API management provider 3Scale just launched three new RESTful APIs, that enable API owners to seamlessly integrate API management services into existing systems. 3Scale has had a service management API for a while now, allowing API owners to authorize access to their API, monitor calls and report traffic. But now the company added three new APIs to its stack:
- Account Management API - Provides full control over all the organizations, developers and applications using the API, integrating service administration features directly to your back end systems.
- Analytics API - Pulls out usage statistics for your API, either for the whole service or for each application, enabling integration of stats into your own internal dashboards or provide enhanced dashboards for your API users.
- Billing API - Opens up access to 3scale’s billing features to enable you to access invoices, line items and payment information for each of your customer with deep integration into your own internal systems.
Rather than relying on external software as a service management tools, API owners can seamlessly integrate 3Scale's API management infrastructure, without sending users out to another web site.
“Our customers tell us it’s essential for them to have and the freedom to optimize their ownership, and to configure and control their assets,” says Guillaume Balas, 3scale CMO. “That’s why we developed 3scale APIs for APIs, a simpler, better way for them to enjoy total business integration of their API management infrastructure platform.”
Its kind of a deep concept to think about API management providers offering their own APIs, but all of the leading providers advocate businesses have APIs to provide new integration opportunities, and it makes perfect sense that they should offer their own APIs as well. 3Scale's new line of API management APIs open up a whole new world of potential integrations, allowing API owners to manage their services, users and monetize and track the usage of their APIs from any existing 3rd party system or platform.