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Hype Cycle for Application Infrastructure Middleware, Platforms and Architecture, 2007

Published: 16 July 2007

ID: G00149380

Analyst(s): Benoit Lheureux , Mike Blechar, Kimihiko Iijima , Jess Thompson, W. Roy Schulte , Bill Gassman, Massimo Pezzini , Yefim Natis , Dale Vecchio, Mark Driver , L. Frank Kenney, Paolo Malinverno


The software foundation of business applications is undergoing a transformation that is directly affecting architects, application developers and middleware technologists, and, via service-oriented architecture, indirectly affecting applications and IT services worldwide.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Extreme Transaction Processing Platforms
    • SaaS-Enabled Application Platforms
    • Grid-Based Application Platforms
    • Event-Based Application Platforms
    • Managed File Transfer
    • B2B Project Outsourcing
    • Integration and Infrastructure Appliances
    • Distributed Caching Platforms
    • SOA Governance Organization
    • Event-Driven Architecture
    • Metadata Repositories
    • Service Component Architecture
  • At the Peak
    • Packaged Integration
    • SOA Governance Technologies
    • Vocabulary-Based Transformation
    • Business Activity Monitoring
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • B2B Gateway Software
    • B2B Web Services
    • Enterprise Service Bus
    • SOA
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Microsoft .NET Application Platform
    • Integration Service Providers
    • Integration Suites
    • Programmatic Integration Servers
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Integration Competency Centers
    • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition
  • Appendices
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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