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Google Cloud named a Leader in the 2020 Forrester Wave for API Management Solutions

August 5, 2020
Amit Zavery

GM/VP, Head of Platform, Google Cloud

APIs are a critical component of any enterprise’s digital transformation strategy. They can drive customer engagement, accelerate time to market of new services, power innovation and unlock new business opportunities. Therefore, choosing the right API management platform is critical to running a successful API program, and research from industry analyst firms like Forrester Research can help enterprises evaluate and choose the right solution.

Today, we’re proud to share that Google Cloud has been recognized by Forrester as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2020. 

We believe this recognition is a testament to our continued strategic investments in product innovation and laser-sharp focus on the success of our customers. Today, six of the top 10 healthcare companies, seven of the top 10 retailers, five of the top 10 financial services companies and six of the top 10 telecom providers trust Apigee to drive their digital transformation efforts. Moreover, many global organizations that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic continued to invest in Apigee as they doubled-down on their digital strategy. 

In this report, Forrester assessed 15 API management solutions against a set of pre-defined criteria. In addition to being named a leader, Google Cloud received the highest possible score in the market presence category, and the strategy category criteria of product vision, and planned enhancements, and current offering criteria such as API user engagement, REST API documentation, formal lifecycle management, data validation and attack protection, API product management, and analytics and reporting.

“As a long-standing player in the market, Google Cloud has rich resources for educating customers and prospects on API business potential, including using them to create new ecosystem models. This shows in the product’s rich set of API product and pricing definition features,” according to the Forrester report. 

Forrester also noted that Google Cloud has deepened its integration of Apigee with other Google Cloud capabilities such as reCAPTCHA, machine learning and Istio-based service mesh. Forrester also noted that Google Cloud’s reference customers expressed high satisfaction with Apigee API management. 

We believe this reflects why large global brands like Nationwide Insurance, Philips, Pizza Hut, ABN Amro, Ticketmaster and Change Healthcare etc. partner with Google Cloud to drive their digital transformation programs. 

"What I've really appreciated about Apigee isn't just the functionality in the developer portal, but the guidance they provided on how we should roll out our API strategy and how we can think strategically about digital transformation using APIs," said Rick Schnierer, AVP, One IT Applications Business Solutions, Nationwide Insurance.

You can download the full The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2020 report here (requires an email address).

To learn more about Apigee, visit the website here.

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