Breaking Down Monoliths into Microservices

By TensorIoT Migration Practice


A migration to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud has several benefits to customers. These benefits include significant cost reduction, new business opportunities and faster time to market with enhancements. To fully benefit from these advantages, you should continuously modernize your organization’s software by refactoring your monolithic applications into microservices. This process consists of 3 steps, which includes identifying how to decompose and organize your microservices, How to integrate the microservices with one another and how to provide a data store for the microservices. The below blog will introduce you to these concepts.


Decompose Monoliths into Microservices


The first step in this process is to decompose your monolithic applications into microservices. You can do this by using the decomposition patterns provided in this guide.


These patterns will help you identify which parts of your monolith can be broken down into smaller, more manageable pieces. Once you have identified these pieces, you can begin to break them down into individual microservices.


Integrate Microservices


Once you have decomposed your monoliths into individual microservices, you will need to integrate them back into a cohesive whole. You can do this by using AWS serverless services. These services will allow you to connect your different microservices together and create a single point of entry for users. By using these services, you can take advantage of the benefits of a microservices architecture without having to worry about managing multiple servers or complex networking configurations.


Enable Data Persistence for Microservices


The final step in this process is to enable data persistence for your microservices. This can be done by promoting polyglot persistence among your microservices. Polyglot persistence is a term used to describe a situation where multiple data stores are used within a single system. This approach allows you to decouple your data stores from each other, which makes it easier to scale and manage your system as a whole. By decentralizing your data stores, you can take full advantage of the benefits of a microservices architecture while still maintaining control over your data.


Continuously modernizing your organization’s software by refactoring your monolithic applications into microservices has many advantages, including technical and business agility, new revenue opportunities, and reduced costs. While there are many benefits to moving to a microservice architecture, it is important to note that this process should not be undertaken lightly. It is important to carefully plan and execute each step in order to fully reap the rewards of microservice adoption. However, if done correctly, the move to microservices can provide your organization with a major competitive advantage in today’s marketplaces.


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