Monolithic systems were convenient at the start but turned out to be insufficient for scaling up business. Amazon, Netflix, Coca Cola, Uber, or Zalando already know what the microservices are all about. These global leaders typically started using a monolithic architecture because, in the initial phase of projects, it is much faster to set up and get the business running.
Expanding a business requires breaking the boundaries, experimenting, changing, and risk-taking; keeping the status quo means simply going backward. But with a team of a few dozen engineers and extremely sophisticated business rules and thousands of lines of code—which is how it looks with robust monoliths—it is extremely hard.:
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Expanding the system with a microservice approach is more like budding in your business, which gives you natural growth without losing the quality of the product and customers.
With the microservices approach, all business features are granularly split into separate micro-applications, even when migrating from monolith architecture to microservices. Each can be developed, tested, and deployed separately and without shutting down the whole system or risking losing stability.
Leveraging a decentralized development process, you can test out ideas in a short time and introduce innovative solutions to customers before your competitors. What’s more, by promoting teams whose features are published for production, you can raise their accountability, effectiveness, and engagement.
Microservices allow you to have separate services for things like promotions, checkouts, or product catalogs. Each can be continuously improved by a dedicated development team with business analysts and developers on board. Such an approach builds engagement of the team and speeds up development and innovations.
Leveraging the Single Responsibility Principle means that a single microservice only performs one business function. Therefore, developers can create more efficient, clear, and testable code. The overall microservices architecture is much easier to understand so even new developers can maintain or modify it quickly and with fewer mistakes.
With the microservices approach, all services are separable and relations between them usually have to be well documented. It’s therefore quite easy to use ready-made products, such as mobile-first solutions, or outsource particular services to other companies.
Monolithic application migration due to improvements needed in scalability, manageability, agility or speed of delivery.
Re-platform a legacy application by transforming functions/modules to microservices.
Rewriting legacy application to modern languages, technology stack to meet the demands of modern business.
Individual cross-cutting services that are independent in nature. For example encryption services, authentication services, etc.
Independent business applications or services reused across multiple channels. For example, payment services, login services, flight search services, customer profile services, notification services, etc.
Commonly used enterprise applications. For example, time tracking application.
Scenarios where a service provider makes computing resources and infrastructure management available to the customer as needed. For example, forecasting services, price calculation services, prediction services, etc.
Back-end services for responsive client-side web application where data could be coming from multiple channels or different data sources.
Highly agile applications or applications demanding speed of delivery or time to market or innovation pilots. Applications that got polyglot, multi-language, cloud application development.