Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2017

Published: 18 July 2017

ID: G00314936

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas


Application architecture is undergoing a wave of innovation as organizations invent new architectural models to support digital business, productivity requirements and modern delivery processes. This report profiles technologies that could boost your organization's 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
    • Microservice Infrastructure
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Continuous Experience
    • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • In-Process HTAP
  • At the Peak
    • Decision Management
    • IMC-Enabled Hyperscale Application Architecture
    • Mediated APIs
    • Container Management
    • IoT Architecture
    • Machine Learning
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Microservices
    • Point-of-Decision HTAP
    • Reactive Programming
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Native Application Architecture
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Miniservices
    • Mesh App and Service Architecture
    • Public Web APIs
    • In-Memory Computing
    • Internal APIs
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Apps
    • Private APIs
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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