State of
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State of APIs

How do APIs scale with organization size?

We found the number of APIs an organization maintains grows with the size of the organization. Nearly 40% of the largest companies we surveyed reported having over 250 internal APIs. This increase mirrors our findings from 2019 and 2020.

External APIs
Number of Internal APIs that the organization uses
0 to 10
11 to 50
51 to 100
101 to 250
250+
1 to 50
61.7%
24.7%
8.0%
1.7%
3.0%
51 to 200
40.0%
33.8%
15.0%
6.3%
3.3%
201 to 1,000
29.6%
36.0%
21.2%
7.9%
3.7%
1,001 to 5,000
25.0%
29.5%
17.4%
9.1%
12.9%
5,001 to 10,000
15.5%
32.8%
15.5%
15.5%
17.2%
10,000+
11.9%
16.4%
18.2%
11.3%
36.5%
Number of employees in the organization

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s RapidAPI Developer Survey! We hope this report gives you insight into the API landscape and emerging technology trends.

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