Microservice for eCommerce
eComchain, a SaaS-based eCommerce platform, hosted on AWS & Azure launched its microservice architecture making it the most flexible eCommerce agnostic to any frontend technology. With these services, developers have the freedom to optimize the code, and also be able to provide unit test cases for their codebase. With increased agility organizations can launch a complete eCommerce storefront in less than 4 weeks, which has given them enough time to stay innovative and increase their online revenue.
Using the microservice architecture has also increased the performance of the storefront, improving its integration capabilities to 3rd party payment gateways, shipping carriers, and ERP applications.
As shown in the diagram above, the call is made to the API Gateway using an API-keys/tokens. This token is different for each organization and is created using the OAuth 2.0 industry-standard authorization. The API Gateway allows us to let external sources call our APIs to implement it for their frontend so it becomes an extra layer of service. The company can now not only offer the whole package i.e. the frontend and the backend but also let customers use our backend as a service for their implementations. This allows eComchain to provide service to a wider range of customers than ever before and more securely with the help of API Gateway.
eComchain’s microservice is completely modularized with components for the following functionalities
a. User Management
b. Product Management
c. Cart/Order Management
d. Payment/Checkout Management
e. Freight Management
f. Pricing Management
Let’s take a quick look at how we can put these microservices to use for Aviation Industry in particular, especially the ones that rely on blockchain capabilities
- With the help of eComchain’s API gateway, all the internal services are isolated from the internet. This makes the individual services inaccessible through any external application, providing a highly secure environment.
- eComchain’s API gateway uses API-Keys with OAuth 2.0 for more secure access to the services. This helps in protecting the client’s highly sensitive information and ensure that the data is only accessible to those with the appropriate permissions.
- Alongside OAuth 2.0 tokens, eComchain uses rate-limiting preventing DOS attacks.
- The benefit of having business processes divided into smaller services offers better scalability as each service has its own server. This is an essential component for Aviation Parts suppliers as it helps the suppliers meet the market demands with ease and stay competitive.
- This type of architecture ensures that the online storefront is agnostic to frontend technologies providing the much-needed flexibility that the industry vertical is looking for. With this level of abstraction between the API and the middleware, developers remain agile, providing flexible integrations with legacy systems that can be used across various domains of any industry. Also, this method ensures that any future integration made using this service does not create roadblocks with the current integration.
- With blockchain features offered by eComchain, there is an additional level of credibility and security that eComchain provides for the Aviation parts suppliers and buyers.