There’s a lot of buzz in the enterprise tech space surrounding microservices1, an approach to software design in which systems are built using multiple, loosely-coupled component services. And with good reason.
Microservices provide many benefits over traditional “monolithic” architectures in which all components are interconnected and interdependent within a single codebase. In a monolithic approach, each component must be present in order to execute or compile code—and if any particular component has to change, the entire application must be redeployed.
Building with microservices provides a number of benefits to organizations, including:
- Ease of deployment: Microservice-based applications are modular and smaller than applications built using traditional development methods, making them easier to build and deploy
- Increased scalability: Microservices remain functional in the midst of large size or volume changes, making it simple for enterprises to scale up as business needs adjusting
- Increased resilience: Once you build fault tolerance into your microservices and their dependencies with one another, microservices will run as independent units that don’t impact one another—one failure won’t take down your entire application. This helps increase uptime, promote business continuity, and boost performance.
- Faster time-to-market: Since microservices support more agile updates and evolutions, you can shorten development cycles with a microservice architecture, allowing you to have multiple teams working in parallel
- Future-proofed business operations: Organizations can easily create reusable microservices that will speed up development times and help you adapt quickly to changes. This reusability enables you to share and repurpose microservices across your enterprise, so your application can grow with your organization and keep up with technological trends.
While the microservices trend has been driven and enabled by the ubiquity of modern cloud-based services and standardized APIs that allow disparate components to be seamlessly stitched together, no-code is the technology that will empower organizations to realize the full potential of this new paradigm.