Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Infrastructure, 2016

Published: 07 July 2016

ID: G00290772

Analyst(s): Elizabeth Golluscio , Eric Thoo


Digital and algorithmic business is driving CTOs to evolve their application infrastructure. CTOs are increasingly using a combination of on-premises and cloud offerings, particularly xPaaS variants, to modernize application infrastructure, create hybrid solutions and enable business agility.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Self-Integrating Applications
    • Digital Business Backplane
    • Data Hub iPaaS
    • IoT Business Solutions
    • Data Broker PaaS (dbrPaaS)
    • Function PaaS
    • Pervasive Integration
    • Serverless Platforms
    • IoT Platform
  • At the Peak
    • Lightweight Application Infrastructure
    • Community Management
    • Container Management
    • Hybrid Integration Platform
    • Cloud Citizen Integrator Services (iSaaS)
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Intelligent Business Process Management Suite
    • IoT Integration
    • Cloudstreams
    • Enterprise Integration PaaS (iPaaS)
    • PaaS Frameworks
    • Cloud MOM Services
    • Intelligent Business Operations
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • High-Control Application PaaS (aPaaS)
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • High-Performance Message Infrastructure
    • High-Productivity Cloud-Enabled Application Platform Software
    • Data Integration Tool Suites
    • High-Productivity Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • IMC-Enabled Application Infrastructure
    • In-Memory Data Grids
    • Integration Brokerage
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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