July 25, 2017 7:55 PM ET

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Company Overview of Akana, Inc.

Company Overview

Akana, Inc. offers a suite of API management, API security, service oriented architecture (SOA) governance, cloud integration, and microservices solutions to help businesses accelerate digital transformation by extending their reach across mobile, cloud, and Internet of Things channels. The company enables enterprises to deliver scalable applications, share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations. It offers Akana API Gateway, a solution that streamlines the management, deployment, development, and operation of APIs, enhancing security and regulatory compliance through ...

12100 Wilshire Boulevard

Suite 1800

Los Angeles, CA 90025

United States

Founded in 1998





Key Executives for Akana, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 62
Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President of Technology
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Akana, Inc. Key Developments

Akana Announces Availability of Version 8 of its API Management Solution

Akana announced the availability of version 8 of its API Management solution. Version 8 introduces a host of new functions aimed at offering customers the richest API Management capabilities in ways that are easier than ever for API and App Developers to use. Most prominently, Version 8 offers users a completely intuitive user experience, an industry first, along with next generation API Management capabilities. The Akana Platform provides an end-to-end API Management solution for designing, implementing, securing, managing, monitoring, and publishing APIs. It is available as a SaaS platform, on-premises, and as a hybrid deployment. This new version of the Akana Platform includes: A single new UI/UX covering all major capabilities " provides a much simplified and automated user experience, saving time and effort to help customers and their business partners deliver sophisticated production API more quickly. Global deployment " the only solution that allows customers to provide a global presence for the APIs and Developer Portals, while complying with regional and country specific data privacy regulations and requirements. New graphical API designer capabilities " allow customers to quickly and easily design and build API definitions with an easy to understand visualization tool. Multi DL import/generation/export " allow users to import APIs using any API descriptor language, and more importantly, to export any API descriptor regardless of how they defined the API. This allows API and App developers to select the descriptor language they are most comfortable with. Fully integrated process Orchestration - Users can now edit processes enabling easy development and integration with back end processes; and processes now include support for split/join and parallel processing which provides exceptional performance, especially when building APIs from a set of microservices and integrating with multiple back end systems. Self-service tenant provisioning and monitoring to better understand usage and billing options by a single group or as a shared service. Enhanced API Documentation publication - Built-in test client with an improved UX for developers to test their APIs; and Ability to quickly edit documentation in the Akana designer helping API admins quickly publish documentation and ensure consistency between documentation and the API interface.

Akana Platform to Power Barclays Developer Hackathon

Akana announced that its Akana Platform will power the app development efforts at the upcoming Barclays Hackathon. By joining forces with Barclays to sponsor the July 20-21 Hackathon, Akana and Barclays will showcase the same technology that the bank itself is using to manage APIs in its Barclays Developer Network (BDN), a strategic platform for exposing and managing APIs external to Barclays. Akana will set up and host APIs on their platform. Developers participating at the Hackathon will be using the Akana Platform to manage access and consumption of APIs by their apps. Akana will make a presentation during the event and will provide participants with thought leadership materials and education on API management and security both before and after the event. Akana staff will be available during the Hackathon to coach participants in the Akana Platform, API Management and troubleshoot any issues that arise. The company will also support any post-Hackathon deployment of prototypes that are developed there.

Akana Appoints Mark Tapling as Chief Executive Officer

Akana announced that Mark Tapling has joined the company as its new chief executive officer. Tapling brings over 15 years of CEO experience in B2B software to Akana, most recently as CEO of PacketVideo and SDL Language Technologies (Language Weaver).

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