Microservices

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What are Microservices?

Microservices (or microservices architecture) are a cloud-native architectural approach in which a single application is composed of many loosely coupled and independently deployable smaller components or services.

These services typically

  • have their own technology stack, inclusive of the database and data management model;
  • communicate with one another over a combination of REST APIs, event streaming, and message brokers; and
  • are organised by business capability, with the line separating services often referred to as a bounded context.

Microservices at a glance

  • Code can be updated more easily - new features or functionality can be added without touching the entire application stack
  • Teams can use different stacks and different programming languages for different components.
  • Components can be scaled independently of one another, reducing the waste and cost associated with having to scale entire applications because a single feature might be facing too much load.

Microservices, being small services that can be deployed frequently depend on DevOps and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD).

Compared with monolithic and service-oriented architecture, the difference is, microservices compose a single application from many smaller, loosely coupled services as opposed to the monolithic approach of a large, tightly coupled application

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