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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 delivery

The solution delivery section includes essential considerations to develop and deploy a solution. It can consist of the following major subsections:

  • Development: This section is essential for the development team. It talks about development tools, programming language, code repository, code versioning, and branching, with the rationale behind the choices.
  • Deployment: This section mainly focuses on DevOps engineers, and talks about the deployment approach, deployment tools, various deployment components, and deployment checklist, with the rationale behind the choices.
  • Data migration: This section helps the team to understand data migration and the ingestion approach, scope of data migration, various data objects, data ingestion tools used, sources of data and data formats, and so on.
  • Application decommissioning: This section lists existing systems that need to be decommissioned and an exit strategy for the current system if the return on investment (ROI) is not being...