Agile, nimble, customer-oriented and future-proof, these are all characteristics that modern software must bring. That means moving away from monolithic architecture, breaking up legacy applications and introducing a modular architecture instead. To keep pace with customer expectations and master the digital world, many companies rely on MACH.
What is MACH, or MACH architecture?
MACH is based on principles and best-of-breed technologies: The acronym stands for microservices-based, API-first, cloud-native and headless.
Enterprises have the freedom to choose from the best tools on the market when building their enterprise software stacks: because this set of modern technology principles from MACH includes a best-of-breed approach The structure allows tools from it to be easily added, replaced or removed.
Microservices replace the traditional monolithic architecture. Microservices are applications to efficiently solve specific requirements. The applications can be developed independently and coupled with each other. New features and customizations can be introduced faster because only a small part has to be adapted and not the whole system landscape as for example with a software monolith.
API (Application-Programming-Interface) are interfaces between applications. Among other things, the standardized interfaces enable data to be exchanged between individual applications. Two or more applications or services can thus interact with each other quickly and easily. The entire functionality of NovaDB is provided via a self-documenting API.
NovaDB was designed and developed as a cloud-native application. As a cloud-native, you benefit from all the advantages of a cloud. Benefits include elastic scaling of highly available resources, resilience, server and hardware cost savings, and automatic updates. As Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), NovaDB is up and running very quickly without long project lead times or development.
Headless means the front-end user experience such as a website is decoupled from the back-end logic, channels and programming language. This provides design freedom for creating user interfaces for multiple channels and devices. NovaDB acts as the central data source. Here, content is maintained in a platform-independent manner and aggregated from different data sources. The content can then be published to a wide variety of platforms, media and channels via interfaces. For example, with Gatsby, Shopify, etc.
Use NovaDB as a low-code development platform with pre-built and extensible application packages. Dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of building. NovaDB enables you to extract and transform a wide variety of data formats from a wide variety of sources, refine them in an automated way, and deliver them to every point of contact.
Benefits of MACH architecture and NovaDB
- Shorter time to launch new features and functionality
- Shorter project lead times and cost-efficient development
- Freedom to customize and innovate
- Maximum scalability, reliability, security
- Simplified connection to systems and applications
- NovaDB adapts to your wishes and requirements
- Flexibility through Software as a Service model
- Utilization of current technologies