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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)

Building an SOA-based e-commerce website architecture

An e-commerce website such as has users from all parts of the world and a huge catalog with millions of products. Each product has multiple images, reviews, and videos. Maintaining such a big catalog for a global user base is a very challenging task.

This reference architecture follows SOA principles. Each service is operating as independently as possible from each other. This architecture can be implemented using either SOAP-based or RESTful-based web architecture:

E-commerce website SOA architecture

As shown in the preceding architecture diagram, we can take note of the following:

  • When a user types a website address into the browser, the user request reaches out to the DNS server to load the website. The DNS requests for the website are routed by Amazon Route 53 to the server where the web applications are being hosted.
  • The user base is global, and users continue browsing for products to purchase as the website has...