What is Microservices?
Microservices is a cloud-native architectural approach in which a single application is a collection of services that are:
- Loosely coupled and autonomously deployable smaller services.
- Services that communicate with one another over a combination of integration with APIs.
- Organized by business capability separated by services.
- Services that have their own technology stack.
What are the challenges associated with microservices architecture?
- Moving from monolith to microservices architecture creates a lot of management complexity- more services created by many teams, deployed in several places.
- Inconsistency and compatibility issues due to voluminous data used for monitoring and problem resolution.
What are the benefits of microservices?
- It helps an organization in the evolution of its technology stack.
- It ensures agility by enabling rapid and reliable delivery of large and complex applications frequently.
- It facilitates speed through independently deployable services.
- It enables precise scaling of only the required components instead of the entire application in the case of monolithic applications.