Monitoring APIs Gets Easier with the New API Health

By CIOReview | Thursday, June 25, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: To make the monitoring of the APIs (application programming interfaces) that are powering the mobile and Web applications easier for organizations, Apigee, developer of API platform for digital business, announces API Health, new software-as-a-service.

API Health collects key statistics on APIs by making calls into those APIs from globally distributed probes that measure not just their response times, but also their response accuracy. It lets users create probes by linking multiple API calls where subsequent calls depend on the output of previous ones. This capability is important for modeling complex user experiences that depend on apps making a sequence of API calls to complete a single user interaction.

Apigee Edge, built on Java that enables one to provide secure access to one’s services with a well-defined API, is integrated with API Health. Customers can use the built-in API analytics in Apigee Edge to analyze the traffic generated by API Health to get a more complete end-to-end view of their APIs.

API Health delivers a standard set of key information on any API- including third party APIs- so that development and operations teams  know whether the APIs they depend on are working or not. Apigee’s intelligent API platform enables organizations to securely deliver and manage APIs, with agility at scale, as part of a digital business.

The data collected from the globally distributed probes lets DevOps teams compare differences in success rates and response times of a given API as seen from the around the world locations.

API Health service is designed to help organizations detect and prevent the potential consequences of bad API performance. Speaking on the occasion, Anant Jhingran, Chief Technology Officer at Apigee says, “While there are some expensive and complex monitoring tools on the market, many of our customers have expressed interest in a simple service that can help track their APIs and notify them of key variances. We are committed to helping every business be a digital business through APIs, and API Health makes API monitoring easier and less painful for any organization.”