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Solutions Architect’s Handbook - Second Edition

By : Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav
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Solutions Architect’s Handbook - Second Edition

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By: Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav

Overview of this book

Becoming a solutions architect requires a hands-on approach, and this edition of the Solutions Architect's Handbook brings exactly that. This handbook will teach you how to create robust, scalable, and fault-tolerant solutions and next-generation architecture designs in a cloud environment. It will also help you build effective product strategies for your business and implement them from start to finish. This new edition features additional chapters on disruptive technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing, data engineering, and machine learning. It also includes updated discussions on cloud-native architecture, blockchain data storage, and mainframe modernization with public cloud. The Solutions Architect's Handbook provides an understanding of solution architecture and how it fits into an agile enterprise environment. It will take you through the journey of solution architecture design by providing detailed knowledge of design pillars, advanced design patterns, anti-patterns, and the cloud-native aspects of modern software design. By the end of this handbook, you'll have learned the techniques needed to create efficient architecture designs that meet your business requirements.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
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Index

Views of the SAD

The solution architect needs to create a SAD that is understandable by both business users and technical users. A SAD bridges the communication gap between the business user and the development team to understand the function of the overall application. The best way to capture all stakeholders' input is by putting yourself in their situation and looking at problems from the stakeholders' perspectives. The solution architect evaluates both the business and technical aspects of architecture design to take cognizance of all technical and non-technical users' requirements.

As illustrated in the following diagram, the holistic view of the SAD comprises various views derived from business requirements to cover different aspects:

Figure 18.1: SAD views

Solution architects can choose standard diagrams such as a Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagram or a block diagram from Microsoft Visio to represent various views. Overall, the diagram should...