MACH is a term that has come up over the last two years. There is a buzz around the term even though not that many people are currently using a MACH architecture. Many people find it interesting and believe in the philosophy behind the product, but are hesitant to start implementing a MACH. This is due to misconceptions surrounding the MACH architecture, which unfortunately results in people not exploring the advantages that MACH has to offer. There are many myths regarding MACH, and debunking these myths can give us a sense of clarity.
The philosophy that monolith systems cannot keep up with digital customer expectations came only recently. Not long after the idea followed for a new approach to developing IT systems: MACH. The MACH architecture is a unique approach to building software that has gained popularity in recent years. MACH is an acronym for Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native and Headless. There are several benefits to using a MACH architecture, including increased flexibility and scalability, as well as the ability to more easily third-party services. However, there are also some drawbacks, such as a potential increase in complexity and the need for more specialized expertise, which should be considered before adopting it.
Monolithic architecture is built as a single unified unit, while a MACH or microservices architecture is built from independently deployable services. This last architecture has grown in popularity in the last few years, due to the philosophy that monolith systems cannot keep up with consumers’ digital expectations anymore. But what is the difference between monolithic and microservices architecture, and which one is right for you? It’s time to compare both architectures and discuss the pros and cons of a monolithic system and one based on microservices.
MACH is an acronym for Microservices, API-first, Cloud-based and Headless. A MACH architecture consists of (micro)services that you can access through structured APIs. You can build your own services, but most of the time you take services from the cloud and combine them for your own ‘unique value chain’. In this blog we'll explain more about MACH and its benefits.