If your enterprise is planning a digital transformation strategy or in the process of migrating to the cloud, you’ve probably heard the terms “microservices” and “APIs.” However, as common as these words are, few people actually understand them unless they’re working as developers. To clear the confusion once and for all, we wrote this guide.
You’ve heard the hype about microservices and you believe it may be the logical next step, but there are layers upon layers of questions rolling around. (Yes, this is a pun.) Where do I begin? When should I migrate over? Is it worth it? Migrating to microservices is not an easy decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. To get a head start, here are the two main questions that should be answered before migrating to microservices.
The terms RESTful API and Microservices go hand-in-hand when building a microservices-based application. Nevertheless, they refer to very different things. The easiest way to understand the difference between RESTful APIs and microservices is like this. Of course, there’s a lot more to know about Microservices and RESTful APIs, which is why we wrote this guide.
The way your software organization remains relevant is through building new features for ever-savvier and more advanced customers. Microservices support this, allowing teams to build, deploy, and scale their code faster and easier than ever before. The agility afforded by microservices has become critical for teams embracing the DevOps culture, and is undoubtedly a critical component of the modern software organization.
Why is monitoring microservices so important? It’s because we work in a time where systems are complex, distributed across multiple microservices. For example, even a simple e-commerce app may have Ordering, Product Catalog, and Shipping services. Our tooling and practices sometimes struggle to keep up with such complexity.
A recent Vanson Bourne survey of 200 senior IT leaders found that 84% of enterprises have already embraced the benefits of microservices. The survey participants also agreed that a failure to adopt microservices would make enterprises less competitive in the future. The question is, why are microservices so helpful to modern enterprises? What benefits do corporations receive from using this architectural style? In this article, we provide an in-depth exploration of seven key benefits of microservices.
Many companies are moving their infrastructure and web applications to the cloud. Along with moving to the cloud, organizations are finding new ways to remain agile and nimble, especially when it comes to software. By utilizing Amazon AWS and Amazon ECS, companies are decoupling their monolithic applications and taking advantage of microservice architecture.
Let’s admit it – web services (SOAP) are here to stay for a few more years, and maybe for a long time in some places where there is no business incentive to rebuild them. However, with a decline in new SOAP web services and most applications moving to cloud native architectures, a common query is “how can we support legacy services while moving to microservices?”