[Term of the Day]:Microservice Architecture
Definition — What is Microservice Architecture?
The term Microservice Architecture a.k.a Microservices has sprung up over the last few years. Microservices refers to a technique that gives modern developers a way to design highly scalable, flexible applications by decomposing the application into independent services that implement specific business functions. Each service focuses only on a single functionality of the application and is isolated from the others, making each one of them independent. It enables organizations to achieve much higher agility and be able to vastly improve the time it takes to get working improvements to production. This approach has proven to be superior, especially for large enterprise applications which are developed by teams of geographically and culturally diverse developers.
Benefits of a Microservice Architecture:
- When change or upgrade is required in a certain part of the application, only the related service can be modified and redeployed—no need to modify and redeploy the entire application.
Application components can be built in different programming languages.
Easy to scale and integrate with third-party services.
The smaller codebase enables teams to more easily understand the code, making it simpler to maintain.
The cost of scaling is comparatively less than the traditional monolithic architecture.