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Design Patterns in Solution Architecture

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Sharing Is Caring: Get Our Best Insights on How to Plan eCommerce Architecture

There are as many possible IT architectures as there are businesses, but the wrong one can kill your chance of success.

As businesses grow, their IT systems often expand piecemeal to meet immediate demands – unfortunately, often without much thought for the overall picture. Over time, this can result in a tangle of applications that don’t run efficiently enough to meet the demands of a modern business.

Explore how to make sure your eCommerce architecture stays organized and evolves systematically with our latest white paper, and read more about the following topics.

  1. What IT architecture actually is and what it entails
  2. Why the perfect fit between your business and its eCommerce architecture is so important
  3. How to keep your IT systems up to speed with customers’ expectations
  4. How headless commerce can help you run your business effectively
  5. Architecture design patterns in action: examples of useful application
  6. How to use IT design patterns properly

The most important thing is for a company to have an architecture that is actually planned out. It is essential that the components work together rather than getting in each other’s way – all the elements of the system should complement each other and be able to grow along with the needs of the company and its customers. New functions – and the components required to implement them – must fit into the existing architecture seamlessly, improve the company’s business processes and drive them forward.

Dennis Poteski
Senior Solution Architect at SCAYLE

Architecture Design Patterns for Common eCommerce Issues

Even though every IT architecture needs to be individually suited to each business, there are some common problems that many eCom businesses struggle with, such as slow back-end performance or scalability issues in databases. Because they are so common, standard solutions for them have been developed, which can be applied at the architectural level. These are known as architecture design patterns or “blueprints”.

But even though they are standardized blueprints, there are still decisions to be made on which ones fit your business and its needs the best. If your databases struggle to keep up with your business’s growth, for example, you will want to improve their scalability. There are certain IT design patterns that were created to facilitate this process, but whether your business will for example profit more from the spread-out approach of sharding, or the more localized method of vertical partitioning will always be an individual decision.

Our white paper goes into more detail on some common IT architecture patterns our customers have benefitted from, which might boost your eCommerce architecture as well. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about scalable database architecture or command query responsibility segregation, this white paper has you covered.

Headless Commerce Helps You Stay Ahead of the Curve

Modern eCom businesses need to be flexible, adaptable, and offer customers the utmost in convenience and speed. Monolithic eCommerce software can no longer keep up with the pace of this change. That’s why experts, like SCAYLE’s Senior IT Solution Architect Paul Brejla, recommend headless architecture.

A headless architecture makes it possible to implement beneficial new systems, touchpoints, and features quickly. The well-structured APIs allow new applications to be connected easily with the existing components so that they all work together perfectly,” says Paul.

Headless, composable architecture has many advantages over monolithic architecture.

  1. Headless architecture fully decouples the back end and front end, so the same commerce engine can be used on any front end, be it an app, website, in-store commerce, or even voice-activated purchases.
  2. Modern systems like SCAYLE modularize the front-end codebase so that website development is even quicker and more efficient.
  3. Composable architecture lets businesses easily integrate different applications for product management, searches, or checkout to create a customized tech stack.
  4. Individual applications can scale individually for maximum efficiency and the best possible user experience.

All these features let you plan and design your IT architecture according to your business’s specific needs. And they’ll let you keep doing that, no matter what lies ahead in the future.

Ready to Face Your It Challenges Head-On?

The world of eCommerce is evolving quickly, but with the right, strategically designed IT architecture, you will be able to adapt to whatever changes the future may bring. Ready to learn more about planning your architecture to stay ahead of the competition and thrive?

Find more expert insights and practical tips on designing future-proof eCommerce architecture in our white paper IT Architecture in eCommerce.