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Dear Architect,

Welcome back to our weekly issue!

This week we have in our spotlight a case study from Financial Times describing how they evolved the data platform architecture from 2008 onwards.

Continuing our books suggestions for architects, Designing Data-Intensive Applications is a recent best seller where the author navigate the diverse and fast-changing landscape of technologies for storing and processing data.

Once again InfoQ provides a well-written article on what cloud native enterprises are, deep diving into the vocabulary of cloud native architectures, design patterns and more.

Following, a good article introducing the art on Domain-Driven Design, identifying events, bounded context, models and providing a solid overview of the subject.

Finally, governance is a key part of every organisation, in this article we can find a mental model on how to apply Enterprise Architecture with a few principles. 

Enjoy the read and see you next week!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Case Study

Financial Times Data Platform: From zero to hero

This article will take an in-depth look behind the scenes for one part of FT transformation: the creation and evolution of the Financial Times’ Data platform. The Data Platform provides information about how our readers interact with the FT that allows us to make decisions about how we can continue to deliver the things our readers want and need.
Software Architecture

Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers

Cloud

A Cloud-Native Architecture for a Digital Enterprise

In an era of digital transformation, (digital) enterprises are looking for fast innovation through effective collaboration to deliver more value to their customers, with dramatically less effort.
An enterprise in any sector can integrate, expose, and monetize its business capabilities by digitizing entire value chains. To stay ahead of the competition, enterprises expose integrated business functionalities as APIs, which are the products of the 21st century.

Domain-Driven Design

Down the DDD rabbit hole I go

“Down the DDD rabbit hole I go” wrote a colleague of mine in a PR. This made me wonder how a technique that was invented to make things easy, makes an experienced software developer feel lost. Let’s explore the Domain Driven Design together and see if we can make you feel a bit at home in the rabbit hole.
Software Architecture

A Manifesto for Effective Enterprise Architecture

To me, the primary value of enterprise architecture is in defining the ‘north star’ or strategic direction for the course of one or more capabilities. An architect’s success in living up to this value can be measured in a number of ways, but based on my 10 years of experience, I propose the following four principles to help guide effective enterprise architecture.
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