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
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
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
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.