Oracle already has an API integration cloud that enables companies to secure, consume, monetize, and analyze APIs. However, Apiary will provide Oracle’s cloud with the front-end capabilities for designing, creating, and governing APIs.
The idea is that the combination of the two companies will create a more complete API creation and management platform in the cloud. Oracle will provide the platform, and Apiary provides the API designs and governance capabilities.
Specifically, Apiary’s APIFlow system provides the framework and tools for developing APIs that share enterprise services and data to help create cloud-based applications and services. APIFlow is essentially an API blueprint that spans the API creation lifecycle including design, governance, testing, and documentation.
This helps Oracle provide to its customers the ability to create new services and APIs on its API integration cloud platform. Oracle’s integration cloud makes it easy to create and connect public, private, and on-premises applications.
Apiary was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco. The company currently has under 50 employees.