Reflecting the continuing maturity of the API start-up space, Oracle Inc has acquired Prague-based Apiary for an undisclosed sum. Other terms of the deal have also not been disclosed.
Apiary dubs itself as a developer friendly API tool. Its 130,000 developers and 24,000 companies strong client base gets testing infrastructure, and the documentation is generated automatically from the blueprint and testing infrastructure. Yes, that means the documentation is always up to date. Clients can also create prototype APIs without releasing them.
Oracle’s API Integration Cloud enables companies to secure, consume, monetize, and analyze APIs.
said Amit Zavery, Senior Vice President, Integration Cloud,Oracle on the development.
With Apiary, Oracle will also provide customers advanced capabilities to design and govern API’s, allowing companies to manage the entire API lifecycle and deliver integrated applications.
Jakub Nešetřil, Founder and CEO, Apiary, said:
Oracle customers will have unique access to a comprehensive API management platform providing control and increased agility, enabling them to focus on innovation. We are excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to customers as part of Oracle’s Integration Cloud.
The global software giant has declined to comment on what they have up their sleeve for collaboroting with Apiary, but we’ll be expecting a positive development from their side for sure.
Apiary had secured a $6.8 million in funding in late 2015, making it a Czech start-up to be watched out for. The funding came alongside it’s launch of the world’s first continuous integration API testing service. This offered architects the ability to keep API design consistent across the board. It also helps product managers who are responsible for delivering the products: that there are no errors, that can automatically check the progress of how APIs are being built in the company.
Apiary started in 2011 out of San Francisco. The company’s new headquarters are located in Prague, employing more than 70 employees. The global software giant has declined to comment on what they have up their sleeve for collaborating with Apiary, but we’ll be expecting a positive development from their side in the near future.