The transformation of the world into a global village brings many challenges with itself. In order to deal with these changes in an effective manner, there is a need to provide systems are flexible and responsive especially in a competitive market. One solution is for the development organizations to use microservices. This will help with the construction of large software systems into smaller, independent modules that are easier to manage and deploy. It makes sense to design complex applications this way rather than monolithic architecture that were deployed in times gone by. These techniques can greatly enhance your business agility, helping to elevate your organization to a whole new level.
- Division of Work
Unlike the monolithic approach, microservices depend on the functional decomposition of work into smaller units. Huge software systems are split into smaller ones that can help increase performance efficiency of companies.
- Self Sufficient Teams
Implementation of microservices helps team members to work autonomously. Teams consist of a small number of people, mostly in the range of three to five members. Team members are free to make choices about the use of technology, methods etc. and more closely aligns with Agile development method.
- Easily Testable
Companies can also implement microservices in small portions and test the results without affecting overall system. This will help determine if integration with other elements are being done in an effective manner at an earlier stage. This is more difficult using a more traditional monolithic approach.
- Adaption to Change
In typical large scale systems, if a change is required in one part of services, it can slowdowns the whole project because coordination activities may be needed. Microservices can help companies to cope with the ever-changing nature of modern technology. Every unit works independently and change can be more easily implemented.
- Reduced Risk of Failure
Microservices depend on the concept of decentralization. Work is split into smaller units and one unit activities should no impact on one another which ultimately helps productivity. Each team is responsible for their own work and this can help members to stay in contact with the changing needs of the environment and ultimately helps to satisfy end user requirements.
- Increased Productivity
Overall productivity of will increase as every unit of work is developed independently and each team holds the responsible for everything related to that unit. Word units are completed independently of other units.
- Increased Profitability
Microservices help in managing teams in a more inclusive manner. Every team is autonomous and need to be responsive and competitive to market demand and customer requirements.
Implementing microservices can increase the efficiency of employees allowing them to focus on single tasks and to concentrate their efforts to completing the requirement. The adoption of microservices development method can bring benefits to software development organizations but typically need to be implemented as part of an overall strategy and would typically be done in conjunction with Agile, continuous integration, build and test approaches to mention a few.