Cloud Technology is Soaring High & with Microservices, it’s Taking the Center Stage
The recent years have seen a lot of changes happening in the tech world. Groundbreaking innovations and fast up gradation has become the name of the game now. This is the Century of technological evolution and there is no denying that.
The advancement of technology has pushed developers and organizations to accept and implement new ways over traditional methods. It’s the only means one can compete and thrive in this digital era. If you look back at the year that went by, 2018 was remarkable for developers all around the world. Things became smarter and easier with increased usage of cloud computing. There were some great work done in the field of microservices and a fair share of attention and importance was given to serverless architecture.
With all these technological revolutions happening, the techies are already predicting an equally productive and innovative 2019. Many developers in the field are having this idea that, with increasing implementation of microservices, it can very well become the future of development in the broader aspect. So let’s shed some light on the subject.
Let’s Understand Microservices better
Microservices can be referred to as the architecture involved in the development of software and applications both web and mobile based. Now, there are monolithic architecture and the traditional SOA that have been in use for long.
The thing with monolithic is that all the changes in software or application need to be made all at once. It’s either all or nothing. In the SOA, one can alter one piece at a time. However, it has to be done in a way so that it can fit into the original structure after the changes are made without any difficulty.
Microservices is better than both as it gives you the liberty to build, maintain and update anything separately. After everything is done all they got to do is connect the update with the help of a shared data API. It basically allows you to work on independent pieces without causing any alteration to the overall structure.
For example, microservices allow you to make individual changes to separate functions like social media logins, search engine, user management, e-commerce cart, etc. You can create and update it in a different programming language using diverse data storages. There is no concept of centralized management. They use HTTP, Thrift APIs, REST, etc. for communicating which is light and easy. Microservices offer you a platform that focuses on independent deployment and flexibility. It’s the model child of this modular driven world.
Past Advancements In Microservices
Before we take a peek at what the future holds for microservices, let’s do a flashback on the subject. More and more developers are implementing microservices in creation and maintenance of software and apps, to boost their flexibility. The wide usage of cloud services has made the transition to new ways even easier. One can say that both technologies are interdependent. Microservices allow the developer to produce fast and effective solutions all the while maintaining high-quality performance.
One can rightfully say that it is hard to keep up the pace with today’s fast updates trend with the old monolithic structures. It is time-consuming and makes the work that much harder for the developer. Though there are conflicting ideas in the developer circle, things do look brighter on the microservices side.
No technological innovation can work alone without support from reliable and equally advanced services. Same goes for microservices. Serverless architecture has come as a boon to developers who wanted to work using microservices. It is an appropriate foundation that can well support the agility of microservices, one that the traditional servers could not. Container structures have a higher overhead and rigid approach which is not a match for microservices.
Hence developers switched to a serverless architecture. It is as flexible as microservices itself. There is absolutely no need to invest in unnecessary server resources. With cloud service providers, one has to pay for just the specific resources that they require. Many event databases have already gone serverless and more are queuing up. So basically microservices and serverless structure have both helped each other in their quest of technological development. According to developers, the camaraderie is to only grow stronger in the years to come.
Microservices In The Multi-Cloud Future
Cloud technology is soaring high, and with microservices taking the center stage, it will be a sight to see how well it performs across a multi-cloud environment. According to developers, multiple cloud approach can be very beneficial to the microservices solutions. It allows you to broaden your spectrum instead of staying confined in allocated server resources.
Multi-cloud services give you access to a number of features that you can utilize as per your development and maintenance requirement. It even allows you to run complex apps, unlike allocated server resources.
If you are using microservices that are closely related to information management and database, then you can use Oracle’s cloud services. For added storage and archives you can refer to Amazon S3 and get the benefits of AI integration and analytics by using Azure. That’s how you reap the benefits of microservices in a multi-cloud environment.
Getting Ahead Of Kubernetes
Kubernetes helps a lot to handle or rather in the proper management of containers and cloud computing. When it comes to the adaptability of containers, Kubernetes can make the process quite easy. But one should not forget that there is still the question of it carrying overheads for containers, which leads us to the question of serverless architecture.
In 2019, one can get to see serverless architecture gaining more prominence in the tech world. Most of the web development projects today focus on controlling the costs. And when it comes to cost-effectiveness nothing can beat the serverless architecture. It makes it very easy to handle spikes and use specific resources that you need. It gives you the boon of full functionality at low operational costs.
You can even improvise it by using the right combinations, such as Cloud Firestore and S3 to manage and support multiple cloud serverless structure. You can even run transactional tasks across a multi-cloud environment by integrating cross-server encryption. It might be complicated but quite easy if you implement the right techniques of cloud technology and serverless architecture.
All these advancements and integration take us to one final thing and that is client management. Normally the client interface is used on the presentation layer. But when you are building apps with microservices across multiple cloud environments, it can be modified for diverse clients.
There are a lot of changes in the tech scenario and advancements to look forward to this year. What the past year has proved is that microservices along with cloud technology and serverless architecture has already made its mark in the technological arena. Let’s wait & watch, what advancements it leads to in 2019.