Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Information Infrastructure, 2014

Published: 06 August 2014

ID: G00261653

Analyst(s): Roxane Edjlali, Mark Beyer


Innovation supporting information infrastructure is evolving rapidly, and with ever-increasing infrastructure capacity. This Hype Cycle sits mainly on the Peak of Inflated Expectations. We encourage department-level experimentation without enterprise commitment over the next three to five years.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • IMC-Enabled MDM
    • Spark
    • Cloud MDM Hub Services
    • Data Lakes
    • Open-Source Data Quality Tools
    • Self-Service Data Integration
    • File Analysis
    • Cloud-Based Data Identification and Enrichment Services
    • MDM Applets
    • Graph Database Management Services
    • Multivector MDM Solutions
  • At the Peak
    • MDM Professional Services
    • Information Capabilities Framework
    • Information Semantic Services
    • iPaaS for Data Integration
    • Table-Style Database Management Services
    • Enterprise Metadata Management
    • Hadoop SQL Interfaces
    • Information Stewardship Applications
    • Internet of Things
    • Logical Data Warehouse
    • Context-Enriched Services
    • Document Store Database Management Systems
    • Complex-Event Processing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Big Data
    • Key-Value Database Management Systems
    • Multidomain MDM Solutions
    • In-Memory Database Management Systems
    • Data Quality Software as a Service
    • Enterprise Taxonomy and Ontology Management
    • Database Platform as a Service
    • MDM of Supplier Data Solutions
    • Hadoop Distributions
    • Cross-Platform Structured Data Archiving
    • Entity Resolution and Analysis
    • In-Memory Data Grids
    • Data Warehouse Platform as a Service (dwPaaS)
    • Open-Source Data Integration Tools
    • Data Integration Tool Suites
    • SaaS Archiving of Messaging Data
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Content Integration
    • MDM of Customer Data
    • MDM of Product Data
    • Content Migration
    • Enterprise Information Archiving
    • Data Federation/Virtualization
    • Data Quality Tools
    • Information Exchanges
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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