Microservices

An architectural style that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services.

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What is Microservices in cloud computing?

In the context of cloud computing, microservices refer to a method of developing software systems that are made up of independently deployable, modular services. Each service runs a unique process and communicates through a well-defined, lightweight mechanism to serve a business goal.

  • Microservices allow for the continuous delivery and deployment of large, complex applications.
  • They also enable an organization to evolve its technology stack, by allowing each service to use different technologies.

How do Microservices work?

Microservices work by breaking down an application into a collection of smaller services that are each able to be developed, deployed, and scaled independently.

  • Each service is self-contained and should implement a single business capability.
  • Services communicate with each other through APIs and can be updated independently of the rest of the application.

Microservices Example

Consider an e-commerce application. Instead of having a single, monolithic application, the application could be broken down into several microservices.

  • One microservice might handle user authentication, another might handle product catalog management, and a third might handle order processing.
  • Each of these microservices could be developed and deployed independently, allowing the e-commerce application to scale and evolve more flexibly.

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