Data Related Concepts

Application Programming Interface

A collection of operations that enables software programs to access data and interact with external software components, operating systems, or microservices. API is a potent tool that may accelerate business processes, increase brand awareness, link customers with desired products, etc. They are versatile and can be used on web-based systems, database systems, operating systems, and computer hardware. Codes of API can also be reused by developers increasing efficiency. However, security is a concern as APIs adds another attack layer to programs. Gartner predicts that by 2022 vulnerabilities in API would constitute the maximum percentage of data breaches in enterprise web applications.