Thesis Research Project Philipp Landler

Evaluating the Suitability of Cloud Native Architectures for Enterprise Software

Philipp Landler

Aim: This dissertation evaluates whether cloud-native architectures’ potential advantages and challenges are suitable for enterprise software. The focus lies on enterprise resource planning systems.

Abstract: The term “cloud-native architecture” is generally understood as a software architecture suitable for deployment in the cloud. Cloud-native architectures enable software to profit from a cloud deployment’s unique advantages. These architectures often come with specific traits, such as a distributed character, which introduces new challenges to developing and operating software. Based on this, not every use case is suitable for every cloud-native architecture. With a thorough analysis of cloud-native architectures, this work wants to determine the advantages and challenges of cloud-native architectures. These advantages and challenges can then be compared to enterprise software’s requirements and current issues. This work focuses on large-scale enterprise software, especially enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The goal of this work is to determine whether the use case of an ERP system is suitable for a cloud-native architecture and if a cloud-native architecture helps to solve current issues with ERP systems.