Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application and Integration Infrastructure, 2018

Published: 26 July 2018

ID: G00340588

Analyst(s): Eric Thoo , Betty Zakheim


The agility and scalability required for digital transformation compels application leaders to modernize application and integration infrastructure. This Hype Cycle describes the maturity of relevant technologies, and how organizations can derive value from both mature and emerging capabilities.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Service Mesh
    • Self-Integrating Applications
    • Hybrid Application Platform
    • Microservices Infrastructure
    • Digital Integration Hub
    • Digital Integrator Technologies
    • Event Broker
  • At the Peak
    • Pervasive Integration
    • Hybrid Integration Platform
    • Container Management
    • Lightweight Application Infrastructure
    • IoT Platform
    • Robotic Process Automation Software
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Function PaaS (fPaaS)
    • Microgateway
    • Citizen Integrator Tools
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • IoT Integration
    • iPaaS
    • Private PaaS
    • PaaS Frameworks
    • Application PaaS
    • Cloud MOM Services (momPaaS)
    • Data Integration Tools
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Entering the Plateau
    • In-Memory Data Grids
    • Integration Brokerage
    • Database Platform as a Service
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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