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Things to consider when implementing Microservices

Posted by FlowWright on Nov 12, 2019 12:48:00 PM

More organizations are adopting Microservices to run their business.  Like any kind of implementation, Microservices should be implemented properly in order to be effective and reliable.

Microservices are a service-oriented software architecture where server-side applications are constructed by combining many single-purpose, low-footprint services.  Primary benefits are:

1. improved modularity,

2. reduced testing burden,

3. better functional components,

4.environmental isolation, and

5.development team autonomy.  

The potential risk is that this may result in a monolithic architecture where too much functionality lives in a single service which may present maintainability issues.

Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to use a Microservices approach:

  1. Deciding to Migrate: making a decision to move from a monolithic architecture to a Microservice-based architecture is a organizational decision (consider impacts of this transformation.)
  2. Enhancing Teamwork:  in some organizations implementing Microservices brings  disconnected and diverse teams together. 
  3. Reducing Complexity:  Using Microservices logically breaks down isolated silos and many complexities are typically eliminated.
  4. Enabling Continuous Improvement: using fully-tested components that are integrated through Microservices enables continuous improvement and smoother deliver.
  5. Choice of Technologies: organizations (and sometimes individual teams)  have their favorite technology stacks.   FlowWright, used as a Microservices platform, is stack-agnostic.  

The above are things to consider when implementing Microservices. Managing these services can become inefficient and risky but using FlowWright as a Microservice platform provides a central place to build and maintain Microservices graphically without coding/programming.

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Topics: micro services