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(Developer+ & Base) ignite lets developers assemble products using core building blocks. These abstracted blocks have already been aligned to data model and taxonomy. They all talk the way the business talks. They’re mapped to stakeholders systems, so flow and lineage is clearly visible. The impact of change is apparent and changes can be made earlier in the design lifecycle, when they’re much cheaper. They’re ready to be plugged into for innovation, so developers can focus their skills on delivering products, not just another API.
Give business and product owners a holistic view of all of your existing and in-flight APIs, and allow business and IT to collaborate and manage the intake and prioritization of new innovative ideas and projects.
Design and expose your portfolio of common microservice building blocks, with consistent resources from data and taxonomy models, standardized API definitions and system of record mapping, and change management with lineage and impact analysis.
Auto-generate contracts, code, mappings between layers and transaction, and test conditions so developers can easily assemble repeatable, predictable and rapidly scalable API products, then plug specific functionalities into the back-end as needed. This frees up IT minds to focus on business logic, implementation, user experience, back-end connections and all the big-brain thinking that optimizes their skill sets.
API Products planned, designed, and built in ignite are ready to be delivered to run, extending consistency, lineage and speed to production and execution. Once in run, ignite provides a window on actual KPIs and ROI, letting the business know how API Products are actually performing in the market and providing accurate investment decisions.
ignite auto-generates contracts, code, mappings between layers and transaction, and test conditions. So developers can easily assemble repeatable, predictable, and rapidly scalable API Products, then plugs specific functionalities into the back-end as needed. This frees up IT minds to focus on business logic, implementation, user experience, back-end connections, and all the big-brain thinking that optimizes their skill sets.
Consistency, reuse, alignment
Contracts - REST, SOAP, Event
Code, test conditions, transformation, documentation
Developers freed up for business logic

Because ignite enables you to plan and design consistent, appealing, reliable and world-class products, the Build process becomes cleaner, simpler, and more significantly faster.

Equipped with a clearly visible portfolio of core API building blocks — which provide the interface, the boilerplate code, the mappings between layers and transactions, and the test conditions designed in ignite — developers can easily auto-generate the core of the API from the Design specs, then plug specific functionalities into the back-end, or add the business logic, security, and execution as needed.

With ignite, the process of building digital products accelerates even while you strengthen the consistency and dependability of those products. By abstracting Design from the specifics of each use-case, ignite supercharges your developers, freeing IT minds to focus on business logic, implementation, user experience, back-end connections, and all the big-brain thinking that optimizes their skill sets.

IT managers know that great developers are a scarce resource. A rock-star developer might create elegant designs by hand, but can probably only build out five APIs a year. If most enterprises need around 400 APIs to digitize their core business functions, even a staff of ten great developers will take eight to ten years to build out digital capacity at current expectation levels.

ignite enables that same staff to do the job in a quarter of the time, freeing them to help innovate against an ever-changing business landscape.

ignite lets developers assemble products using core building blocks. These abstracted blocks have already been aligned to data model and taxonomy. They all talk the way business talks. They're mapped to stakeholders systems, so flow and lineage is clearly visible. The impact of change is apparent and changes can be made earlier in the Design lifecycle, when they're much cheaper.

With ignite, innovation simply requires developers to borrow a building block from one core area, fit it to other core building blocks, build out the gaps, add implementation code, and launch the new product — while avoiding the duplication that often plagues API development.

ignite also allows users to define their output templates and create customized accelerators. Everything that comes out of ignite is aligned to the company’s architecture, development and design standards. For big companies with a stringent architecture and standards around design, naming, inputs and outputs, and a governance checklist, the ability to avoid bottlenecks with standardized building blocks provides valuable efficiencies of scale.

Because ignite helps accurately describe data model and taxonomy speci cations, developers gain the deep exibility so critical in multiple environments and technology frameworks. They can choose the most efficient and convenient execution environment and implementation language. They can support REST, SOAP web services, or event messages. Without this agility, IT wastes time duplicating reams of knowledge transfer, hard coding, and documentation for every specific API use.

Future technology needs will demand even more flexibility. The Internet of Things and connected devices will all be linked through APIs. Big Data requires analytics, which require unimpeded flow of information. Virtual Reality and augmented reality may play roles not yet understood. Your IT must allow such implementations to run smoothly without major infrastructure investments.

By following a collaborative plan and design lifecycle, APIs are built at a fraction of the time and cost, and are always created as viable public- facing products. Organizations designing and building APIs in ignite ensure a portfolio unlimited by technology — one that suits the terms of the business.
ignite lets developers assemble products using core building blocks. These abstracted blocks have already been aligned to data model and taxonomy. They all talk the way the business talks. They’re mapped to stakeholders systems, so flow and lineage are clearly visible. The impact of change is apparent and changes can be made earlier in the design lifecycle, when they’re much cheaper.

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ignite offers the advantage of quickly launching new products and iterating them without breaking anything up in production.

For instance, let’s say your enterprise is funding a project that exposes 10 billing fields from one application to another. And then a separate project is funded, requiring 15 fields from that same application to be exposed. This can happen over and over in a large enterprise, where digital products are often built on a use-case basis — whether to meet regional systems or to provide configuration code for iPhone management or other specific platforms.

ignite lets developers assemble products using core building blocks. These ab- stracted blocks have already been aligned to data model and taxonomy. They all talk the way the business talks. They’re mapped to stakeholders systems, so flow and lineage are clearly visible. The impact of change is apparent and changes can be made earlier in the design lifecycle, when they’re much cheaper.

ignite allows IT to build the core billing API, expose that core business functionality, then pass over a building block to developers, who plug in regional back ends or write extensions for a specific platform or mobile experience. Similarly, ignite allows enterprises to build APIs for internal consumption, but build them like they’re going to be exposing key business entities. Then business leaders can decide which ones they expose externally. With properly built, reliable, scalable API products, technology is not the limiting factor in determining which products are made public.

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