The Forrester Wave: API Management Solutions, Q42016

The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

By Randy Heffner, with Christopher Mines and Amanda LeClair

November 14, 2016

Forrester:  Why Read This Report

In our 27-criteria evaluation of API management solution providers, we looked for solutions that can stand on their own, independent of the vendor’s other offerings. We identified the 14 most significant providers of such solutions — Akana, Apigee, Axway, CA Technologies, IBM, Mashape, Microsoft, MuleSoft, Red Hat, Sensedia, Software AG, TIBCO Software, Tyk Technologies, and WSO2 — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choice for their environment.


Key Takeaways

IBM, Akana, Apigee, And CA Technologies Have The Deepest And Broadest Functionality. Forrester’s research uncovered a diverse market;  buyers might have a variety of reasons to choose a given vendor. IBM, Akana, Apigee, and CA lead with the broadest and deepest solutions. Axway, WSO2, MuleSoft, Software AG, TIBCO, Sensedia, and Red Hat offer competitive options with rich features.

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