Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Integration and Platform Middleware, 2006

Published: 13 July 2006

ID: G00141124

Analyst(s): Gene Phifer , Milind Govekar , Kimihiko Iijima , Benoit Lheureux , L. Frank Kenney, Paolo Malinverno, Massimo Pezzini , W. Roy Schulte, Daryl Plummer , Yefim Natis , Rita E. Knox, Dale Vecchio, Bill Gassman, Jess Thompson, Daniel Sholler, Cameron Haight, Joanne M. Correia


The software infrastructure that provides the foundation for modern business applications is undergoing a transformation that directly affects architects, application developers and middleware technologists, and indirectly affects all layers of IT management and line-of-business management.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Service Component Architecture
    • Event-Based Application Platforms
    • Grid-Based Application Platforms
    • Vocabulary-Based Transformation
    • Business Process Networks
    • Distributed Caching Platforms
    • Alternative Open-Source Application Platforms
    • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
    • Extensible Microkernel-Style Platforms
    • Integration Repositories
  • At the Peak
    • Service Registry
    • Web Services Management
    • Business Activity Monitoring
    • Packaged Integration
    • Enterprise Service Bus
    • Managed File Transfer
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • B2B Gateway Software
    • XML Appliances
    • Advanced Web Services
    • SOA
    • Enterprise-Scope Application Platform Suites
    • Open-Source J2EE
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Integration Suites
    • Microsoft .NET Application Platform
    • Integration Service Providers
    • Basic Web Services
    • Programmatic Integration Servers
    • Integration Competency Centers
    • Presentation Integration Servers
  • Entering the Plateau
    • J2EE
  • Off the Hype Cycle
    • WS-Management
  • Appendices
    • Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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