110 Advantages to Building Enterprise Applications with Microservices
Microservices, single-purpose applications that can be assembled to build large-scale software systems, will be an important tool that enterprises use to modernize their application portfolios.
2They Promote Big Data Best Practices
Microservices naturally fit within a data pipeline-oriented architecture, which aligns with the way big data should be collected, ingested, processed and delivered. Each step in a data pipeline handles one small task in the form of a microservice.
3They Are Relatively Easy to Build and Maintain
Their single-purpose design means they can be built and maintained by smaller teams. Each team can be cross-functional while also specialize in a subset of the microservices in a solution.
4They Enable Higher-Quality Code
Modularizing an overall solution into discrete components helps application development teams focus on one small part at a time. This simplifies the overall coding and testing process.
5They Simplify Cross-Team Coordination
Unlike traditional service-oriented architectures (SOAs), which typically involve heavyweight inter-process communications protocols, microservices use event-streaming technologies to enable easier integration.
6They Enable Real-Time Processing
At the core of a microservices architecture is a publish-subscribe framework, enabling data processing in real time to deliver immediate output and insights.
7They Facilitate Rapid Growth
Microservices enable code and data reuse the modular architecture, making it easier to deploy more data-driven use cases and solutions for added business value.
8They Enable More Outputs
Data sets often are presented in different ways to different audiences; microservices simplify the way data can be extracted for various end users.
9Easier to Assess Updates in the Application Life Cycle
Advanced analytics environments, including those for machine learning, need ways to assess existing computational models against newly created models. A-B and multivariate testing in a microservices architecture enable users to validate their updated models.
10They Enable Scale
Scalability is about more than the ability to handle more volume. It’s also about the effort involved. Microservices make it easier to identify scaling bottlenecks and then resolve those bottlenecks at a per-microservice level.
11Many Popular Tools Are Available
A variety of technologies in the big data world, including the open-source community, work well in a microservices architecture. Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, NoSQL databases and many streaming analytics tools can be used for microservices.