Gartner Research

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

Summary

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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