Companies that have switched to MACH architecture
Amazon, now the largest e-commerce platform in the world, started as a humble bookstore. A two-tier all-in-one platform was a perfect fit for this, then, small company. However, as Amazon began to grow, it faced a pressing problem with the scalability of the system. Typical bottlenecks such as lengthy implementations, large difficult-to-manage databases, problems adding new features, and fluctuating website traffic delayed the company’s growth.
Zalando reached its capacity in 2010. The company had already transformed itself from a modest shop to a globally popular fashion brand. Its current e-commerce system could no longer handle the load. Switching to microservices gave Zalando the opportunity to speed up the integration of new innovations and conduct A/B tests to achieve the best possible conversion.
REWE scales its online grocery marketplace with flexible MACH architecture. In 2020 the company used MACH to double its number of click-and-collect services in just a few weeks, launch a cross-sector fulfilment platform, and ultimately provide convenient access to groceries across Germany at a very critical time.
Netflix was one of the first companies to realise that a monolithic architecture is not an optimal solution for a complex application, as the components in a monolithic application are tightly interconnected and a single failure can lead to several days of downtime. In the VOD business, this is a dealbreaker for users and the risk was too high to bear.