Apigee, developer of an intelligent API platform for digital business, today introduced Apigee Edge SMB – a new package of the company’s Apigee Edge API management product designed for the requirements of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

Apigee Edge SMB provides smaller organizations with a powerful software-as-a-service (SaaS) product for managing, securing, scaling and analyzing an unlimited number of APIs (application programming interfaces) as part of a growing digital business. As their digital programs expand, Apigee Edge SMB customers can choose to scale up to Apigee’s enterprise-grade Apigee Edge API platform for advanced capabilities such as API monetization, PCI compliance, globally distributed service and on-premises deployment.

“Today, every business – regardless of size – needs to be a digital business,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. “The digital economy moves fast, and no company can afford to wait. With our new package for SMBs, we are providing an easy way for smaller organizations to get started managing and measuring their APIs with proven API management technology, so they can participate in the digital economy now.”

APIs are a key technology for businesses in today’s digital world. Behind every mobile app, smart device and connected experience sits at least one API, enabling software applications to exchange data and “talk” to other applications.  Apigee’s intelligent API platform helps businesses use APIs to securely share data and services across devices to serve customers in a real-time, anywhere-anytime fashion, use data to continually improve the customer experience, and increase revenues.

With a feature set and price designed for small and medium-sized companies, of which there are over 40,000 globally (defined as those with revenue between $200-$500 million1), Apigee Edge SMB is positioned to extend Apigee’s market reach. The company now offers a range of API management products for organizations at many stages of their digital business lifecycle.

Launch like a Start-up, Scale like an Enterprise
Apigee Edge SMB delivers Apigee’s proven API management technology in a package that makes it easy for smaller organizations to get started building a digital business. Key features and capabilities of Apigee Edge SMB include:

  • Intelligent API management for managing, securing, scaling and analyzing APIs
  • Cloud-based, SaaS (software-as-a-service)
  • Up to 25 million API calls per quarter, with options to expand
  • Build an unlimited number of APIs and API products
  • Onboard an unlimited number of developers
  • One named support contact
  • Option to scale with Apigee’s enterprise-grade API management, Apigee Edge

For more details on Apigee Edge SMB, see http://apigee.com/about/apigee-edge-pricing-features.

AWhere, a provider of agricultural intelligence data products for farmers, commercial growers, and policymakers, is an early customer of Apigee Edge SMB.

“Apigee Edge SMB gave us a faster way to get our API off the ground in a self-service experience,” said Stewart Collis, CTO of AWhere. “With Apigee, we’re able to quickly add an advanced API layer on our existing services and scale our data products at a pace matching the rapidly growing agriculture information market, thus creating immediate benefits to farmers worldwide.”

Belly, a leading customer loyalty program and marketing solution, is using Apigee Edge SMB to accelerate the rollout of their new mobile app and quickly expand their product to new devices and consumers.

“Our growth trajectory demands that we can scale to meet growing traffic and continue to innovate for our customers,” said Darby Frey, director of Platform Engineering at Bellycard. “Apigee Edge SMB gives us a powerful out-of-the box solution to launch our APIs quickly and with confidence that we can scale as we grow.”

Availability and Pricing
Apigee Edge SMB is available immediately through Apigee’s website and the Amazon AWS Marketplace. It is offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for a subscription fee of $30,000 per year or $2,500 per month.  For a promotional period through July 31, 2015, Apigee Edge SMB is available for $23,700 per year or $1,975 per month.