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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Microservices

The evolution of SOAs has led to continued breakdown of business functionality into even smaller components, often referred to as microservices. These are still services, as defined earlier. However, the scope of the services and the way they intercommunicate has evolved to take advantage of technology and pricing. Microservices are often used to help reduce some of the challenges faced with SOAs, while continuing to mature the services model. There are two key differentiators for microservices designs when compared to SOA: the scope of service and communication methods.

Microservices are designed the further specialize the scope of the service. With SOAs, a service will act as a full subsystem that has a large block of business ...

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