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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)

Designing a cloud-native architecture

You learned about the cloud-native approach earlier in this chapter from a migration point of view, where the focus was on refactoring and rearchitecting applications when migrating to the cloud. Each organization may have a different opinion on cloud-native architecture but, at the center of it, cloud-native is all about utilizing all the cloud capabilities in the best way possible. True cloud-native architecture is about designing your application so that it can be built in the cloud from its foundations.

Cloud-native doesn't mean hosting your application in the cloud platform; it's about leveraging services and features provided by the cloud. This may include the following:

  • Containerizing your monolithic architecture in a microservice and creating a CI/CD pipeline for automated deployment.
  • Building a serverless application with technology such as AWS Lambda Function as a Service (FaaS) and Amazon DynamoDB (a managed NoSQL database in...