Gartner Research

2017 Planning Guide for Application Platform Strategies

Published: 13 October 2016

ID: G00313640

Analyst(s): Traverse Clayton , Danny Brian , Lee Cheetham, Richard Watson , Kirk Knoernschild , Bill Holz , Brad Dayley , Gary Olliffe , Sean Kenefick , Eric Knipp


To deliver valuable digital business solutions, technical professionals architecting and delivering applications must use modern variants of proven architecture, infrastructure, and methodology and embrace a "small is better" philosophy.

Table Of Contents

Application Platform Strategy Trends

  • The Digital Business Platform Is Cloud-Native and Radically Decentralized
    • Planning Considerations
  • Event-Driven Architecture Goes Mainstream
    • Planning Considerations
  • Lightweight and Managed-Application Infrastructures Replace Heavy On-Premises Platforms From Single Vendors
    • Planning Considerations
  • Componentization of Front-End Web Code Enables Reuse and Better Maintainability Across Devices
    • Planning Considerations
  • Continuous Improvement Is the Most Valuable Developer Skill
    • Planning Considerations

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