP services: Provides identity management, logging, analytics, metrics, and project management functions.
  • Back-end services: Used by your apps to provide runtime access to data for your API proxies.

Here's a more granular image showing the connection between your Cloud project and Google services over a private peering network:

How does Apigee stand out?

Apigee is usually ranked #1 in online ranking websites, including the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Getting started

Choose any of the following to start your Apigee journey:

Darumatic’s API Development & Management Services

At Darumatic we care about our clients, we can help your business thrive in today’s hyper-connected world.

For this we offer API development and management services, as well as a an Apigee CLI tool that provides a simpler command-line experience with CI/CD and SSO features in mind.

Contact us at hello@darumatic.com if your interesting in taking your API workflow to the next level!

Founded in February 2017, Darumatic is a Sydney based IT Company with a strong desire to improve the status quo of every IT Organisation by "building better software". Our mission and our motto.

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