API Development Accelerator
MERCURY is an accelerator that automates the development, testing and deployment of microservices and APIs, to help enable legacy systems and modernize front-end applications.
MERCURY provides organizations with a toolkit to support the implementation of a factory model, to expedite, standardize and govern the development lifecycle for microservices and APIs.
Through its proprietary framework MERCURY streamlines and automates many of the manual tasks typically found in a development workflow, including: Defining microservice inputs (i.e. from RDBMS or back-end sources), generating microservice templates, unit testing, and deployment. This not only helps deliver microservices and APIs faster, but due to the adherence to governance standards and built-in automation, testing cycles are reduced – saving time and money.
MERCURY can easily integrate with an organizations existing CIAD pipeline, which enables efficient promotion from development to production environments.
For organizations looking to decompose monolithic applications, migrate to the Cloud, or decouple their front-end from their back-end systems, MERCURY can deliver.
Accelerated API and Microservice Code Delivery
Deliver projects faster with the use of proprietary templates and design patterns – cutting development time by 65%
Integration with various run-time environments and gateway technologies – avoiding “vendor lock-in”
Maintain governance through the use of industry-standards, best practices, and a standardize framework for delivery.
Sample Use Case - API Enablement
A large global corporation needed to standardize their core front-end customer online app across multiple geographies and business units, however, the app was monolithic; built-up over time, tightly coupled to the core back-end system, and required strenuous down-time to add new functionality.
Next Pathway first customized a business capability model, leveraging industry standards, that allowed for the decomposition of the application’s core functions. Then, leveraging MERCURY, we implemented a microservice/API factory model to accelerate the development time for microservices, based on the decomposed core functions, and a set of APIs that allowed for more efficient communication to back-end service providers.
Within 8 months, the factory produced a set of approximately 80 microservices and APIs, and standardized the use of them across the enterprise. This resulted in a reduction in operational and resourcing costs by 67%.
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