Vasyl Soloshchuk
30 December 2021

5 Ways API Can Streamline Your Business

During the coronavirus pandemic, digital transformation has received a huge boost and accelerated immensely. From everyday routine to corporate processes, we switch to mobile apps and expect to connect in a few clicks. Now services interact more than ever, and businesses and organizations have to keep up by integrating services both internally and externally—to maximize productivity and offer the best experience to their clients. API is at the core of these processes.

With cloud services now on the rise, the demand for integration is growing, and the interest in APIs is getting stronger. How can APIs benefit your business?

Adapting to the modern world

Application programming interface (API) establishes a connection to products and services and allows them to communicate.To exchange information easily and avoid the efforts of data conversion transactions, services within the framework of microservices use an API that conforms to a common set of rules, like a RESTful API. An API allows services to function without additional layers of integration and enables fast delivery of updates and new features.

Each service is distinct and separate. It can be replaced, improved, or removed with no impact on any other service in the architecture. Being organized in such a way, the architecture helps with optimizing distributed or cloud resources and supports dynamic scalability for individual services.

Simplifying app development

If you create applications, using APIs can simplify development and save time and money. Instead of starting from scratch with a service, it is possible to integrate the existing services that customers already know and have become accustomed to. Other benefits of utilizing APIs in app development are flexibility, simple design, effortless administration and use.

Saving time is a crucial advantage: responding to new market challenges and keeping pace with the domain transformation is key to staying ahead of the competitors.

Influencers about API opportunities

With APIs, it’s easier than ever not only to create new applications but also to integrate services quickly. According to Bernard Harguindeguy, the CTO at Ping Identity, by establishing partnerships, you’ll be able to deliver a highly functional product with impressive flexibility.

While APIs certainly provide enticing opportunities, there are some challenges to face too. Tyler Jewell, the managing director at Dell Technologies Capital, said, “The momentum behind containers, serverless, multi-cloud and APIs is increasing into this year, so the world will probably double the number of endpoints that are generated. This is going to create all sorts of new problems that need to be solved: autonomous management of APIs, ML-assisted development tools to improve coder productivity, new programming languages and cloud abstractions to remove complexity.”

However, the benefits may be absolutely worth paving the way to them: Harguindeguy described the future possibilities of the API economy as “exponential.” Open integration and industry-specific regulations shaping API ecosystems are only some of the API trends for 2022.

Let’s take a look at how APIs work and streamline the development processes.