Explains Utility of 11 Platform-agnostic Patterns; with Examples October 18, 2012,
Volume 176, Issue 3
"Cloud Architecture Patterns" by Bill Wilder, Principal Consultant at Development Partners Software, is a new title from O'Reilly that introduces 11 architecture patterns designed to help teams investigating ways to design applications for the cloud. The book shows readers how each of these platform-agnostic patterns works, when they might be useful in the cloud, and what impact theyll have on application architecture. Wilder includes an example of each pattern applied to an application built with Windows Azure. He divides the book into four major topics:
Scalability: Discover the advantages of horizontal scaling. Patterns covered include Horizontally Scaling Compute, Queue-Centric Workflow, and Auto-Scaling.
- Big data: Learn how to handle large amounts of data across a distributed system. Eventual consistency is explained, along with the MapReduce and Database Sharding patterns.
- Handling failure: Understand how multitenant cloud services and commodity hardware influence your applications. Patterns covered include Busy Signal and Node Failure.
Distributed users: Learn how to overcome delays due to network latency when building applications for a geographically distributed user base. Patterns covered include Colocation, Valet Key, CDN, and Multi-Site Deployment.