20 Most Promising API Solution Providers - 2016

20 Most Promising API Solution Providers - 2016

Today, enterprises use APIs to monetize, reuse and share their core assets and extend the reach of their services. By offering external customers the entire spectrum of services via an API, organizations benefit from the innovations of new players who experiment with a variety of approaches and thereby generate new customers. The emergence of cloud computing, analytics, IoT, and consumerization of IT have greatly influenced the design and structure of APIs. In light of these innovations, RESTful APIs have come to existence to engage with ongoing and upcoming trends, used for myriad of purposes like auto documentation and auto tooling.

RESTful APIs help create a series of small modules providing developers the flexibility to address each component of the transaction. From enabling a smooth exchange of information to proposing on demand access to data and services, APIs and API management platforms provide the required translators to streamline the process. Enterprises are therefore using various APIs to apply definitions and implementations without compromising the interface. They are also harnessing APIs for a strategic and systematic way to fulfill their digital ambitions.

In the last few months, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs and analysts including the CIO Review editorial board has 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 the buyers with effective solutions that curb the challenges. We present to you 20 Most Promising API Solution Providers 2016.

Company Name

Company Description

3scale Provider of flexible solutions to easily open, distribute, control, and monetize APIs
Apiary Apiary is helping organizations to build, test, monitor, and document APIs easily and effortlessly
Apigee Apigee provides an intelligent API platform for digital business acceleration
BioDigital BioDigital is a health technology company who’s flagship product is the first 3D human body platform, empowering people around the world with a new format to understand health information and the human body
CloudMine CloudMine is a cloud-based platform offering products that connect and enable a better future in healthcare
digitalML Creating a standardized portfolio of services modeled on federated, centralized Canonical models and maximum reuse of common interfaces
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 ties together scattered data from different sources
LetterStream LetterStream is a printing and mailing service company providing customers with the ultimate mailing experience
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
Moxtra Moxtra provides a set of SDKs and APIs to enable any application’s users to instantly collaborate from within an application. By embedding messaging, documents, annotations and web conferencing, companies can bring their users and content together to grow their app usage, and lifetime customer value to overnight
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 Provides next generation Mobile Security Platform enabling businesses to embrace digital transformation
OpenIAM Specializes in identity and access management solutions in healthcare, insurance, education, telecommunications, retail, and a wide range of other industries
OpenLegacy Changing how API integration to legacy systems gets done by delivering solutions centered around on speed-to- execution blueprints to deliver timely support to mobile, cloud and B2B initiatives
Service Objects Service Objects is the leading contact validation service provider in the industry, protecting its customers from fraudulent, inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date data
WSO2 Provides lean, open-source API Platform to effectively reduce time and efforts with a faster ROI