The emergence of modern web and mobile applications, based on microservices exposing HTTP APIs, has highlighted the need to effectively integrate, deploy, decommission, throttle, and securing a plethora of heterogeneous web APIs. By #Proud2beCloud @towardsaws.com.
Several companies and open source initiatives have developed API gateway solutions in order to meet the above requirements and expose a coherent API format for all the microservices composing the application.
Source: @/towardsaws.com https://towardsaws.com/how-to-integrate-legacy-api-with-aws-api-gateway-proxy-9e1c52d35bab
In the context of API Gateway, API integration is the type of action performed by the gateway in order to respond to a given API request. The integration is invoked after the validation and authorization of the request (if configured/needed). AWS API Gateway (API GW from here on) supports several types of API integrations:
- HTTP integration (HTTP/HTTP_PROXY)
- Lambda integration (AWS_PROXY)
- Other AWS Service (AWS)
- MOCK integration
In this use case, you’ll typically have many API still hosted on the monolithic infrastructure and other APIs already migrated to AWS Lambda (with the AWS_PROXY integration) and/or AWS ECS (Fargate) behind a load balancer. Nice one![Read More]