What are microservices?
They are both a style of architecture and a way of programming software. With Microservices Architecture (MSA) , applications are broken down into their smallest, independent elements. Unlike the traditional, monolithic approach to applications, where everything is built into one piece, MSA are separate elements that work together to accomplish the same tasks. Each of these elements or processes is a microservice. This approach to software development values detail, simplicity, and the ability to share a similar process across multiple applications. It is a fundamental element of optimizing application development towards a cloud-native model.
However, the biggest question mark is the advantages of using a microservices infrastructure. Simply put, the goal is to deliver quality software faster. While this can be achieved with MSA, there are other issues to consider. Splitting applications into MSA is not enough; it is necessary to administer them, coordinate them and manage the data they create and modify.
What are MSA for?
It is easier to design, test, deploy, and update microservices than monolithic applications. We believes this answers the question “how do I get my business to react faster to new demands, instead of waiting the number of years that traditional software development takes?” Today, different parts of the development team can simultaneously work on products in an agile way to deliver immediate benefits to customers.
For the MSA to function similar to that of a functional cloud application, the services must constantly request data from the other services through messaging. By developing a mesh of services in an application, communication between them is simplified. However, you may also need to integrate the MSA with your legacy applications and other data sources.