Forward Momentum: Stoplight Recognized in Multiple 2023 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Reports

Bailey Gannett
by Bailey Gannett on August 10, 2023 3 min read

August 10, 2023 AUSTIN, Texas —Stoplight, the global API design company, was acknowledged as a Sample Vendor in five different Gartner Hype Cycle 2023 reports. Stoplight was included in the following Hype Cycles:

  • “Hype Cycle for APIs, 2023”(July 2023)
  • “Hype Cycle for Cloud Platform Services, 2023”(July 2023)
  • “Hype Cycle for Unified Communications and Collaboration, 2023”(July 2023)
  • “Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Technologies, 2023”(July 2023)
  • “Hype Cycle for Digital Government Services, 2023”(July 2023)

According to Gartner: “Gartner’s 2023 ‘Hype Cycle for APIs’ report highlights API technologies and practices that are key to success for software engineering leaders and their teams. Stoplight was referenced in sections on  API Testing Services, API Marketplaces, and the API Marketplaces in Supply Chain planning.

“We are pleased to be included in several Gartner Hype Cycle reports this year,” said CEO Harrison Yeager. “These reports emphasize the centrality of APIs in enterprise technology today, and we believe these inclusions reflect the momentum Stoplight has achieved as a valuable player in a successful API program.” 

The Gartner Hype Cycle reports are utilized by industry experts to better understand market trends, challenges, and opportunities surrounding specific technologies. This year, Gartner’s 2023 Hype Cycle for APIs highlighted trends including: 

  • “Federated API gateways are growing more popular.”;
  • “API security continues to be important.”;
  • “Industry APIs are moving forward. “;
  • “API observability represents a new entry in this year’s Hype Cycle for APIs. “

The Hype Cycle for APIs report also notes that, “both API management PaaS and full life cycle API management are now on the Plateau of Productivity. This is because they both are mature technologies with many customer deployments.”

Stoplight has also received recognition from the G2 2023 Summer Reports for API Design and API management, placing Stoplight in the leader category. 

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Stoplight is a global application programming interface (API) technology company offering a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for high-quality API development at any scale. As an industry leader with patented technology in API design, Stoplight’s solution brings together editing, documentation, and governance into one powerful API enablement platform. Stoplight is remote-first and based in Austin, TX. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @stoplightio. 



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