New eBook: Beyond ESB Architecture with APIs
Powering interactions via apps requires a new architecture. Companies today seek to leverage the latest forms of mobile and rich-client engagement to build new experiences. In recent years, apps have transformed from the means of content access and data entry to being the primary channels of interaction between a company and its customers and employees.
This transformation has significant implications for enterprise architecture, which now must move from delivering web applications as the primary interaction channel to powering interactions in a secure, performant, and data-leveraged way across multiple interactive touch points, of which the web is just one. Although the ESB plays a critical role in the enterprise architecture, it is designed for a completely different set of concerns than are present at the API tier. Our new eBook Beyond ESB Architecture with APIs describes why an API tier is critical in today's enterprise architecture.