Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2012



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Understanding the evolution of application architectural styles and design practices is critical to the successful delivery of new and emerging approaches to applications. This includes service orientation, representational state transfer, cloud computing and event-driven systems.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Public Web APIs
      • Cloud-Optimized Application Design
      • Cloud Transaction Processing
      • Context Delivery Architecture
    • At the Peak
      • Intelligent Business Operations
      • Context-Enriched Services
      • Mobile Web Applications
      • Social Software Standards
      • Cloud BPM
      • HTML5
      • Hybrid Cloud Computing
      • Process Templates
      • Complex-Event Processing
      • Platform as a Service
      • Cloud Parallel Processing
      • Activity Streams
      • Elastic Multitenancy
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Enterprise Mashups
      • SOA Backplane
      • In-Memory Data Grids
      • Master Data Management
      • Model Driven Architectures
      • Federated SOA
      • Web-Oriented Architecture
      • SOA Centers of Excellence
      • Representational State Transfer
      • Social Software Suites
      • Content Integration and Migration
      • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Composite Applications
      • Enterprise Architecture
      • Unified Communications and Collaboration
      • Event-Driven Architecture
    • Entering the Plateau
      • B2B Web Services
      • Service-Oriented Architecture
      • Mobile Application Development Platforms
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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