Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Weathernews Inc. has adopted Red Hat 3scale API Management to help power its weather information exchange platform by providing an open, flexible and standards-based infrastructure for managing its APIs. Using 3scale API Management, Weathernews is able to increase development productivity and business agility, and provide weather-related services and information to third parties.
We can now systematically manage our APIs, and have been able to improve our development productivity.
Weather information is being used in increasingly diverse ways across a broad spectrum of fields. For example, the agriculture, aviation and shipping industries use weather forecasts to optimize their operations, and retailers use data to predict the impact of weather patterns on product demand at their stores. Weather information is also used today for energy conservation and health management.
With interest in weather data on the rise, Weathernews has promoted the use of its APIs for collaboration among both internal and external stakeholders as they develop new applications and services. Looking to increase reliability and control over the provisioning and use of its APIs, as well as to better enable data restrictions, access control and license management, the company deployed 3scale API Management and standardized its application development with container technology.
By using a common API infrastructure for applications and services that take advantage of the weather data, Weathernews’ developers have been able to double their development productivity for building a system to display weather content to be provided clients. With its new API management capabilities in place, Weathernews is well-positioned to expand its business to other regions in the future.
Red Hat 3scale API Management is an award-winning platform designed to give control, visibility and flexibility to organizations seeking to create and deploy an API program. It includes features designed to address common business requirements for the provisioning of APIs, such as access limitation, security management, policy setting, and license management. It also features the ability to separately manage containerized gateways. Users can configure utilization, monetization and security policies from their APIs, either in the 3scale API Management console or automatically as part of a DevOps pipeline. In addition, 3scale API Management implements a key capability and part of Red Hat’s agile integration architecture approach. For the deployment, Weathernews appreciated the easier service development and operation thanks to smooth collaboration with the development platform, with architecture using the container technologies.
Masaki Fukuda, group leader, service menu development group, Weathernews Inc.
“We needed to have a system in place that could enable our clients to more easily access and use weather information through our APIs, and incorporate that data into their own applications, while also giving us the ability to better manage those APIs. Using Red Hat 3scale API Management, we are better able to provision our APIs and maintain control over critical elements such as access limitation and flow restriction, and authentication and license management. As a result, we can now systematically manage our APIs, and have been able to improve our development productivity. We plan to explore global business development opportunities through this common infrastructure.”
Hirokazu Mochizuki, president and representative director, Red Hat K.K.
“For organizations like Weathernews that are looking to promote and scale the use of APIs, both internally and externally, the ability to efficiently manage all aspects of the API lifecycle is vitally important. Red Hat 3scale API Management is designed to meet these needs and provide robust capabilities that can contribute to improvements in organizational agility, developer productivity, and business value.”
Connect with Red Hat
- About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.
- Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; delays or reductions in information technology spending; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; risks related to errors or defects in our offerings and third-party products upon which our offerings depend; risks related to the security of our offerings and other data security vulnerabilities; fluctuations in exchange rates; changes in and a dependence on key personnel; the effects of industry consolidation; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to meet financial and operational challenges encountered in our international operations; and ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.
Red Hat, the Shadowman logo and 3scale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.