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Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2020

Published: 13 July 2020

ID: G00450395

Analyst(s): Arun Batchu , Thomas Klinect , Anne Thomas


Much of the world’s application innovation is now based on open-source software. Application leaders should use this Hype Cycle to identify and prioritize the innovations that are powered by OSS.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • Augmented Intelligence
    • Swarming Robotics
    • AI Augmented Development
  • At the Peak
    • AI Developer and Teaching Kits
    • API Management in Healthcare
    • AutoML
    • Container Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Machine Learning
    • Open-Source Storage
    • OpenID Connect
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Cloud-Native Application Architecture
    • Arduino
    • DevOps Toolchain
    • Serverless PaaS
    • Computer Vision
    • Blockchain
    • OSS Testing Tools
    • Continuous Software Deployment
    • Reactive Programming
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Agile Ops
    • In-Memory Data Grids
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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