Microservices in Systems Integration

These are definied as; services built on top of a company’s current system or database, allowing it to analyse services and break them down into silos.

What are Microservices?

Software services as suites of independently deployable services with the following common characteristics:

  • built around specific business capability,
  • automated deployments,
  • test driven development,
  • programming language independence,
  • database storage technology independence,
  • Intelligent end points

Benefits of implementing Microservices

  • Built using open standards and can easily be customised for specific needs
  • Allows for the use of DevOps (Developers & IT collaboration)
  • Increased speed of development (docs, scaffolding apps)
  • Continuous integration (checking, automated code builds)
  • Automated deployments
  • Agile or waterfall or Bimodal software delivery
  • Developers are easier to find and recruit (stack is technology agnostic)
  • Microservices completely customise the software to specific business needs
  • Gain access to a local and global pool of developers
  • Highly reliable (using open source platforms)
  • Offer more flexibility (not tied down to proprietary product)
  • Technology agnostic
  • Reusability
  • No licensing required
  • Well documented