Defining Microservices Architecture
In short, the microservice architectural style is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms, often an HTTP resource API. These services are built around business capabilities and independently deployable by fully automated deployment machinery. There is a bare minimum of centralized management of these services, which may be written in different programming languages and use different data storage technologies.
Source: Microservices Resource Guide
A Comprehensive Presentation of Microservice Architectures, Presented by Neal Ford
Justification Of The Choices Made
- Microservices offer the flexibility that is needed for Continuous Improvement
The Other Alternatives That Were Not Chosen
- Service-based Architecture instead of Microservices