Update (Jun2019): We did it again! Here's the latest!
(Below is the original post from 2018)Thanks for making IBM's API Management the undisputed #1
IBM's API Connect solution had steadily grown its presence in the API Management market to become the undisputed leader in the IDC Worldwide Integration Middleware and API Management Software Market Shares, 2017: Business Is Booming Including License Revenue, July 2018 report*. Thank You!
We couldn't have achieved this market success without the hundreds of clients who have partnered with IBM and selected our API Connect solution to power their digital transformations. Thank you especially to our sponsor user clients who have worked with us to shape the product. Companies like Fiat Chrysler Automotive, United Airlines, UPS, Aetna, Citi Bank, Cuna Mutual, Michigan State and countless others who have shared your API experiences and amazing business results at industry events.
You can download the IDC report here - Worldwide Integration Middleware and API Management Software Market Shares, 2017: Business Is Booming Including License Revenue
Note: the API Management section starts on page 10. The full report covers all Integration Middleware and IBM is number 1 in this area as well. Undisputed, really?
Yes, really. IDC reports IBM's market share in API Management is almost twice the nearest competitor, with the highest growth rate of the top 3 vendors.
Big deal, what is in it for me?
Wow, tough audience ;-) But a fair question.
Think about your own companies or organizations, and you'll likely agree, "success begets success". The leading companies across all industries have put their trust in IBM for their API strategy.
Products that are successful get additional investments in the next budget cycle. This allows the product to innovate faster, close gaps faster and close customer requirements faster. This leads to acquiring new customers faster, which feeds into additional investments and the growth cycle continues. There is also the benefit of more users to collaborate with across companies, and more skills available for the solution in the marketplace. I hope you'll agree these are benefits for you, and why clients often pick the #1 share vendor.
Once again, thank you to the clients and partners that made this possible.
We look forward to working with you on your API management strategy with IBM API Connect.
To understand more about IBM’s thoughts on the API Economy visit the IBM API Economy website
. IBM API Connect is IBM’s complete foundation to Create, Run, Manage, and Secure APIs. You can find more information about IBM API Connect at the API Connect website
. And you can also experience a trial version
of API Connect.
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*Source: IDC Worldwide Integration Middleware and API Management Software Market Shares, 2017: Business Is Booming Including License Revenue, IDC #US43938218, July 2018#experienceAPIs#APIConnect#ibmapimgt#BusinessStrategy#apis#APIManagement#api_strategy#ibm#APIConnect#api_economy#APIEconomy#API#FirstLook#apistrategy#apimgt#api_management#think_apis