Building vs. Buying an API Analytics Platform
Deciding whether to build a homegrown API analytics and monitoring platform vs purchasing from a third party vendor can be a daunting task. Not only do you need to investigate ROI, you also have to navigate politics and may run into Not Invented Here syndrome, among other things. This eBook provides an in-depth cost analysis of building an enterprise API analytics platform versus purchasing a best-in-class solution. This eBook goes over:
- Initial build costs
- Ongoing maintenance costs
- Worksheet for determining when to build vs buy
Total cost of ownership (TCO) can be evaluated on monthly API call volume, user count, and visualization requirements. This guide also reviews secondary costs such as security compliance and custom integrations.