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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

Think service not server

In the previous section, you learned about loose coupling and how important it is for our architecture to be loosely coupled for scalability and fault tolerance. Developing service-oriented thinking will help to achieve a loosely coupled architecture (as opposed to a server-oriented design, which can lead to hardware dependency and a tightly coupled architecture). SOA helps us to achieve ease of deployment and maintenance for your solution design.

When it comes to service-oriented thinking, solution architects always tend toward SOA. The two most popular SOAs are based on Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) services and Representational State Transfer (RESTful) services. In SOAP-based architecture, you format your message in XML and send it over the internet using the SOAP protocol, which builds on top of the HTTP.

In a RESTful architecture, you can format a message in XML, JSON, or plain text, and send it over a simple HTTP. However, RESTful architecture...