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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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