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Gartner Names Three 2020 Cool Vendors in API Strategy to Consider

Gartner Names Three 2020 Cool Vendors in API Strategy to Consider

Gartner Names Three 2020 Cool Vendors in API Strategy to Consider

Gartner’s newest research highlights four 2020 Cool Vendors in API Strategy that offer innovative alternatives in the marketplace.

Analyst house Gartner, Inc. has released its newest research highlighting four emerging solution providers that data and analytics leaders should consider as compliments to their existing architectures. The 2020 Cool Vendors in API Strategy report features information on startups that offer some disruptive capability or opportunity not common to the marketplace. Gartner analysts Shameen Pillai, Paolo Malinverno, Mark O’Neill and Jeremy D’Hoinne compiled the materials for this report.

Solutions Review’s editors have read the complete report, which is available here, and want to take the opportunity to provide a brief, independent introduction to each of the cool vendors listed. Though Gartner’s process for selecting Cool Vendors is somewhat mysterious, we believe our unique view of the space can help you to better understand how these API strategy solutions will fit into the marketplace as time goes on.

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Data Theorem

Data Theorem offers a suite of API discovery and inspection tools. The vendor’s API Secure solution features a continuous discovery capability that lets users identify what Data Theorem refers to as “shadow APIs”, which are unmanaged APIs built or used by an organization. It identifies shadow APIs by examining sources like mobile apps, web apps, public internet sources, cloud PaaS environments, and information from API gateways. In addition to API gateways, API specifications are also supported.


Prisma offers a collection of tools for speeding up the process of building APIs by simplifying database workflows. Designed for developing REST, GraphQL and gRPC APIs, the product also includes a type-safe database client, a modeling language for data modeling and schema migrations called Prisma Schema Language, as well as a database GUI. Prisma currently supports databases that include MySQL, PostgresQL and Amazon RDS with more planned in the future.

Salt Security

Salt Security offers an API Protection Platform that secures APIs which connect to SaaS, web, mobile, microservices and IoT applications. The product uses big data and artificial intelligence to improve API visibility as well. Salt Security lets users find all known and unknown APIs across an environment automatically and continuously for determining sensitive data exposure. The tool can also pinpoint and stop API threats with AI that baselines legitimate behavior. API remediation insights helps users understand risk and prioritize fixes.

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