What is Apigee API hub?

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Many organizations are challenged by the increasing number of APIs that they make and use. As the number of APIs increases, they become harder to track, which can lead to duplication rather than reuse, an expensive inefficiency. When APIs proliferate without design standards and governance checks, the API landscape grows inconsistent, slowing teams down, when a well-organized API program helps them go faster.

Apigee API hub enables you to consolidate and organize information about all of the APIs in your company's organization. It includes APIs at all stages of their lifecycle, from design and implementation through deprecation and retirement. This allows developers to discover and leverage the work of other teams wherever possible. It also allows API platform teams to better manage their portfolio of APIs.

API hub allows developers to upload and share descriptions of APIs that are either currently available or in development. These descriptions include standard formats like OpenAPI, the Google API Discovery Service Format, and the Protocol Buffers Language.

Benefits

API hub allows developers to:

  • Discover and explore the full inventory of API assets
  • Quickly find existing APIs
  • Easily add APIs
  • Minimize API duplication
  • Follow consistent standards
  • Identify API dependencies and improve supportability for apps

But perhaps most importantly, bringing everything about APIs together into one place can accelerate the consistency and utilization of an API portfolio. With organization-wide visibility, many find they need less explicit governance even as their APIs become more standardized and easy to use.

Architecture

You interact with the API registry through the API hub to view and manage your organization's APIs. Your role determines the actions you can take.

What's next?

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