Oracle buys Apiary

On January 19, 2017, Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Apiary, which creates the most comprehensive API Integration Cloud by adding the leading API design and governance solution. The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently.

Apiary’s pioneering APIFlow solution provides the framework and tools for developing application programming interfaces (APIs) that share enterprise services and data and help create modern, cloud-based applications and experiences. APIFlow spans the API creation lifecycle, including design, governance, testing, and documentation, while supporting API Blueprint and OpenAPI industry standards. Apiary has helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs and products that their customers and partners love to use.

Together, Oracle and Apiary will help companies thrive in the digital economy by comprehensively managing connectivity complexity and API proliferation. Oracle’s existing API Integration Cloud already enables companies to secure, consume, monetize, and analyze APIs. Apiary provides the front-end solution for designing, creating and governing APIs and the combination will deliver the most complete API creation and management platform in the cloud.

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API Cloud Platform Service Introduction – SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – August 30th 2016

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Attend our August edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on August 30th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

Learn about the API Platform Cloud Service, built for modern API Management!
Come learn about our new API Platform Cloud Service and how it provides the modern API Management Experience!  Robert Wunderlich, PM for API Management and Integration will join us to discuss this new offering that is coming soon!

  • API Management Service on Oracle Public Cloud
  • Developer Portal that is fully customizable with company branding
  • Integration with an API Design leader
  • Industry proven gateway that can run on Oracle Public Cloud, other clouds and on-premises

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· Oracle OpenWorld 2015 update

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Service Bus enabling API Management by Tshepo Madigage

 

clip_image002Two of the most important questions businesses are asking themselves when launching new application infrastructure projects are:

  1. What steps do we need to take to elevate our initial “services infrastructure” into a “shared services infrastructure” supporting spikes in loads, improving high service availability, introducing agility, and simplifying manageability?
  2. As our infrastructure begins to expand beyond our firewalls to incorporate more third-party cloud services into mission critical projects, are we prepared to manage the increase in service response latency time and risk?

Oracle Service Bus – an integral part of Oracle SOA Suite – is proven, lightweight integration Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Oracle Service Bus simplifies integration and improves time-to-market for new business services by replacing complex point-to-point integration with a single service virtualisation connection. Instead of disparate integration tool kits throughout your enterprise, Oracle Service Bus delivers a common standards-based integration solution spanning public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises applications and services. Oracle Service Bus allows you to achieve value more quickly with simple, code-free, configuration-based integration and supports rapid mobile enablement of smartphones and tablets.

As mobile and the Internet of Things continue to digitize all kinds of products and services, APIs are an essential component in securely connecting applications with devices. The newly released Oracle API Manager provides easy-to-use facilities for annotating and publishing REST and SOAP services as APIs to a developer portal where application developers can discover, test, register and subscribe to these APIs, as well as track API performance. It is available on-premises today and will soon be available as a component of Oracle’s rapidly expanding cloud services portfolio. Additionally, Oracle API Catalog simplifies the publication of API services that are developed in Oracle and other sources. Read the complete article here.

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API Management Implementation 12c Book Overview by Luis Augusto Weir

 

clip_image002Digital transformation is at the core of every business strategy regardless of what type of business an organisation is in. Companies that embark on a on a digital transformation journey are able to create innovative and disruptive solutions that are capable of delivering a much richer, unified and personalised user experience, at a lower cost. They are able to engage the customer in a seamless fashion through many channels such as mobile apps, responsive websites and social media. Organisations that adopt innovative digital business models gain considerable competitive advantage over those that don’t.
The fundamental driver for digital transformation is the ability to unlock key information assets and business functionality, which is often hidden inside an organisation’s enterprise systems and in SOA based web services which are only internally accessible. To materialise these assets, organisations need to build web based Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that not only provide standard, lightweight web access to these assets but also do so in a secured and controlled fashion. The lightweight nature and ease of use of these web APIs, ensure that they soon become the main mechanism for accessing information and functionality that is needed to build mobile applications, responsive websites and other cloud based solutions.
API management is the discipline that governs the software development lifecycle of APIs. It defines the tools and processes needed to build, publish and operate APIs including the management of the community of developers around it. Read the complete article here.

 

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Podcast Show Notes: Oracle API Management Implementation by Bob Rhubart-Oracle

 

clip_image001This 4-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast brings together the authors of the upcoming Packt Publishing book Oracle API Management 12c Implementation for a discussion of what has changed in Enterprise IT to make APIs so important, and what architects and developers need to know to take advantage.

  • Listen to Part 1: APIs have been around forever. So why has API Management become so important?
  • Listen to Part 2: API management and service management are two different things. it’s important to understand the differences.
  • Listen to Part 3: What API developers need to know in order to take advantage of the growing market for APIs.
  • Listen to Part 4: The authors of Oracle API Management 12c Implementation talk about what they know now that they didn’t know when they started work on the book.
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Yes, Oracle API Gateway Can Protect Your Web Application, Too by Marcelo Parisi

 

clip_image001This article by Marcelo Parisi examines basic concepts of web application security using Oracle API Gateway, using an XSS Injection issue and an SQL Injection issue to demonstrate how Oracle API Gateway can bring value to these scenarios.

The topic of Web application security never gets old. Some of the main associated challenges are related to detection and prevention of XSS Injection and SQL Injection. Such vulnerabilities are usually exploited through web application url parameters or user input fields in HTML forms.

