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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)

Solution overview

In the solution overview section, you need to give a brief introduction about the solution in a couple of paragraphs, describing the functioning of the solution and its different components at a very high level. It's nice to add a high-level block diagram, showing various components in one place. The following diagram illustrates the solution overview of an e-commerce platform:

Solution overview of an e-commerce platform

You need to provide a brief about each component in simplified language so that the business user can understand the overall working of the solution. Major subsections include:

  • Solution purpose: This provides a brief about a business concern that the solution is solving and the justification to build a given solution.
  • Solution scope: This states the business scope that the proposed solution will address. Clarity describes out-of-scope items that the solution will not accommodate.
  • Solution assumptions: List down all the assumptions based on which...