The monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, Datadog, has acquired Seekret, a provider of API observability solutions. By incorporating Seekret’s capabilities, Datadog would be able to offer more comprehensive API observability, governance, and automation over the whole API lifetime.
Many modern applications now depend on APIs. They let businesses to swiftly offer their clients brand-new experiences and applications that would otherwise be challenging to develop. However, the rapid expansion of APIs within applications has also made it difficult for engineering teams to comprehend the interdependencies, wellbeing, accessibility, and security of these APIs and how they impact application users’ experiences.
“APIs are the building blocks for modern software and are therefore essential to every Datadog customer,” said Renaud Boutet, Senior Vice President of Product at Datadog. “Adding Seekret’s platform will give us an opportunity to build many different capabilities for our customers for API observability, security and collaboration. We are excited to have the Seekret team join us on this journey.”
Traditionally, development teams have needed to put in a lot of initial setup work and continuous maintenance to find, manage, and monitor APIs. But many of these technological difficulties are resolved by Seekret’s distinctive API platform, which enables businesses to “easily and automatically” find and manage APIs throughout their environments. In addition to adding many more tools for developers, operations, and security engineers to better monitor the health, availability, and security of their APIs, Datadog plans to integrate these capabilities into its security and observability solutions.
“APIs have become the cornerstone of digital services and organizations rely heavily on them to make their critical business functions run,” said Idan Gindi, Co-Founder and CEO of Seekret. “As this shift has occurred, however, the ability to have visibility into APIs and to manage complex API operations has remained a struggle for engineering and product teams. Joining Datadog allows us to continue our mission to provide customers the ability to observe and govern all API operations at any given moment and any scale.”