In the constantly evolving digital landscape, leaders are on the lookout for effective and innovative means to drive their enterprises forward. In the world of web, app and other bespoke digital products, amidst the myriad of options, Composable Architecture is gaining recognition as one of the leading approaches for achieving digital product excellence.
What is Composable Architecture? Why is it making waves? How can enterprises effectively adapt, adopt and implement it in the making of digital products and delivery of exceptional digital experiences? Let’s take a closer look.
What is Composable Architecture
Composable Architecture is a design approach for constructing digital systems using smaller and self-contained modules (e.g., microservices, headless apps, SaaS and serverless functions) that can be independently developed, managed and/or updated. These modules maintain their distinct characteristics while seamlessly integrating with each other, resulting in a cohesive and synergistic blend of functionalities.
Composable Architecture VS Traditional Approach
Driven by the emergence of API and SaaS, Composable Architecture enables your business to design and build digital products that are not only resilient and high-performing but also with greater efficiency and speed compared to the traditional approach.
Traditional structures adopt a consolidated approach, welding all functionalities into a single and intricately connected system. While it is less costly and requires less time and resources initially, when demands and requirements shift or increase, and there’s a need to adapt and change, even minor adjustments may necessitate extensive system-wide overhauls.
Furthermore, as your traditional system expands and evolves, these challenges compound and accumulate more technical debt over time, making it increasingly challenging and costly to introduce new features or adapt to shifting business demands.
For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), commencing with a traditional approach may be more financially viable. However, this paradigm does not align with the strategic imperatives of larger enterprises, where the scale and complexity of operations demands a more sophisticated architectural approach.