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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)

Primary characteristics of SOA

Any functional system or component that is SOA-based has its unique characteristics. However, in this section, we will cover fundamental elements that are uncompromising in any SOA-based designs.

Service interconnectivity with well-defined interfaces

Interoperability or interconnectivity between the two involving systems is a critical aspect of SOA. To achieve interoperability, architects should analyze the system deeper and come up with a greater level of detail so that they can define well-defined interfaces. Those interfaces in SOA embody interaction points between the system and its boundaries, which should be standardized, explicit, behavior predictable, scalable, and sustainable.