Is API management necessary in SOA architecture? That is the question enterprise architect Todd Biske tackled in an Ask the Expert column. According to Biske, like many things in the technology world, this is a case of the same practices and techniques being used under the guise of a different name.
In the early days of SOA architecture, governance was all the rage from vendors. Now, Biske said the hot button is on API management. Regardless of the term, Biske says it all boils down to the same thing -- filling the need for service-based and consumer-oriented thinking.
Read more here: Combining API management and SOA architecture