The MACH Alliance

In a public online meeting I kept hearing the word MOC or MACK and in the chat I asked what it meant. It is MACH, from the MACH Alliance, the organizer of the meeting.

The MACH Alliance
MACH is short for Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless.

A bit of a blunder to ask the name of the host, and I decided to make up for it right away and write an article to introduce the MACH alliance a bit more. The organization is relatively new, founded in 2020.

I explain where they stand for, how they are organised and why they promote, amongst others, the Digital Experience Composition.

Goals of the MACH Alliance

MACH is short for:

  • Microservices
  • API-first
  • Cloud-native
  • Headless

The MACH Alliance is an industry alliance that promotes the use of modern software architecture practices for building and delivering digital experiences. The alliance aims to promote the use of microservices, API-first, cloud-native and headless technologies as a way to build more flexible, scalable, and adaptable software.

The alliance is made up of a group of technology vendors, software companies, and other organizations that are committed to promoting the use of these modern software architecture practices. They provide resources, best practices, and guidance to help organizations adopt these technologies and practices in order to deliver digital experiences that are faster, more flexible, and more responsive to changing customer needs.

MACH Alliance organization

MACH Alliance is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any specific technology vendor or product. The goal of the alliance is to help organizations adopt modern software architecture practices, regardless of the specific products or technologies they choose to use.

The MACH Alliance is a relatively new organization, it was founded in 2020, but it's gaining momentum and more organizations are joining it. As the digital landscape is evolving and the needs of customers are changing, the adoption of modern software architecture practices is becoming increasingly important for organizations that want to stay competitive in the digital world.

Mach Alliance and composable software

Composable software is a type of software architecture that is based on the principles of MACH, it enables businesses to build and deliver flexible, modular, and scalable software solutions. The idea behind composable software is to build software using small, independent, and loosely coupled services (microservices) that can be easily composed and recombined to create new functionality.

MACH Alliance and composable software are related because they both focus on building software using small, independent, and loosely coupled services (microservices) that can be easily composed and recombined to create new functionality. They both also promote the use of APIs and cloud-native architecture, which allows for greater flexibility, scalability, and agility in software development.

So, I am confident now I will not repeat my blunder and if the story helped you place the MACH Alliance in the software landscape, I am happy.