Introduction to Digital Transformation“When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a fast caterpillar.” by George Westerman, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy Choosing the right Application Architecture has become essential for corporations to be successful in supporting Digital Transformation and Business growth at a much faster pace in the ever-changing environment of technology
What Digital Business Transformation?Digital Business Transformation is the application of technology to build new business models, processes, software and systems that result in more profitable revenue, more significant competitive advantage, and higher efficiency. Businesses achieve this by transforming processes and business models, empowering workforce efficiency and innovation, and personalizing customer/citizen experiences. Since the term Digital Business Transformation itself relates itself to computer technologies/ applications, choosing the right Application Architecture becomes essential for your Business. So let’s take you through Top Application Architecture Trends that enable you to transform your Digital Business
Top Five Application Architecture Trends
Mesh App and Service ArchitectureThe “Mesh App and Service Architecture” (MASA) refer to the design of solutions that link, mobile apps, web apps, desktop apps and IoT apps – and their data, whether the user or operational – into a large mesh of back-end services to create what users view as the “Application.”
Event-Driven ArchitectureEvent-driven architecture (EDA) is a software architecture paradigm promoting the production, detection, consumption of, and reaction to events. An event can explain as “a significant change in state.” Suppose a store catches fire, instead of witnessing it (maybe witness is not even present) and then reporting to Fire Brigade and Ambulance. Sensors would sense it and publish this event to concerned Departments who are continuously listening to such events through software and quickly respond to that event. This scenario explains the fundamental role of Event-Driven Computing in the Digital World.
The event-driven architecture enables real-time, complex transactions among IoT devices, data streams and workflow systems. Taken From Article, Event-Driven Architecture for Microservices and Cloud-Native in Kubernetes
Microservices architectureMicroservices - also known as the microservice architecture - is an architectural style that structures an application as a collection of services that are
- Highly maintainable and testable
- Loosely coupled
- Independently deployable
- Organized around business capabilities
- Owned by a small team
Each component is continuously developed and separately managed, and the application is then merely the sum of its constituent elements Taken From Article, Microservices Architecture and Design Patterns
CQRS: Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS)Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) is an architectural pattern that separates reading and writing into two different models. CQRS means that every method should either be a command that performs an action or a query that returns data. A Command cannot recover data, and a Query cannot change the data.
Service-Oriented ArchitectureA Service-Oriented Architecture is a design model that makes use of shared systems that give services to additional applications over the protocol; this is just a concept and not defined in some programming languages. The primary sources of service-oriented architecture are independent of vendors, outcomes, and technologies. SOA is helping businesses respond more quickly and more efficiently to changing market conditions. An organization can take full overall control and look at problems holistically with the help of SOA.
SOA is helping businesses respond more quickly and more efficiently to changing market conditions. An organization can take full overall control and look at problems holistically with the help of SOA. Taken From Article, A Quick Guide to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)