The MACH Alliance

The MACH Alliance is a not-for-profit industry body that advocates for open and best-of-breed enterprise technology ecosystems. The Alliance aims to educate and support the industry as a whole on what to look out for when moving from legacy infrastructure and going composable, including when, where and how to start and select partners. Our role is more important than ever as adoption of MACH continues apace. The Alliance is a vendor-neutral institution that provides resources, education and guidance through industry experts to support companies on their journey.

MACH is an industry tech standard describing modern technology. The prerequisites to achieve this standard are: Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless. Our MACH Certification gives enterprises confidence they are choosing best-in-class vendors that can deliver future-proof technology.

MACH is also increasingly a global community of people exploring the alternative to older systems that do not offer the agility the business requires, and experts who have been through the entire transition already. The latter group - true leaders who transform businesses - come together as MACH Alliance Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are with companies who have been through a transformation. Based on their experience and learnings they advocate for education and adoption of MACH globally.



"Future proof enterprise technology and propel current and future digital experiences"

Customer expectations are disrupting every market, and traditional enterprise technology suites can’t keep up. The MACH Alliance presents and advocates for composable, truly open and future-proof best-of-need architecture - microservices-based, API-first, cloud-native SaaS, and headless. It exists to protect MACH core principles, as the gatekeeper to ensuring MACH as a category is understood and not undermined by vendor ‘MACH-washing’. Our members are invited on that journey with us, helping support agile, nimble businesses ready to take advantage of the latest innovations as they emerge.

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The Acronym

What is MACH?

M: Individual pieces of business functionality that are independently developed, deployed, and managed.

A: All functionality is exposed through an API.

C: SaaS that leverages the cloud, beyond storage and hosting, including elastic scaling and automatically updating. 

H: Front-end presentation is decoupled from back-end logic and channel, programming language, and is framework agnostic.

Micro Services
API First
Cloud Native SaaS

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MACH technologies support a composable enterprise in which every component is pluggable, scalable, replaceable, and can be continuously improved through agile development to meet evolving business requirements.

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Spotlight on Enablers: How MongoDB Delivers the Foundation for MACH Adoption

MongoDB joined the MACH Alliance in January 2022 as one of the first Enabler members. As a leading cloud-native general purpose database platform, MongoDB has long been an advocate of microservice architecture enabling modern, flexible, and composable technology ecosystems for its 40,000 customers, spanning 100 countries.


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MACH Annual Research

MACH Alliance, the group of independent tech companies dedicated to advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems, today released the results of its third-annual Enterprise MACHified research, conducted by independent research firm MEL Research in December and January.


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Scott FraserMeet Your MACH Alliance Ambassador: Scott Fraser, Director of Digital Product, Screwfix

At Screwfix, Scott leads the company’s Digital Products function. In this role, he architects the digital experiences that customers and employees use daily. He also supports and shapes the underlying composable architecture that gives the business the flexibility and pace of adaptability it needs to succeed in today’s volatile economic climate.