Things to consider when implementing Microservices

Last published at: July 6th, 2021

More organizations are adopting Microservices to run their business.  Like any kind of implementation, Microservices should be implemented properly in order to be effective and reliable.

Microservices are a service-oriented software architecture where server-side applications are constructed by combining many single-purpose, low-footprint services. Primary benefits are:

  1. improved modularity,
  2. reduced testing burden,
  3. better functional components,
  4. environmental isolation, and
  5. development team autonomy

The potential risk is that this may result in a monolithic architecture where too much functionality lives in a single service which may present maintainability issues.

Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to use a Microservices approach:

  1. Deciding to Migrate: making a decision to move from a monolithic architecture to a Microservice-based architecture is a organizational decision (consider impacts of this transformation.)
  2. Enhancing Teamwork:  in some organizations implementing Microservices brings  disconnected and diverse teams together. 
  3. Reducing Complexity:  Using Microservices logically breaks down isolated silos and many complexities are typically eliminated.
  4. Enabling Continuous Improvement: using fully-tested components that are integrated through Microservices enables continuous improvement and smoother deliver.
  5. Choice of Technologies: organizations (and sometimes individual teams) have their favorite technology stacks.   FlowWright, used as a Microservices platform, is stack-agnostic.  

The above are things to consider when implementing Microservices. Managing these services can become inefficient and risky but using FlowWright as a Microservice platform provides a central place to build and maintain Microservices graphically without coding/programming.