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Architectural Patterns

By : Anupama Murali, Harihara Subramanian J, Pethuru Raj Chelliah
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Architectural Patterns

By: Anupama Murali, Harihara Subramanian J, Pethuru Raj Chelliah

Overview of this book

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is typically an aggregate of the business, application, data, and infrastructure architectures of any forward-looking enterprise. Due to constant changes and rising complexities in the business and technology landscapes, producing sophisticated architectures is on the rise. Architectural patterns are gaining a lot of attention these days. The book is divided in three modules. You'll learn about the patterns associated with object-oriented, component-based, client-server, and cloud architectures. The second module covers Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) patterns and how they are architected using various tools and patterns. You will come across patterns for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Event-Driven Architecture (EDA), Resource-Oriented Architecture (ROA), big data analytics architecture, and Microservices Architecture (MSA). The final module talks about advanced topics such as Docker containers, high performance, and reliable application architectures. The key takeaways include understanding what architectures are, why they're used, and how and where architecture, design, and integration patterns are being leveraged to build better and bigger systems.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

The three-tier pattern / multi-tier pattern client-server

The following diagram represents a client-server interaction:

We will discuss some of the variants of client-server patterns in this section. Some of the prominent variants of client-server patterns are as follows:

  • The master-slave pattern
  • The peer-to-peer pattern

Let's discuss them in detail.

The master-slave pattern

The master-slave pattern is applied for designing a system if the system involves similar or identical computations that need to be performed repeatedly with separate set of inputs and context. The master-slave pattern offers support for fault tolerance and parallel computation.

The master-slave pattern is depicted in the following diagram: