In the context of increasingly competitive markets, basic services that most IT companies can offer, give no extra advantages to their clients. Custom tailored services on the other hand, can offer powerful revenue generation tools. Based on specific business needs, microservices are used to provide solutions that have the potential of opening new doors. In Europe at least, this is a fascinating time to figure out who can thrive in this market and who can’t.
The past decades brought new software solutions that changed the way business gets done and the way individuals interact with technology. A massive transformation of digital businesses is happening at the moment. Developers are starting to answer questions that were never asked before and microservice architectures are becoming a better alternative for enterprise applications.
Microservices appear as a result of one of the principles of agile thinking; that is, if it is complicated, break it down into smaller pieces. Also, they are a natural evolution from SOA. The idea behind microservices is to building lightweight and loosely coupled software architectures that can be deployed and managed independently while also diminishing risks. They have their own life cycle and can be developed separately around different business requirements. In contrast to traditional monolithic architectures that build a single executable piece of software, the microservice approach offers benefits such as shorter deployment time and easier iteration. Every capability of the piece of software communicates and collaborates with each other through communication tools such as RESTful HTTP etc.
Grained software applications become scalable, reliable and agile; more efficient and focused on specific tasks. They integrate new technologies and techniques that avoid the problems of traditional architectures. Switching to microservices creates exciting opportunities, both for the clients and the architects.
Here at RINF, we envision solutions based on multiple applications, each in charge of different aspects, according to our clients’ requirements. We implement Continuous Integration and Delivery and we host the application in the Cloud. This technique is cost efficient, is easily accessible, highly decoupled and scalable.