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Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2016

Published: 27 July 2016

ID: G00290735

Analyst(s): Aashish Gupta , Anne Thomas


Application architecture is undergoing a wave of innovation as organizations invent new architectural paradigms, patterns and structures to support digital business initiatives and modern delivery processes. CTOs should leverage this wave for increased agility and competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Algorithm Marketplaces
    • Context Brokering
    • Ambient Experiences
    • API Marketplaces
    • Continuous Experience
    • Serverless Platforms
    • In-Process HTAP
    • API Economy
    • Business Ecosystems
    • Platforms
    • Mediated APIs
  • At the Peak
    • Decision Management
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Microservices
    • Point-of-Decision HTAP
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Machine Learning
    • Reactive Programming
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • In-Memory Computing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Miniservices
    • Mesh App and Service Architecture
    • Public Web APIs
    • IoT Integration
    • Apps
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Roadmaps
    • Private APIs
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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