DevOps and microservices are hot trends in the tech world, but do they work well together?
How it all began
The term "micro web services" was first used by Dr. Peter Rogers during a conference on cloud computing in 2005. "Microservices" themselves premiered at an event for software architects in 2011, where the term was used to describe a style of architecture that many attendees were experimenting with at the time. Netflix and Amazon were among the early pioneers of microservices. The popularity of microservices has recently been on the rise because they can solve many current IT challenges such as increasing speed, scalability of applications and rapid test processes.
For the past three years, Box has been recognized as a strong leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing. In order to keep their impressive reputation, Box employs up to date practices to keep their company as leader of the pack.
How has microservices helped Box speed up their times to deployment?
In a previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of implementing microservices with Big Data.
In life, we know that when you make a choice, you also choose the consequence. The consequences of moving to a microservice framework from a monolithic framework pail in comparison to the benefits, but there are a few notable challenges.
The implementation of microservices has been on the rise recently - for good reason. In a previous blog, we've detailed the benefits of building your applications on a microservice architecture. On a microservice architecture, your applications run as many different services on various servers rather than one large code base.
How can microservices complement the integration of Big Data applications?
By 2020, every single product and service will have artificial intelligence components. New types of networks are being developed in order to meet the changing demands brought forth by digital transformation. For example, The 5G network -expected to be fully operational by 2020 - was designed with IoT and the increase velocity of data sharing in mind.
The writing's on the wall - Netflix, Amazon, and Apple, are all trailblazers in microservice architecture. These three companies dominate continuous delivery, DevOps, and show first hand what microservice architecture can propel an organization into greatness.
In today’s world - companies are expected to deploy software and services at a rapidly increasing rate. This drive for innovation is forcing many enterprises to rethink their current architectural structures. If your company has not yet considered the benefits of microservices, you are already being left behind.
This year’s Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit in London was all about how to master the increasing complexities of digital business. With tracks focusing on Disruptive Technologies, Architecting Digital Business Platforms and Becoming an Innovative Leader as well as of course Mastering Enterprise Architecture, the summit was THE key event for EA leaders.
Nowadays IT works at an amazing pace, releasing one application after another to increase the customer's experience, but as soon as they think they are near their goal, their IT architecture fails them and they must start again from scratch. The integration of legacy systems into the digital world means that one must resource to a lot of new measures, making this task very tedious…thus, no company should deceive itself (and its employees) into thinking that a new IT architecture can be built from nothing to get ahead in the digital age.