Look, the tech world isn’t short on hype. But when Gartner® moves you from ‘Visionary’ to ‘Leader’ in its Magic Quadrant™ for API Management? That’s not hype; that’s recognition. It’s Gartner saying, These folks? They’re shaping the future. And they’re damn good at it.
For years, we at Tyk were labelled Visionaries. It was a nod to how we’ve continuously pushed the boundaries of API management, but also a challenge. Being recognised today as Leaders is a moment for us to stop and reflect on how those crazy, sometimes contrarian, ideas have ultimately helped shape the market around us.
And honestly, it feels nice. Really nice. But while this is a significant milestone in our journey, it’s no time to stop and pat ourselves on the back. We’re ready to forge a new road ahead, with a powerful new direction for API management. And this time, it’s not crazy and contrarian. It’s for everyone.
Introducing API experience: Because APIs are for everyone
We’ve seen over the last seven years how APIs have become the backbone of modern businesses, the lifeblood of new revenue streams, and the connective tissue that unites teams with one another and their API consumers. Companies are recognising that, more than ever, APIs are what touches everything: from brand to product, through to user and developer experience.
Whilst API management is still the heart and soul of what Tyk does, and always will be, it’s ultimately the mechanics. What if we started to look more broadly at the entire API experience?
Enter API-Topia – our vision of a world where APIs are more than just tools, but foundational blocks for businesses, developers, and the digital world at large.
APIs are no longer confined to the tech labs and server rooms. They’re front and centre, driving change and innovation. They’re central to everything digital. With Tyk’s suite of API experience tools, we’re ensuring they’re not just functional but revolutionary for every part of the organisation.
The industry has already moved away from the concept of Full Lifecycle API Management. We’re excited to push that even further, and embrace a broader, more holistic worldview of API experiences, for everyone.
Forging a new path since 2014
Cast your mind back a bit. Recall when we charged into the open-source terrain in 2014? Or our decision to step into the future, leaving traditional offices for a remote-first approach from 2016?
Times have changed, and so have we. Meticulously honed over the years to meet enterprise demands, yet agile enough for the dynamic world of startups. But what’s never wavered is our focus on creating the best product, with the best service and keeping our customers and users happy.
So a huge thank you to that Tyk family – our team, customers, partners, open-source warriors, and every supporter using Tyk across the world (and beyond). Your belief fueled our journey even before the industry caught on.
There’s a buzz going around: “What’s Tyk’s next big move? Eyeing the API crown?” Let me lay it out: Our mission to connect every system in the world is unwavering. We’re still focused on democratising connectivity, day by day, so that our users can create better API experiences for all.
And with Gartner’s recognition? It’s clear we’re doing something right. This isn’t just about reaching for the skies – it’s about redefining them.
Bruce Lee once said, “Be like water.” Simple, yet profound. That’s a bit how Tyk’s journey has been. We’ve adapted, taken shape, and kept moving, never letting barriers hold us back. It’s no small feat to transition from being tagged as ‘Visionary’ by Gartner to now stepping up as a ‘Leader’ in their Magic Quadrant™. Just like water finds its way, we’ve found ours, driven by clarity of vision and sheer determination.
If you haven’t felt the Tyk wave, brace yourself – it’s coming.
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant™ for API Management, Shameen Pillai, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark O’Neill, John Santoro, Paul Dumas, Andrew Humphreys, & Nicholas Carter, 11 October 2023. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.