Unlocking Efficiency: An Introduction to Microservices

Introduction to Microservices

We live in a world where software development has taken over and we cannot imagine online business operations and so many other things without it.

The IT spending globally in 2019 was recorded at $3.7 trillion and is expected to increase to a shocking $560 Billion by the end of 2021. In the coming years, there will be a rapid expansion in the software industry, however, that is untrue for traditional software and hardware providers as they are being replaced by something more intelligent and efficient. These days, numerous lines of codes don’t matter, what is essential is the quick release of modifications and bugs fixes.

The industry of software development has now become advanced with a dynamic approach that is spreading like a wildfire in the whole world, and this approach is named microservices architecture.

What are Microservices?

Microservices architecture can be defined as a method of development in which a large application is further divided into smaller segmented services, with each module designed to accomplish a specific business goal resulting in increased scalability and responsiveness. Through this kind of architecture, software developers can easily reuse the same code for a different project altogether. The growth recorded in this area is increasing exponentially and is estimated to become a whopping $1.8 million industry by 2025.


Features of Microservices Architecture:

Application is segmented into numerous independent modules that communicate using lightweight APIs. They are sustainable, deployable, testable, and most importantly self-regulatory. They are faster and easier to maintain due to the loose coupling. They allow smooth integration of new features if a company strives to evolve its heap of technology. Due to its unconnected functionalities, it allows complicated designs to be organized around the precise needs of your business.

Microservices — Advantages:

There are various advantages of this model and here we have stated some of them that make Microservices different from other architecture styles:


Microservices — Disadvantages:

Below we have started a list of some potential pain areas associated with Microservices that you may need to keep in mind before going all in:


Many companies have adapted microservices and many more are on the verge of it making it the most preferred method of developing an application in the entire industry. One can surely expect to see server less architecture gaining the attention of several companies in developing projects this year due to its cost efficiency and focused structure.

However, one should also keep in mind that an ill-designed microservices approach can lead to a disaster. One needs centralized control and a certain amount of discipline to grow astonishingly instead of creating a complicated and unmanageable IT landscape. Further, let's keep an eye on how this new approach can change the shape of this software development world.