Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00248075

Analyst(s): Gordon Van Huizen


Understanding the evolution of application architectural styles and design practices is critical to the successful delivery of new and emerging approaches to applications. These include service orientation, Web-oriented architectures, cloud computing, mobile computing and event-driven systems.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Cost-Aware Architecture
    • Process-Centric Model-Driven Applications
    • Reactive Programming
    • Client-Side MVC
    • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
    • Cloud Transaction Processing
    • BASE Transactions
    • Cloud-Optimized Application Design
    • Multivariate A/B Testing
  • At the Peak
    • Public Web APIs
    • Responsive Design
    • Context Delivery Architecture
    • Information Semantic Services
    • Intelligent Business Operations
    • Application Services Governance
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Cloud BPM
    • Complex-Event Processing
    • Context-Enriched Services
    • Social Software Standards
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Apps
    • Elastic Multitenancy
    • SOA Backplane
    • Master Data Management
    • In-Memory Data Grids
    • HTML5
    • Cloud Parallel Processing
    • Federated SOA
    • Mobile Web Applications
    • Model Driven Architectures
    • SOA Centers of Excellence
    • Content Integration
    • Social Software Suites
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Activity Streams
    • Content Migration
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Representational State Transfer
    • Composite Applications
    • Unified Communications and Collaboration
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Event-Driven Architecture
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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