30+ Technologies You Need to Know to Build Scalable Systems: Using Microsoft Based Technologies (Preferably)

One of the beauties of information technology world is it is continuously evolving and getting better everyday in almost lightning speed. Technologies are originally developed to make peoples life easy, which is also true for developers. Creating a web experience that captures and stores data is a matter for few minutes (in some cases few seconds) to build now a days, which required possibly few days to weeks on the early days of web development technologies.

While the better and better technologies are getting available for building robust applications easy, functional and scalability requirements are getting more complex day by day, due to the increased demand of different kind of usage and information.

Here I’ve tried to summarize a list of top technologies that can be used to build scalable systems efficiently, probably with weeks of efforts, which could be taking months to years few years back considering traditional systems. Few fundamental or basic considerations, such as programming/scripting languages, operating system choices, additional tooling etc have been intentionally ignored to make the list simple.

Although other combinations of technologies from other providers can be considered depending on different technical and business context basis, the technologies as listed here are mostly in Microsoft stack, with the productivity consideration of uniform interoperability across the technologies.


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Here goes the list with additional details:

Type

Purpose

Use Case

Technology

Client Side

Client Framework

AngularJS

-

Type System

TypeScript

-

UI Framework

Bootstrap

Backend

Server Side MVC Framework

ASP.NET MVC

-

Server Side API Framework

ASP.NET Web API

-

Relational Data Access Framework

Assets, liabilities, income, expense (query)

Entity Framework

-

Cloud Access Framework

Cloud storage access, logging etc

Azure SDK

-

Concurrency Framework

.NET Task API

-

Telemetry Event Ingestion

User activity log (accept)

Azure Event Hub

-

Enterprise Search

Product search

Azure Search

-

Prefix based Search

Product search (with prefix)

<still not available, any suggestion?>

-

Item Recommendation

Product recommendation

Azure ML

-

Server to Client Notification

Sending monthly summary report

Azure Notification Hub

-

Web Socket

Sending monthly summary report

SignalIR

·

Background Processing (Large)

User activity log processing

Azure Worker Role

-

Background Processing (Medium/Light)

Sending monthly summary report

Azure Web Job

-

Async Messaging (1:1)

Azure Queue Storage

-

Async Messaging (1:N)

Azure Service Bus

-

Server Deployment Environment

Azure Web Role

Storage

Log Data (i.e. User Log)

User activity log (write)

Cassandra

-

Analytics

User activity analytics (analyze)

Cassandra

-

Map Reduce

User activity analytics (advanced)

Azure HD Insight

-

Reporting

Daily operational report

Sql Server Reporting Service

-

Binary content

User profile picture, logo

Azure Blob Storage

-

CDN Cache

User profile picture, logo (cached)

Azure CDN

-

In Memory Cache

User session data

Azure Redis Cache

-

Shopping Cart Data

Shopping cart

Azure Table Storage

-

Catalog Data

Product catalog

Azure DocumentDB

-

Graph Data

Social network

Neo4J

-

Financial Data

Assets, liabilities, income, expense

Sql (Azure) Database

ALM

ALM

VS Online

-

IDE

Visual Studio


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