The API economy of REST services has a supply side and a demand side. Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the demand side. There are now many options for setting up various mobile and web apps to consume services and data via REST (like our own Tiggzi mobile app platform). But, what about the supply side?
Many enterprises have services and data within their own firewalls that they would like to expose through REST API services. If there were a way to make this easier for enterprises, the API economy would get a significant boost through rapid expansion on the supply side.
The REST4Enterprise Solution
That’s where Exadel comes in with REST4Enterprise. We’re taking this process of exposing internal assets and making it into an easily managed platform that can be installed for any enterprise. With our platform, you can use a straightforward UI to configure how enterprise assets will be exposed as REST API services. Then, a run-time engine takes care of “publishing” the assets as REST services.
See for yourself. REST4Enterprise is available now as a free beta that works with SQL databases (other assets to come). You can watch a demo video, download the installer, or join the discussion community…all from one info page.