Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for DevOps, 2016

Published: 26 July 2016

ID: G00307935

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson , David Paul Williams


DevOps initiatives include a range of technologies and methodologies spanning the software delivery process. IT leaders and DevOps practitioners should proactively understand the readiness and capabilities of technology to identify the most appropriate choices for their specific DevOps initiative.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • DevOps Toolchain Orchestration
    • DevOps Toolchain
    • Mobile DevOps
    • Web-Scale Operations
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Lean IT
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics
    • Continuous Experience
    • Application Release Automation
    • Mediated APIs
  • At the Peak
    • Web-Scale Development
    • Container Management
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Microservices
    • Crowdtesting
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • Software-Defined Data Center
    • Continuous Configuration Automation
    • Behavior-Driven Development
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Citizen Developers
    • Configuration Auditing
    • Software-Defined Networking
    • Application Testing Services
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application Performance Monitoring Suites
    • Test Data Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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