SOURCE: Apigee


September 30, 2014 09:00 ET

Apigee Named a Leader Among API Management Solutions by Independent Research Firm

Apigee Recognized for Its Comprehensive Solution and Standout Analytics

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2014) - Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital business, today announced that it has been named a Leader in "The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014" report by Forrester Research, Inc. Apigee was among the select companies Forrester invited to participate in this independent report, which evaluated the 11 most significant API management solutions across 40 criteria. Forrester included Apigee as a Leader in API management, citing it to be particularly strong in analytics and its comprehensive solution that includes value-added functions.

"Apigee's standout feature is its analytics and it is well-rounded across other criteria and the only vendor to have full capabilities in three of our added value feature criteria: API hosting, mobile app support and turnkey billing," noted the Forrester report.

The report also stated, "Thus, considering the added-value features along with the primary criteria, Apigee's solution has the most consistent across-the-board functionality."

Forrester employs a rigorous process to create a Forrester Wave. Highlights include generating a detailed taxonomy of product attributes, gathering and validating data, and creating the Forrester Wave graphic where the vendors evaluated are placed in one of four categories: "Leaders," "Strong Contenders," "Contenders," and "Risky Bets."

In a separate report, "Applying The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014," Forrester published API management vendor evaluations customized for a few common buying scenarios.

Apigee was also acknowledged as a Leader in this report, receiving the top score for current offering in the "API Service Providers" scenario -- the use case for organizations whose API strategy is to create a new source of revenue by charging for use of its APIs. In addition, Apigee was named a Leader in the "Mobile App Support Scenario," the use case where API management is deployed solely to support an enterprise mobile app initiative.

"We are proud to be recognized by Forrester as a leader in API management solutions from among a select group of vendors," said Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor. "Apigee Edge has been built from the ground up for the needs of modern, data-driven digital businesses, which includes end-to-end analytics and enterprise-grade capabilities for the entire API lifecycle. Demand for digital business technologies is exploding, and we are ready and excited to work with enterprises across industries to help them compete in today's accelerated digital world."

Apigee Edge is a purpose-built API platform that provides everything businesses need to manage the digital value chain from API exposure to API consumption -- and to measure the success of an API program with end-to-end analytics. Edge includes three components: API Services, Developer Services and Analytics Services.

Apigee Edge is part of Apigee's product portfolio for digital businesses. Apigee also offers Apigee Insights, a powerful big data predictive analytics platform that helps businesses anticipate and meet the needs of individual customers with adaptive apps.

Complimentary copies of the "The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014" and "Applying The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014," research reports are available here.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today's connected mobile world. Many of the world's largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world's most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

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