Breaking Down the Benefits of Monoliths into Microservices

By: TensorIoT Migration Practice

The term “monolith” in the software development industry typically has negative connotations. A monolithic application is one that is built as a single, large unit. In contrast, a microservice is an application that is built as a suite of small, independent services.


There are benefits and drawbacks to both approaches. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of breaking down a monolith into microservices.

Benefit #1: Improved Scalability


One of the main benefits of microservices is that they are much more scalable than monolithic applications. When an application is monolithic, all components are tightly coupled and changes to one component can potentially break the entire application.


In a microservice architecture, each service is independent and can be scaled up or down as needed without affecting other services. This makes it much easier to scale an application as business needs change.


Benefit #2: Faster Deployment Times


Another benefit of microservices is that they can be deployed much faster than monolithic applications. When you make a change to a monolithic application, you have to redeploy the entire application.


With microservices, you can deploy individual services independently. This means that you can make changes and deploy them much faster, which leads to shorter development cycles.


Benefit #3: Improved Resiliency

Microservices are also more resilient than monolithic applications. When a monolithic application goes down, the entire application is unavailable. However, when a microservice goes down, only that service is affected and the rest of the application can continue to function normally.


This improved resiliency makes it easier to maintain uptime for mission-critical applications.


In conclusion as you can see that the above 3 benefits provides a clear argument that Microservices are better for an organization in order to ensure their application is scalable, resilient and has shorter enhancement cycles.


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