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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2020

Before you use the data service feature of Data Management Service (DMS), we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the following terms.

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Term Description
API Gateway API Gateway provided by Alibaba Cloud is a complete API hosting service. It helps you use API operations to provide capabilities, services, and data for your partners. You can also publish API operations to Alibaba Cloud API Marketplace for other developers to purchase and use. For more information, see Alibaba Cloud API Gateway documentation.
API group An API group in DMS is similar to an API group in API Gateway. An API group refers to a collection of API operations defined for the same specific purpose. For example, an API group for commodity transaction only includes API operations related to commodity transaction. API Gateway provides different domain names for different API groups.
API operation publishing Publish API operations to API Gateway. Only published API operations can be called by using software development kits (SDKs).
SDK An SDK includes relevant sample code, dependent libraries, and API documentation that are needed to call API operations.
Alibaba Cloud API Marketplace Alibaba Cloud API Marketplace is a comprehensive marketplace where API operations are traded. It provides users with a channel to sell API operations. For more information, see the “Scenarios” section in Basic concepts. Currently, thousands of API operations are available for sale in Alibaba Cloud API Marketplace.