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New release of WSO2 API Manager


With enterprises facing greater pressure to effectively utilize APIs into their digitally-driven processes, WSO2 ( releases the latest version of its open-source API management tool, the WSO2 API Manager (

The newest release of the WSO2 API Manager builds on its support for all API styles, including AsyncAPI and GraphQL, to support real-time, event-driven architecture (EDA) scenarios by extending GraphQL APIs for push-based solutions using the WebSocket API protocol.

In addition, WebSocket APIs can now be deployed in external Kubernetes clusters by using WSO2 API Manager to externally control the Choreo Connect micro gateway in hybrid cloud deployments.  Meanwhile, integration with the Solace event broker provides support for several message exchange patterns, including publish/subscribe, request/reply, streaming, and replay, along with quality of service (QoS) options.

WSO2 API Manager also adds multiple features to accelerate API development including an API-first approach to creating a managed API plus functionality for mocking up and testing APIs and integrations.  The updated Developer Portal facilitates discovery and reuse by allowing externally deployed APIs to be displayed alongside locally deployed APIs, as well as speeding API development through the auto-generation of data service definitions and fast SOAP-to-REST transformation and pass-through configuration.

Enhancing API governance, the latest WSO2 API Manager release also allows developers for the first time to graphically design any policy, make it reusable, and then apply and configure any number of policies in any order for pre-API, post-API, or error execution.  It also adds support for open-source Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK) based analytics with end-to-end auditing traceability for each API and integration.

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