Microservices architecture

Revolutionise your business architecture and take it to the next level with Monkey iDesign. One of the best ways to future proof your business is to move your application architecture to a microservices architecture. But what exactly is ‘microservices architecture’.

What Is Microservices Architecture?

To understand what microservices architecture is, let’s understand what a monolith architecture looks like. A monolith type application is where all businesses usually start. A monolith application has all the services in one package, all services being interdependent. This is great while the application is new or the size of the application is relatively small.

However, as the business expands and the application starts to grow, it can start to get a little bit messy. Because every component of the application is inseparably interconnected with each other, any change that is made in one part of the application can cause an unwanted impact on another part of the application. In addition, the language and the framework used in developing the entire application need to be the same. This presents challenges when the application needs to offer a wide variety of features and the application becomes more vulnerable to errors. When a small change needs to be made to a part of the application, the entire application needs to be shut down, which can severely disrupt the operation of the business.

Microservices architecture effectively addresses all of the negatives of a monolith application. Each component of the application can be divided into small packaged applications and they communicate with each other using APIs. Amazon, Netflix, Uber are some examples of the enterprises that moved on from a monolith architecture to a microservices architecture in order to support their growth.

Why Microservices Architecture

But why exactly should you consider microservices architecture for your business?

Flexible choice for language and framework
As opposed to a monolith architecture which needs to be built on the same language and framework, a microservices architecture allows each service to be developed with different languages and frameworks, depending on the nature of the component and the ability of the developer.

Quick deployment
Unlike a monolith architecture, each service of a microservices architecture can be separated and developed independent from each other and can be integrated back in the system once the job is done. This allows for the rest of the application to continue operating while one of the services goes under development.

Error identification
Unlike a monolith architecture, where one minor error can affect the entire application, with a microservices architecture, you’ll easily be able to identify the issue and address it quickly. The issue will be isolated, so the rest of the application can continue to operate as usual.

Protect transactions
With microservices, the transaction component can be developed and modified independently. This allows you to make necessary changes and even add additional payment services as the demand grows without having to shut down the entire application.

Request a demo

Not sure if you should continue with your existing structure or take the plunge for microservices? At Monkey iDesign, you’ll be able to request a demo so that you can be fully familiar with all the advantages and disadvantages of microservices so that you can make an informed decision. Contact us today!