Data Sources

Providing the sources of where an API retrieves it's data, mapping the API to backend databases that contain the actual resources that will be made available via each API, allowing each API to be able to find data as requests are made by consumers.

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APIs provide managed programmatic access to potentially a variety of data sources, with a variety of gateway solutions for connecting, resolving, applying business logic, and transforming data from data sources as it is being made available via APIs. While it is common for API developers to directly expose data sources as create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) APIs, it is much more desirable to expose data sources as well designed API paths, as well as via GraphQL and other query languages. Data sources and APIs have a natural relationship as part of the development and delivery of APIs, but there are a variety of approaches you can take to connect data sources via your APIs.

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