Many businesses have mature API management practices in place for integration via REST APIs and application APIs. Unfortunately, those API strategies can create data silos for most business intelligence and analytics practices. That’s a problem that will only grow as demand for advanced analytics increases, according to industry experts.
Today, analytics pros face the challenge of programmatically answering questions using a limited data set available from an API. API strategies at most organizations have a singular function: to give application developers the ability to extend functionality of applications through process integration.
Author: Jan Stafford