5 Tips to Adopt a Microservices Architecture2 min read
A correct implementation of the Microservice Architecture can make your business run much more agile, using different programming languages and running multiple technologies for data storage. Incorrect implementation can complicate the development process of any project and waste the investment made in the platform, by not using its full potential.
Making this transition isn’t simple but not impossible. Follow our 5 tips to migrate to a Microservice Architecture for better results:
5) Be sure of what you want to achieve with Microservices
It’s normal to think migrating to a Microservice Architecture is a technological advance in any project, but before doing so, you should consider how you can actually improve it. To fit the Microservice Architecture, you must identify your project needs, for example: the scalability, performance, and security your platform needs.
In this architecture, each service must be considered as an independent and autonomous service with its own life cycle that can be developed and maintained by independent teams.
4) Think about your Software Development team
Adopting your platforms to a Microservice Architecture influences the workflow execution of what you are normally used to. It is not only a technological change, but also an organizational one.
You need to make sure that your various specialists, architects, software developers and more, know about the change and can strategize to adopt their migration work methodology. In this way they can perform their tasks adapting to the new tools that microservices give them.
3) Keep data consistency
A big part of modeling microservices is modifying data settings. We should avoid sharing storage between services, even if it seems like a quick and easy way to integrate them with each other, as this can be detrimental to the performance of the application.
Sharing data storage between services exposes system-wide deployment details, which can be complicated by changing service details. Any changes done will modify the implementation of a class and affect other classes. It’s ideal to maintain independent data storage for the microservice to use the appropriate configuration or information
2) Have a good monitoring system
This includes performance tracking, metrics, alerts, among others, is essential for microservices to run in the best way. Setting up notifications, and detailed and automatic reports can improve this. The DevOps team must implement the best strategies for the services they have developed and decrease potential mistakes.
1) Develop clear solutions for handling failures
Keeping in mind how to react to any failure is essential to maintain proper functioning. You should be prepared to control multiple problems, for example, system downtime or a slow service. Having a b-plan or organizing load balance are two ways to avoid this.
It is important, if possible, to develop a self recovered, have a good observability system and perform fault tests. These are ideal strategies to be prepared for any mistakes. When any of these happen, the service should still run without much trouble.
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