CA Technologies announced that it has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management for the 6th consecutive time. The report evaluated CA Technologies for its ability to execute and completeness of vision, which included evaluation of the company’s CA API Management portfolio.
“Every successful business leverages an agile architecture built on APIs and Microservices to build better apps faster,” said Rahim Bhatia, general manager, Developer Products, CA Technologies. “We believe this recognition from Gartner further validates the strategy and strength of our market-leading solutions that include the design, development, testing, security, management and monitoring capabilities of APIs. Through our Full Lifecycle API Management, Microservices and IoT solutions we feel we’re able to help every modern software factory deliver better experiences and meet evolving business objectives for revenue growth.”
According to Gartner, “Leaders are vendors that execute strongly and that lead and influence the market. Recent entrants to this market that have a limited record of execution are less likely to be Leaders. The same applies to strongly executing vendors that are overly cautious about innovation and risk. The most distinctive attribute of Leaders is that they are able to address the widest variety of API use cases: internal (application-to-application), B2B, B2C, on-premises and in the cloud, and everything from traditional, next-generation SOA “Mode 1” projects to the most dynamic, agile and digital-driven “Mode 2” undertakings. For further details, see the associated Critical Capabilities report.
“The advent of sweeping digital transformation and the platform/ecosystem business model have put API programs on CIOs’ agendas. They also require the attention of higher management (see “Articulating the Business Value of APIs”). API programs frequently start small with innovative ideas, and might involve a few hackathons before they take off, but then they need to execute really fast.
CA API Management is a comprehensive set of products that helps organizations achieve digital transformation by unlocking the value of data and empowering developers to grow the business and capitalize on new opportunities. CA API Management includes CA Live API Creator, CA API Gateway, CA Mobile API Gateway, CA API Developer Portal, CA Microgateway,CA API Management SaaS #1 ranked on ITCentral Station.
According to the report, Gartner says “innovation is out there, but in order to get fresh ideas, you need to publish the right APIs and aim to create new business value, which is ultimately what digital business is about.”
In the report, vendors were evaluated on completeness of vision and ability to execute. For this report, under completeness of vision evaluation criteria, Gartner includes market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation, and geographic strategy.
While under ability to execute evaluation criteria for Product/Service, Gartner segments the providers’ capabilities product/service criteria into five categories which correspond to stages in an API’s life cycle: planning and initial design, implementation and testing, deploy and run (basic), deploy and run (advanced), versioning and retirement.
“Digital initiatives based on APIs are all about providing scalable, reliable connectivity between data, people, apps and devices. We believe this recognition demonstrates our effort to give customers access to advanced functionality for back-end integration, mobile optimization, cloud orchestration and developer management to create and adapt to modern architectures,” continued Bhatia.