Microservices: scalable IT architectures

Microservices architectures (MSA) use independent components that provide application processes as services. The individual services communicate with each other with the help of lean interfaces, but are independent of each other in terms of their function and can be individually adapted. This gives companies flexible and easily scalable architectures.

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  • independent functionalities of the components
  • Specialization in certain functions
  • simple interface connection
  • Cooperation of different teams on the solution
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Robust architectures with microservices: These technologies are necessary

Microservices are based on an architectural and organizational approach and consist of individual and independent services that are connected and communicate via an interface. Simple scaling ensures that the architectures can be adapted to new requirements in a short time.

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In order to optimally deploy and run microservices, we use resilient platforms such as Kubernetes and CNCF projects such as Linkerd.

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We rely on polyglot IT architectures and support you in the selection of suitable database systems that are optimally tailored to the microservices.

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Service Management

Depending on the pattern, we advise on CNCF projects to solve problems such as security, traffic management, monitoring logging, versioning and much more. to solve.

Our expertise in the field of microservices

As a confluent partner for Apache Kafka, we bring extensive expertise in building modern microservices architectures and distributed applications.

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IT consulting

With the popular open source software, data streams can be scaled, stored and processed via a distributed streaming platform.

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Already during the implementation, we check where there is potential for optimization and immediately align the microservices accordingly.

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IT training

In our IT training courses specially designed for Kafka, we show, among other things, how microservices can be used sensibly to write real-time applications.

Do you need more flexibility? Microservices are the solution

With their high adaptability, microservices architectures are suitable for a wide variety of areas and can be easily integrated into sophisticated structures and system landscapes. Other benefits of MSA include:

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Easy scaling

If the requirements for a microservices architecture change, each service can be scaled individually without having to redevelop the system.

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More flexibility

By customizing the individual services, companies can easily add new functions and modernize their IT architectures.

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Once developed, a service can be used for many other purposes with minor code modifications. This saves time and development costs.

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Great fault tolerance

If a microservice fails, the other services and the system usually remain unaffected and can continue to perform their functions.

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Greater agility

Development processes can be optimized better and in less time through individual microservices and targeted adjustments.

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Rapid deployment

Low failure costs and the simple provision of services allow new options to be tested within the MSA and thus to find the best solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are microservices?

Microservices are loosely coupled software components that form an application in their entirety. Each service is responsible for a task. The independence of the components ensures more efficient deployment and more flexible working methods.

How do microservices work?

Each microservice in a software application is responsible for solving a specific problem. For example, when dealing with a financial transaction, a single service is responsible for receiving the order and another service is responsible for completing the transaction. In this way, a process is distributed across various smaller services.

Where are microservices used?

Microservices can be used in a wide variety of areas. As soon as companies need complex software, using a microservices architecture makes sense. This ranges from financial service providers and mail order companies to large streaming platforms.

How do microservices communicate with each other?

Microservices communicate via interfaces. They can usually communicate with each other statelessly and are therefore also more fault-tolerant. The APIs are language-independent, giving development teams more freedom to choose their tools.

How are microservices integrated into existing companies?

A microservices architecture may require a major overhaul of systems and processes. In an initial analysis, experienced software developers check which requirements exist and which additional technologies are needed to integrate a microservices architecture into existing systems.