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What is MACH Architecture?

MACH Architecture Definition

MACH are the principles that govern many modern technologies. The acronym stands for Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless. This architecture allows developers to build scalable and flexible applications by breaking down complex monolithic systems into smaller, independent services.

With a MACH architecture, developers can easily integrate with other systems, add new features without disrupting the entire system, and provide a better user experience.

According to a recent study Nautical commissioned with Forrester consulting, respondents indicated that cloud-native architecture (78%), microservices (69%), and API-first (68%) were the most important technical features for their marketplace platforms.

MACH Architecture Definition

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Microservices is a popular approach to software architecture that breaks down an application into a collection of small, independent services.
Cloud native architecture refers to building and running applications in the cloud, with the goal of harnessing the full potential of cloud computing.
An API, also known as an application programming interface, is a technology that allows different software applications to communicate with one another.
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