While Oracle API Gateway has been used mainly to protect Web Services, RESTFul APIs and other kinds of services, its filtering and hardening mechanisms make it a powerful tool in a web application protection scenario.

In this article we’ll examine some basic concepts of web application security using Oracle API Gateway. We’ll work on an XSS Injection issue and on a SQL Injection issue to demonstrate how Oracle API Gateway can bring value to these scenarios.

The applications used here to demonstrate the issues were custom made for this article and are deployed in an Oracle WebLogic Server 12c environment with no clustering. The SQL Injection demonstration application uses a datasource connected to an Oracle Database 11gR2. The application reads data from the database’s simple three-column table and prints in the screen. The XSS Injection application prints only the user form input field value in the screen. These applications have no real-life use and are only some code samples for demonstration purposes.

We’ll not be covering infrastructure installation in this article. We’ll be using two servers, one with Oracle API Gateway installed on it, and the other one with the application running on Oracle WebLogic Server 12c.

Infrastructure

As mentioned before, building the infrastructure is out of this document’s scope. In this section we’ll just see what the infrastructure used to demonstrate the concepts looks like. Read the complete article here.

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API Gateway (OAG) : Concept & marriage with SOA & Mobile by Sudipto Desmukh

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Oracle API Gateway is a standards-based, policy-driven, standalone software security solution that provides first line of defense in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) environments.

It enables organizations to securely and rapidly adopt Cloud, Mobile and SOA Services by bridging the gaps and managing the interactions between all relevant systems.

Oracle Web Services Manager(OWSM) is generally used for application security of a particular service,most customers have any use cases around DMZ or Perimeter Security for Web Services. This product serves as a part of the enterprise security solution.

This would be typically for customers needing access to web services from the internet, similar to how we access a web application. OAG can do a  lot of validations
and route the requests only once those checks have passed. This may also be a typical use case for Mobile Applications which use REST Web Services at the backend.

I have seen a strong value in this security product for all SOA and Mobile projects.

Here’s a high-level request flow :

There are many advantages that OAG can provide :

–   Authentication, Authorization (Leverages existing LDAP like AD ; existing IDM platforms for this – RSA AM, CA Site Minder, Oracle Access Mgr) Read the complete article here.

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APIs Take Center Stage in Digital Business webcast on-demand

 

clip_image002More and more organizations today are transforming their IT organizations to run as digital businesses: developing digital experiences for their customers, better integrating systems across Mobile and Cloud, and connecting their customers in new innovative ways.
At the atomic level of every Digital Business architecture is one thing: APIs. APIs can make organizations more responsive, more agile and more connected to the needs of their customers.
But what does it take to manage APIs in your organization? How can they be secured to reduce risk? What are the strategies for developing and discovering new APIs?
Attend this webcast and learn:

  • Oracle’s new product strategy for API Management including new products like Oracle API Manager, Oracle API Catalog.
  • How to streamline publication, discovery and subscription of key enterprise APIs and provides run-time metrics on API performance.
  • Best practices of API Management with real-world case studies.

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Podcast Show Notes: API Management Roundtable by OTN

 

clip_image001The topic of API Management is getting hotter by the minute. In this four-part OTN ArchBeat Podcast four experts discuss what’s behind the increased interest, and offer some suggestions on how you can make API Management… well, manageable. Listen to the podcast here.

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Building a Scalable, Highly Available Oracle API Gateway 11g Infrastructure in a Cloud Environment by Marcelo Parisi

clip_image002Introduction

One of the major challenges that companies face in adopting a cloud computing platform is the secure provisioning of services in the cloud. Oracle API Gateway (OAG) 11g can be a very powerful tool in this sense, since it focuses on service protection, with authentication mechanisms, message encryption, and security/policy functionalities.

In this article, we will see how to create a cloud-based OAG infrastructure, with high-availability and scalability support. Both high-availability and scalability operations will be covered here. We’ll be using virtual machines (VMs) and storage concepts, along with OAG and Oracle Traffic Director (OTD). While a physical load balancer will also be necessary, its configuration is beyond the scope of this article.

The service infrastructure—Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus or any other kind of service provider environment that needs to be exposed in a secure manner through the environment we’ll be building—will also not be covered in this article.

This article assumes a Network File System (NFS) v4 and Network Information Service/Lightweight Directory Service Protocol (NIS/LDAP) compliant environment. If you don’t support it, the article will indicate the changes so that you can run on a NFSv3 environment without NIS/LDAP.

There is no capacity planning or sizing work done on this article. The number of CPUs, memory and filesystem size are all just for demonstration purposes and should be revisited in a production environment.

OAG and OTD documentation should always be consulted. This document is not intended to replace any of the product’s official documentation.

Finally, please note that OTD is supported only in Exalogic environments.

Infrastructure Architecture

In this article, we’re going to build a brand new infrastructure from scratch to support this environment. We’ll consider two VMs for OTD and, initially, three VMs for OAG, one of them for administration purposes only. The environment infrastructure architecture will resemble the architecture in Figure 1, below:

As you can see, we have high availability on both the OTD layer and the OAG layer. Both layers are scalable either horizontally or vertically. This article discusses scalability only on the OAG layer.

We’re going to create five VMs—three for OAG, with Oracle Linux 5.6; two with Oracle Linux 6.6 for OTD. I suggest using VM Templates or cloning to make this task easier. The VMs’ configuration should resemble the table in Figure 2, below: Read the complete article here.

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