Book Image

Architectural Patterns

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

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)


At the start of the chapter, we examined several types of integration scenarios that exist in enterprises. Some of the key integration scenarios that exist in enterprises are the following:

  • Information portals
  • Data replication
  • Shared business functions
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Distributed business processes
  • Business-to-business integration

After covering these topics, the main challenges faced in application integration were discussed. The techniques to overcome these challenges were also discussed. In the next section of the chapter, we discussed several types of messaging patterns at length. After messaging patterns, prominent mobile integration patterns were discussed. We concluded the chapter with a brief discussion of the API management pattern, which is the most recent trend in the industry.