APIs are an inherent part of all modern applications. These applications are highly dependent on numerous REST API calls to retrieve data and perform actions. It is crucial to monitor the performance of APIs as failed API calls can affect the entire workflow of an application. Since most business applications have complex workflows (involving a mix of HTML and API calls), it is essential to employ a proactive monitoring tool that can not only monitor single API endpoints but also a sequence of APIs at once.
The availability of mobile and web business applications depend on effcient communication facilitated by various REST APIs. The workflow of these applications involves multiple API calls - bonded and linked as a sequence. With Applications Manager's REST API sequence monitoring tool, you can monitor a sequence of APIs in a single session.
Since the sequence of APIs are called and executed in a single session, authentication cookies and other cookie data is also carried forward all through the session.The entire sequence of APIs can be monitored at a polling interval of 15 mins, enabling you to verify their availability in real time.
You can also track REST API sequence metrics such as Average Response Time and Transaction Time of the entire sequence of APIs. This can help you analyze the responsiveness of the application.
Most often, application availability relies on a consecutive sequence of API calls which may require Response Forwarding. That is, the response received from one API may be a crucial input for the subsequent API call and so on. The failure of any API call in the sequence may trigger a chain reaction that could interrupt the succcesful execution of subsequent API calls.
Applications Manager's REST API Sequence monitoring software supports Response Forwarding thereby helping you identify application performance bottlenecks with ease.
With Applications Manager's API Sequence Monitor tool, you can add all the REST APIs you want to monitor individually or by importing a HAR (HTTP Archive) File. Once you import the HAR file, you will be able to see all the REST API calls that occurred during the transaction along with their respective request parameters allowing you to choose the APIs you want to monitor. You can even adjust the order of operations and rearrange the transaction steps up and down to suit your needs. A single REST API Sequence Monitor in Applications Manager can track and execute 25 REST API transactions in a single session.
Become aware of the response times of individual APIs in the sequence. Response time of a REST API includes various other component metrics such as DNS Time, Connection Time, First Byte Time, and Download Time. Monitoring these metrics can help identify various problems such as busy servers, overwhelming requests, and network issues.
With our REST API sequence monitoring software, you can also take a look at the actual response received for each API and perform content checks to analyze the status of the APIs. Configure alarms for Health attribute to get notified when the API becomes unavailable.
Use Applications Manager's REST API sequence monitoring capabilities to configure alarms for performance metrics, identify issues and troubleshoot them quickly. Get real-time notifications through email or SMS. View historical trends of metrics and analyze how well your APIs have been performing over a specific period.
The REST API monitor in Applications Manager can only monitor a single REST API endpoint, however, the REST API Sequence monitor can monitor up to 25 REST APIs in a single session.
No. The REST API Sequence monitor is licensed like any other monitor in Applications manager. So, the number of REST APIs you have added in the monitor does not affect the monitor count.
You can add up to 25 REST APIs in a single REST API Sequence monitor.