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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)


In this chapter, you learned about the various principles of solution architecture design that you need to apply when creating a solution design. These principles help you to take a multi-dimensional look into architecture and consider the important aspects for the success of the application.

We started the chapter with predictive and reactive patterns of scaling, along with the methodology and benefits. We also learned about building a resilient architecture that can withstand failure and recover quickly without impacting the customer experience.

Designing flexible architecture is the core of any design principle, and we learned about how to achieve a loosely coupled design in your architecture. SOA helps to build an architecture that can be easily scaled and integrated. We also covered the microservice architecture, and how it is different from the traditional monolithic architecture, and its benefits.

We then learned about the principle of data-focused design, as pretty much...