In our daily lives, we have often heard the phrase ‘Divide and Rule’. Now, microservice architecture applies this concept to enterprise applications as well. Unlike the single monolithic architecture, a microservice architecture divides your entire enterprise application into a distributed system, forming multiple services.
The base of a such a concept is, however, the single monolithic architecture itself. But a microservice architecture is designed to reduce complexities and increase efficiencies of enterprise applications. The communication path between these individual services is done smoothly using HTTP, JSON and REST.
Do you know that Pioneers such as Amazon, Walmart, Shopify have already embraced microservices? So, what were the causes that prompted them to switch from the traditional monolithic architecture to the popular microservice architecture?
Initially, the retail magnet Amazon dealt with a single monolithic architecture for their website. The architecture comprised of multiple tiers and components, thereby, resulting in a large monolithic website. Although there were separate teams working on the different tiers, the complexity of managing multiple teams simultaneously increased day by day. A simple task such as a quick bug fix or a library update called out for multiple dependencies. Each activity had to be notified to the entire team and coordinated accordingly to avoid conflicts. As the complexity of the system increased, the severity of issues also increased. This slowed down the software delivery processes, obstructed the innovation initiatives and frustrated the teams working on it.
What did Amazon do to combat the chaos and establish harmony? The changes began at an architectural level. Amazon divided the entire monolithic architecture into separate units and micro-managed these units. These microservices functioned as individual units that could be worked upon without additional dependencies. Further, these changes were reflected in the team structure. The development team was broken down into smaller teams, having maximum 6-8 developers in each team. These single and small teams had complete ownership of the allocated microservices. They even had the flexibility to choose their favorite technologies and design the project roadmap.
In today’s cut-throat competitive world, enterprises need high-performing applications for seamless business functioning. It has become imperative for enterprises to formulate a finely tuned architecture and manage their complex applications. However, choosing a microservice architecture largely depends on your application complexity. A monolithic architecture is not an outdated scenario in today’s application world. The choice between monolithic and microservice architecture largely depends on your application needs.
A rightly executed microservice architecture impacts the company’s profit margins, working culture and business goals. The employees can focus their time and energy on more productive tasks for innovative ideas. SayOne aims to ease this task for you. We have often heard our customers sharing their concerns regarding such a micro-managed system. If some of them were worried about managing dependencies among the microservices, then the others doubted data latency.
In regard to all these concerns, we proposed a stable microservice solution that beats all these concerns and drives business growth. Performance enhancement is the core focus of our microservice architecture strategy. Our microservice architecture offers the advantage of no downtime, even during the rush hours. Be it your online store or other high-traffic websites, our proposed microservice architecture manages your enterprise application, just the way you want it. We ensure that your application is running up front, all day long!
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