Imagine you have a house and you need to make some renovations. But, due to the specific architecture of your house, you’d need to remove the roof and break up the walls — and only then would you be able to change the decoration of your living room. Due to such architecture, you would end up paying for your renovation almost half of what the house was worse, or even more! But if everything was designed wisely from the beginning, you would only have to make minor changes locally.
The same situation principle applies to software. We have System Architects who, first, carefully design the system architecture and predict all scenarios, namely the possibility of changing or extending the solution in the future.
Before creating SDK.finance platform, our main goal was to create software architecture which functionally could be easily deployed and managed using minimum resources.
This became possible through the use of the Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration approach and DevOps methodologies.
We also have several main features of system architecture:
- System modularity – allows to break down the software into multiple components so that each of them could be independently deployed or tweaked with no need to change the entire application. It means that such an attribute as modularity provides for and ensures the fast and accurate function of the software.
- Microservices – the Microservice architecture method of software development is the best way for developing Enterprise software. This style of development allows us to implement and improve business capabilities and enables continuous deployment of large and complex applications. The microservice architecture allows building a software conforming to important quality attributes like readability, scalability, and modularity.
The easy integration with third parties and the front-end, as well as the interaction with external systems, is possible due to SDK.finance APIs.
With the modular platform, with its set of microservices, the result is having a wide range of functionality covered by APIs. This allows us to make changes in each module of the system, not touching other modules or the engine, and to smoothly integrate with external systems to implement more business processes.
Use of such type of flexible software allows reducing the TCO (Total cost of ownership) for large enterprises such as banks and financial institutions.
So what are the main benefits of SDK.finance Software Architecture?
- A process of change implementation is 5 times faster compared to existing standards.
- The process itself is less resource and cost-intensive
- Software modularity allows for developers adding new functionalities and solving system bugs more efficiently and promptly
- The Total Cost of Ownership for such enterprise-level software can be reduced up to 90%.