Mashery Positioned in the “Visionaries” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies

Mashery, a leading provider of API (Application Programming Interface) management technology and services, today announced today it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies.”1

To be considered for this Magic Quadrant, vendors “must market comprehensive technology for SOA (service oriented architecture) governance policy management, and/or around registries and repositories across the artifact (service or other type of reusable) life cycle, from planning through design, operation, maintenance and retirement.” Gartner defines a visionary in this category as a company that can “typically approach this market with a fresh view from an innovative angle, and are big into the cloud. When they typically feature an incomplete set of functionality, they have power and the mind share to grow that set for the customers to come, often in a different way from established Leaders; visionaries carry no baggage. In a market stretched by several waves of transformation (cloud, the increased maturity of clients, the changing concept of application, different development styles, evolving organizational arrangements, ever-growing B2B multi-enterprise process requirements, to name a few), most future Leaders will be former Visionaries.”

“Mashery is thrilled to see Gartner acknowledge the importance of API management in the enterprise agenda,” said Oren Michels, Co-Founder and CEO of Mashery. “This reaffirms our view that the future of digital business lies in embracing an API strategy. As APIs evolve from read to write to commerce-enabled, they’re becoming a pervasive, powerful channel through which companies can interact with their constituencies. The close collaboration we see between IT and business in leveraging fundamental business opportunities through API initiatives is key to achieving success,” continued Michels.

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1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies” by Paolo Malinverno and Daryl C. Plummer, October 17, 2011.

About Mashery

Mashery, the world’s leading provider of API technology and services, helps more than 100 top brands — including USA TODAY, Hoover’s, Klout, Associated Press, RDIO and Expedia — build digital distribution platforms that open new distribution channels, speed time-to-market, and spur innovation. Mashery takes a holistic approach to APIs — from crafting platform strategy and setting business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships with a network of 130,000 developers. Mashery was founded in 2006. For more information, visit