Create sophisticated designs that drive the generation and management of World Class APIs

Taking API Product blueprints and filling in the gaps.

With ignite, you have visibility on your global enterprise catalog of API Products and Capability APIs. From there, you can create new, extend existing, or reuse APIs from common Domain-Based Information Models. You’re empowered to make better decisions that support the business, without exception.

Ensuring development will stick to the design.

You build standardized design building blocks. ignite generates all of the runtime elements from the design. And our Customized Accelerators ensure every deliverable is complete and consumable, baking consistency into the process.

"Outside-in" business-led APIs designed for reuse.

Every customer journey is really a series of digital experiences backed by APIs. ignite helps you design domain-based, business-led API Products with the ability to reuse, extend, and extract details at the right granularity. So API Designers are enabled to be a part of the Agile team, working alongside the API Product Manager, and getting the full picture of what the business needs.

API Designer Demo

To show the API designer’s role in ignite, this demo highlights a segment of the full end-to-end lifecycle, using a “Healthy Lifestyle” API Product as example.

View to see how ignite lets an API designer take an API Product proposed by the business and add the design details so that runtime artifacts can be generated directly from that design. You will also learn how to:

  • Reuse standardized design artifacts and extend the locally-needed ones, rather than build from scratch and create more duplication. 
  • Quickly move from design to testing and delivery with built-in consistency checks and the flexibility to add any extra business logic using your IDE, then verify everything is running smoothly before notifying the API Product Manager. 

Watch the Full Series of Demos

See how all roles within your organization can work collaboratively to Plan, Design, Build, and Run successful APIs.

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digitalML cited in Forrester's API Design and Documentation Report

“One product is differentiated enough to be worthy of special note: digitalML’s ignite API Product Management Platform takes an expansive view of API design and documentation, providing the broadest set of features for business and technology collaboration around a core of design and documentation for APIs and API Products.”

Product Views

5-Step API Accelerator 

The 5-step Design accelerator can be customized for what the business requires (e.g. compliance standards) to build error-free API Products that meet compliance and data standards so what’s designed is actually what’s developed. 

Completion Guide 

The summary guide, or completion guide, shows the high-level view of how close your API is to being production-ready.  

Workbench View: Operation Details 

Here you can capture far more than simply the shape or interface of the API, as you would with a Swagger or WSDL document. Use cases, SLAs, design decisions, as well as the orchestration and data mapping to other API systems, which are all used by the Completion Guides to make sure nothing is overlooked. 

Mapping to the Business Glossary 

As ignite knows the Domain-Based Information Models and the context map by the business service, you need only make the mappings once to have continuous lineage and reuse.

DevOps Dashboard 

After making a change, such as throttling, you can check in the DevOps dashboard to make sure you haven’t unintentionally changed anything in production.  


A 5-series blog on “What’s in an API Portfolio” and what our 4 industry foundation packs include.

It’s important to do a variety of things that make it more likely developers will like your APIs and want to use them.

Our foundation packs help customers rapidly operationalize the full API lifecycle by providing a pre-loaded pack of foundation APIs and industry frameworks. 

Learn how one of our customers uses ignite for enterprise wide governance while also cutting development sprints in half.

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