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Solutions Architect's Handbook

By : Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav
Book Image

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 architecture

The solution architecture section dives deep into each part of the architecture and provides different views that the technical team can use to create a detailed design and work on implementation. These views could target different user groups such as developers, infrastructure engineers, DevOps engineers, security engineers, user experience (UX) designers, and so on.

Let's get into the following major subsections to learn more details:

  • Information architecture: This section provides a user navigation flow to the application. At a high level, the solution architect needs to put in an application navigation structure. As shown in the following diagram, for an e-commerce website, it is taking three clicks for the user to navigate to the desired page:
Informational architecture diagram of an e-commerce platform

Solution architects can add more details such as website navigation, taxonomy, or a high-level wireframe that UX designers can use to generate a detailed...