Cloud applications have completely changed the way companies approach technology, and particularly, the way in which applications are designed.
Unlike years gone by in which applications were huge components that only very large companies had access to, today, these applications are broken down into much smaller components, which are now called services.
Therefore, there are different types of architectures in place to ensure that every application that is built on the cloud has one of these types included with them, depending on the nature of the application.
Every architecture type – whether it is N-tier, Microservices, or Big Data – have their own internal set of challenges and benefits. However, there are some common challenges that arise when adopting any of these architecture types:
Here are four challenges that should be considered when looking for the right cloud application architecture platform:
#1 Architecture can be thought of as too complex for your domain or too simple. In either case, the risk of not being able to manage dependencies easily and efficiently exists.
#2 Asynchronous messaging is usually used to delink services and thereby increase reliability. However, one challenge that arises out of this is always-once semantics and eventual consistency.
#3 As applications undergo deconstruction into smaller individual services, the risk of latency arises due to communication challenges between services.
#4 A fourth challenge is ensuring maintenance of applications and providing periodic updates.
These four challenges can be overcome if the fine details of cloud applications are addressed. Choosing the best architecture for the application you are building is the first step to ensuring a strong cloud application.
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