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Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2015

Published: 29 July 2015

ID: G00275272

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas


Application architecture is undergoing a wave of innovation as organizations invent new architectural paradigms and patterns to support digital business, the Nexus of Forces and the Internet of Things.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Business Backplane
    • Context Brokering
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Continuous Experience
    • In-Process Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing (HTAP)
    • Software-Defined Application Services
    • OS Containers
    • Process Solution Frameworks
    • Data as a Service
    • Container Management
  • At the Peak
    • Reactive Programming
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Decision Management
    • Microservices
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Application Services Governance
    • In-Memory Computing
    • Internal APIs
    • Mobile Back End as a Service
    • Server-Side JavaScript
    • Information Architecture
    • Internet of Things
    • Public Web APIs
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Client-Side MVC
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Responsive Design
    • Apps
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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