Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application and Integration Infrastructure, 2020

Published: 30 July 2020

ID: G00450249

Analyst(s): Eric Thoo , Massimo Pezzini


Application and integration infrastructure is key to enabling radical application modernization and faster adaptability. This Hype Cycle guides application leaders through the evolutionary pace of a range of technologies and practices by discussing their benefits and key factors for their adoption.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • SaaS as a Platform (SSP)
    • Self-Integrating Applications
    • Integration Strategy Empowerment Team
    • Event Broker PaaS (ebPaaS)
  • At the Peak
    • Data Hub iPaaS
    • Digital Integration Hub
    • Data Fabric
    • Service Mesh
    • Digital Integrator Technologies
    • Hybrid Integration Platform
    • Container Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Packaged Integration Processes (PIPs)
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Citizen Integrator Tools
    • IoT Platform
    • Function PaaS (fPaaS)
    • Microservices
    • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
    • Cloud IMDG Services
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Data Integration Tools
    • IoT Integration
    • iPaaS
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • LCAP
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Application PaaS
    • In-Memory Data Grids
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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