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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)

Cache distribution pattern in a three-tier web architecture

Traditional web hosting architecture implements a standard three-tier web application model that separates the architecture into the presentation, application, and persistence layers. As shown in the following architecture diagram, caching is applied at the presentation, persistence, and application layers:

Cache distribution pattern architecture

One of the ways you can offload your web page is through caching. In caching patterns, your goal is to try to hit the backend as little as possible. You can write an application where you can cache images, JavaScript, or even full pages to provide a better experience for your users. As shown in the preceding diagram, caching is applied to the various layers of architecture:

  • Amazon Route 53 provides DNS services to simplify domain management and to help cache DNS-to-IP mapping.
  • Amazon S3 stores all static content such as high-resolution images and videos.
  • Amazon CloudFront provides...