“What is Microservices and should we follow this architecture for our solution?” Well, the first part of the question can be easily answered. But the second part is something to look into. Microservices might seem very simple and easy to deploy. But it’s not as simple as you imagine. Microservices is seen playing the role of both protagonist and antagonist, depending on how it is being used. 

Are you an architect or a designer who is considering deploying microservice? Then you need to ask yourself these questions. 

  • Is your application large enough to be broken down into different modules?

Let’s admit it, not every application you see out there is large enough to be broken down into smaller portions. Many organizations shifted to microservices thinking that the codebase will eventually grow in size. But remember that, a well-designed codebase can any day be shifted to microservices. 

  • Do you need to scale individual components of an application?

One of the advantages of Microservices is its simplicity in scaling an individual component. But the question is here is whether your application needs this feature? 

  • Is there frequent communication between the modules?

There’s no point in deploying microservices if your services are not able to communicate with each other. Microservices should only be deployed if there is proper and regular communication between different modules. 

  • Do you have transactions spanned across services?

Transactions spanning across services are the biggest liability in an application. Solving it means, inter-locking between the services, series of deadlocks to trace, and race conditions which can damage the health of a module.

Read on to find out whether microservices is the right fit for your application.

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