The MACH Alliance, a group of independent tech companies dedicated to advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems released an Annual Research Infographic of key insights from a recent survey on the adoption and importance of MACH architecture.
The study surveyed 500 tech leaders from 5 countries to understand how MACH investment has accelerated over the past 12 months and what impact that is having on organizations’ ability to thrive in a difficult economy.
According to the survey, 4 out of 5 decision makers see MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS, Headless) as a response to economic volatility, as it provides the flexibility and scalability necessary to adapt to changing market conditions. Furthermore, 85% of organizations have increased the amount of MACH in their infrastructure over the past year.
Some of the highlights in the infographic are:
Legacy is holding companies back
Legacy technology is holding companies back, as organizations are unable to increase the speed and efficiency with which upgrades are implemented. The average proportion of organizations' IT infrastructure that is legacy is 41%, which is a significant barrier to innovation and progress.
Companies implementing MACH move faster
Companies have reported increased ability to respond to changes in the market faster, build and implement new functionality more quickly, and reduce costs. They’re also more likely to say their infrastructure is keeping up with customer demands.
Investment is increasingly moving from front- to back-end
While front-end solutions are still the focus of most investment, there has been a shift in priorities from the 2022 report to the 2023 report. In 2022, 54 percent of respondents prioritized front-end investment, compared to only 39 percent in 2023.
Take a look into the MACH 2023 Annual Research Infographic to learn about the challenges for companies and how to overcome them with MACH architecture to meet customer demands.
Download the full research results here.