Chapter 5: Turning the Cloud into the Database

In Chapter 4, Trusting Facts and Eventual Consistency, we covered the event hub and event sourcing patterns and learned how they create an outbound bulkhead that protects upstream services from downstream outages. Now we turn our attention to data architecture and how to reshape it to create inbound bulkheads that protect downstream services from upstream outages. Together, these bulkheads fortify the boundaries of autonomous services and give teams the confidence to forge ahead with changes, knowing that the boundaries will help control the blast radius when things go wrong.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Escaping data's gravity
  • Embracing the data life cycle

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