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Solutions Architect's Handbook

By : Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav
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Solutions Architect's Handbook

By: Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav

Overview of this book

Becoming a solutions architect gives you the flexibility to work with cutting-edge technologies and define product strategies. This handbook takes you through the essential concepts, design principles and patterns, architectural considerations, and all the latest technology that you need to know to become a successful solutions architect. This book starts with a quick introduction to the fundamentals of solution architecture design principles and attributes that will assist you in understanding how solution architecture benefits software projects across enterprises. You'll learn what a cloud migration and application modernization framework looks like, and will use microservices, event-driven, cache-based, and serverless patterns to design robust architectures. You'll then explore the main pillars of architecture design, including performance, scalability, cost optimization, security, operational excellence, and DevOps. Additionally, you'll also learn advanced concepts relating to big data, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Finally, you'll get to grips with the documentation of architecture design and the soft skills that are necessary to become a better solutions architect. By the end of this book, you'll have learned techniques to create an efficient architecture design that meets your business requirements.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Purpose of the SAD

The need for architecture documentation often gets ignored, and teams start working on implementation without understanding the overall architecture. A SAD provides a broad view of the overall solution design to keep all stakeholders informed.

The SAD helps to achieve the following purposes:

  • Communicate the end-to-end application solution to all stakeholders.
  • Provide high-level architecture and different views of the application design to address the application's service-quality requirements such as reliability, security, performance, and scalability.
  • Provide traceability of the solution back to business requirements and look at how the application is going to meet all functional and non-functional requirements (NFRs).
  • Provide all views of the solution required for design, build, testing, and implementation.
  • Define the impacts of the solution for estimation, planning, and delivery purposes.
  • Define the business process, continuation, and operations needed for...