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How micro should a microservice be?

Microservices are one of the hot new trends in application development. A big part of their appeal is the promise of enabling developers to create applications that are more robust, secure, flexible, and scalable.

But is a microservice-based architecture right for your organization? How much work is involved in switching to microservices? And how micro should a microservice actually be?

 

Monoliths vs Microservices

According to a recent paper by Google on the subject, a monolithic application can be described as “a single deployable unit, e.g. a single WAR file in Java or a single Web Application/Web Site in .NET.”

AWS Chief Architect Glenn Core talks competition and the future. Check out: How Microservices break down legacy monoliths

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect. Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT. Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

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