20 Most Promising API Solution Providers - 2015

With today’s mobile-first, cloud first world, APIs are paving the path for innovative business scenarios across industry verticals. Be it customer relationship management or retail, APIs are turning out to be the means to connect the unconnected. It makes the process of information exchange easy, which allows applications to communicate and move information between programs.

 Organizations are using APIs to enhance work value, monetize, reuse and share their core assets to extend the reach of existing services. . It speeds up the platform access and directs a more efficient management of platform security and help organizations co-opt with other service providers. APIs ensure compliance and help successful integration and interoperability. However, the main challenge for the API industry today is to stay effective for software and services development. Therefore enterprises are using different style of APIs to be able to apply definitions and implementations without compromising the interface.

 Organizations are also harnessing relatively new style of APIs as a strategic and systematic way to support the fulfillment of their digital ambitions. In the last few months a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts including CIO Review editorial board reviewed the top companies in the API domain, and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling industry challenges.

The selection panel looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill needs of buyers with effective solutions that curb the challenges. We present to you 20 Most Promising API Solution Providers.

Company Name

Company Description

3scale Provider of flexible solutions to easily open, distribute, control, and monetize APIs
Akana An IT services and solution provider in the field of API management, security, SOA governance, cloud integration, and microservices
Apiary Apiary is helping organizations to build, test, monitor, and document APIs easily and effortlessly
Apigee Apigee provides the intelligent API platform for digital business acceleration
digitalML Creating a standardized portfolio of services modeled on federated, centralized Canonical models and maximum reuse of common interfaces
DreamFactory Provider of the DreamFactory open source REST API back-end, a platform providing RESTful services for mobile, Web, and IoT applications
Fiorano Provider of digital business backplane and enterprise integration middleware, high performance messaging and peer-to-peer distributed systems to organizations
FullContact Delivers a contact platform,enriches and tiestogether scattered data from different sources
Loop AI Labs Working to radically change how machines can autonomously learn and understand the human world, mirroring the same learning process that humans use
MachineShop An API-centric IoT platform company that simplifies the way organizations access, understand and act upon real world events in real time
MailChimp A provider of developer-friendly API that enables greater flexibility and efficiency across the system architectures
MuleSoft Offering integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API in the cloud or on-premises
Nevatech Offers a flexible API and SOA Governance software platform that promotes integration through API and SOA standards
Nexmo Providing communication APIs that bridge traditional voice and text services with cloud communications
Nexright Providing API strategy and consulting services to help organizations fuel their mobile, multichannel and cloud strategies
Onegini Onegini delivers an easy to use solution including all the security standards and monitoring tools so the mobile Apps can access an enterprises’ data
SmartBear Provider of tools for collaborative development, functional testing, performance testing, and performance monitoring across APIs, mobile, web and desktop
StreamScape Technologies StreamScape Technologies specialize in SOA, System Integration and Event Stream Processing technologies for Financial Service and Electronic Commerce
TIBCO A major provider of infrastructure and business intelligence software
WSO2 Provides lean, open-source API Platform to effectively reduce time and efforts with a faster ROI