This initial EMA foray into the API economy reveals the state of the market as it is today. As APIs increasingly become the connection methodology of choice, requirements and products will continue to evolve.
However, one thing is already certain: APIs are now essential to doing business. Usage will continue to grow, which means that Machine to Machine (M2M) API interactions will increasingly become the norm. Without adequate tooling, such interactions are extremely difficult to manually support. Considering the high levels of business criticality of these key services, API Gateways and platforms make good business sense.