English Original:Oracle Acquires Apiary to Strengthen its API Integration Cloud
Oracle announced plans to acquire Apiary on January 19, An API management company specializing in API design and collaboration.ApiaryThe best known isAPI flow, Its API management platform.
Oracle has not announced plans to use Apiary, thoughFAQClearly states that there are no plans to shut down the service: "Oracle is committed to protecting and enhancing the customer investment in the Apiary solution. After the transaction is completed, Oracle plans to continue to invest in Apiary and Oracle's integrated cloud API. We expect more functionality to be available at a faster rate. In addition, Apiary customers will benefit from the Apiary and other Oracle products better integration and cooperation. & Rdquo;
In 2016, Oracle acquired a large number of cloud-based services, such asNetSuite, & Lt;OPowerwithLogfire. As Oracle adds more service offerings to its cloud service portfolio, API growth and its management are unavoidable.Oracle said, Through this acquisition, Apiary in API design and management of the advantages will complement its API security, monetization and analysis of the advantages.
Oracle's acquisition is another example of consolidation in the API management space, with three major acquisitions in 2016. Redhat in JulyAcquired 3scale, Google in SeptemberAcquired Apigee, Rogue Wave in NovemberAcquired Akana.
In the area of API management, there are many factors that drive this acquisition. An important reason isAPI is to promote the digital transformation of the key factors. "APIs provide a new way for companies to connect their existing assets with their customers, partners and employees," said MasonSoft founder Ross Mason. "Another reason is that developersMore and more like to useMicro servicesAs its application architecture. APIs are the cornerstone of this architecture, where services interact through APIs. One of the original founders of CloudFoundryMicroservices.ioWeb site author Chris Richardson said: & ldquo;The micro-service design pattern requires an API gateway.Another big trigger isInternet of things.APIs will be integrated with the Internet of Things, Which will help the growth of APIs that need to be managed effectively.
Financial details of the transaction between Oracle-Apiary were not disclosed. Founded in 2011, Apiary has so far raised more than $ 8 million in funding, most recently in August 2015Received $ 6.8 million in funding. Oracle said the deal has not yet been completed, but because Apiary is a private enterprise, the transaction should be relatively simple.