System Design Mind Map For Building Distributed Systems

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System design is foundational for building software architecture in relation to the system under consideration. For building distributed systems, the role of system design has been the key focus area starting with back-of-the-envelop calculations during the brainstorming phase. Whether you are preparing for a system design interview or a workshop as part of distributed system’s planning phase, covering the broader spectrum of knowledge areas is essential from a software architecture…

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The Latest Trends in Serverless Application Development 

Serverless computing has established itself in mainstream adoption and started appearing in the technology roadmap for enterprise organizations. Research companies and industry leaders have predicted that serverless adoption will gain more momentum in 2022. While there are different aspects of Serverless in context to infrastructural elements such as storage, compute and network, this article focuses on the latest trends in serverless application development.  With an increasing focus to offload operations…

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Key Takeaways From Google Data Cloud Summit 2022

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Google organized the Google Data Cloud Summit 2022 conference sharing product announcements, data products’ strategy and roadmap, insights of their products, and customer success stories using Google Cloud Data products. The focus of the conference was primarily on solutions in the context of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Cloud Databases. This article summarizes the key takeaways based on the trends and themes observed during the conference. #1 — Multi-cloud…

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5 Lessons Learned From Applying Kubernetes In The Enterprise

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Kubernetes is no longer a technology under consideration — it is in mainstream adoption and an industry-standard as a container orchestration platform. Kubernetes helps to focus on building business-centric capabilities by providing a standard platform deployable to the public or hybrid cloud environment. Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 30% today. With the rise of Kubernetes…

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Cloud Native Is The New Architecture Mantra For Core Banking Solutions

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As Cloud-Native technologies are in mainstream adoption, financial services and core banking products have started adopting them across the spectrum. Fintech companies building core banking products have accelerated the trend and the traditional players have also started their journey with a well-defined roadmap to adopt cloud-native technologies. Cloud-native architecture is not just limited to building solutions using managed services by hyperscalers (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud), but also driven using…

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Top Ten Technology Trends For 2022

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Observing technology trends by analysts, research companies, and thought leaders provides a broader perspective. It not only helps software architects to understand the impact of technologies being adopted but also helps them build the right skill-set for themselves or their team. This article synthesizes the top ten technology trends for 2022 and beyond based on broader research. #1 — Artificial Intelligence Platforms Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have reached mainstream adoption and…

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5 Steps You Should Know About Building Cloud Solution Architecture on Azure Cloud

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Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest-rising cloud solution providers and with their enriched history of building products, Microsoft has created a knowledge hub to help build cloud solution architecture. This blog enlists 5 steps you should know about building cloud solution architecture on Azure. Azure Architecture Center provides a centralized place for architecting solutions on Azure using established patterns and practices. The below diagram depicts the five-step process to…

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Tech Tip #6 – Use C4Model for documenting software architecture in a modern way

Tech Tip: Using C4Model for documenting software architecture in a modern way using the technique created by a software architect (Simon Brown). It has been inspired by Unified Modeling Language and 4+1 architectural view model and adds the modern approach to simplify documenting and visualizing the software architecture. C4Model is the modern way to document and visualize software architecture with different levels of abstractions – Context, Container, Components and Code…

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5 Books Every Software Architect Should Read

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This article starts with selecting 5 books every software architect should read as part of their career journey. These books provide broader coverage of software architecture including architecture patterns, methodologies, design patterns, practices & tactics, documentation practices, and much more.  Other Recommended Books Book Title Purpose & Usage Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture– Martin Fowler A classic collection of prevalent enterprise patterns including domain logic patterns, data source architectural patterns,…

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Tech Tip #5 – Use Industry Standards And Guidelines For Documenting And Evaluating Software Architecture

Tech Tip: Using industry standards and guidelines for documenting and evaluating software architecture provides consistency and common semantics across the entire organization. Software architecture is a well-defined field and while there are informal practices in terms of documenting and evaluating architecture, the recommendation is to be aware of industry standards and apply them consistently. If you are new to the field of software architecture, click here to read about the…

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