Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00263491

Analyst(s): Ross Altman


Application architecture continually evolves to best address cloud, mobile and social computing, big data, the Internet of Things and digital business. Software-defined application services will extend service-oriented architecture to meet these new technical and business requirements.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Context Brokers
    • Web-Scale Architecture
    • SDA for Application Services
    • Process Solution Frameworks
    • Cost-Aware Architecture
    • Reactive Programming
    • Web-Scale Development
    • Hybrid Integration Platform
    • Web-Scale Transaction Processing
  • At the Peak
    • Client-Side MVC
    • Decision Management
    • In-Memory Computing
    • Cloud-Optimized Application Design
    • Multivariate and A/B Testing
    • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
    • Application Services Governance
    • Context Delivery Architecture
    • Intelligent Business Operations
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • Public Web APIs
    • Responsive Design
    • Complex-Event Processing
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud BPM
    • Apps
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Eventually Consistent Data Management
    • SOA Backplane
    • Master Data Management
    • HTML5
    • Mobile Web Apps
    • Enterprise Social Networking Applications
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Federated SOA
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Activity Streams
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
    • Composite Applications
  • Entering the Plateau
    • REST
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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