As more cloud applications are produced, people have discovered that decomposition of the overall application into independent, scenario-focused services is often a better long-term approach.
- A monolithic application contains domain-specific functionality and is normally divided into functional layers like web, business, and data.
- You scale a monolithic application by cloning it on multiple servers, virtual machines, or containers.
- A microservice application separates functionality into separate smaller services.
- The microservices approach scales out by deploying each service independently, creating instances of these services across servers, virtual machines, or containers.
Top reasons for microservices
- Encapsulate a customer or business scenario by focusing on the problem that you want to solve.
- Are developed by a small engineering team.
- Can be written in any programming language, using any framework.
- Consist of code, and optional state, both of which are independently versioned, deployed, and scaled.
- Interact with other microservices over well-defined interfaces and protocols.
- Have unique names (URLs) that are used to resolve their location.
- Remain consistent and available in the presence of failures.
In summary, microservice applications are composed of small, independently versioned, and scalable customer-focused services that communicate with each other over standard protocols with well-defined interfaces.
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If you want to pursue or expand your Azure Microservices solution, contact TwoConnect to discuss the possibilities designed for your specific needs.