You may have heard this acronym and you were wondering that it means.
MACH is an industry tech standard describing modern technology. The prerequisites to achieve this standard are: 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 , 𝗔𝗣𝗜-𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁, 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱-𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗮𝗦 and 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀.
Although initially targeting the retail business domain, MACH principles can be successfully applied in a variety of systems, in both greenfield or modernization projects. The principles are simple:
1. Microservices. Individual pieces of business functionality that are independently developed, deployed and managed.
2. API-first: All functionality is exposed through an API, making it possible to tie together two or more applications or services.
3. Cloud-Native SaaS: Software-as-a-Service that leverages the full capabilities of the cloud, beyond storage and hosting, including elastic scaling of highly available resources.
4. Headless: The front-end user experience is completely decoupled from the back-end logic, allowing for complete design freedom in creating the user interface and for connecting to other channels and devices (i.e. existing applications, IoT, A/R, Vending Machines, sensors, etc.).
While it’s a relatively new term in the industry, MACH is quickly gaining popularity for how it helps businesses. MACH architecture gives businesses the freedom to choose from the best tools on the market, and maintain a structure that makes it easy to add, replace, or remove those tools in the future.