Postman acquires Akita for automated API observability

Postman has announced the acquisition of Akita, a company that specializes in API discovery and monitoring. This acquisition will allow Postman to enhance its API Platform with automated, eBPF-based capabilities. The decision to acquire Akita was based on the aligned vision of both companies in providing practical tools for developers in the ever-evolving world of web app development. Akita’s solution, which monitors APIs by analyzing API traffic, impressed the Postman team and demonstrated the need for a central source of truth for API behavior. The collaboration between Postman and Akita aims to improve understanding, troubleshooting, and customer satisfaction for engineering teams working with APIs.

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