MSA (Microservice architecture), or simply microservices, is a kind of methodology to develop service by divide and conquer - a distinctive method of developing software systems that tries to focus on building single-function modules with well-defined interfaces and operations. The trend has grown popular in recent years as Enterprises look to become more Agile and move towards a DevOps and continuous testing. Microservices can help create scalable, testable software that can be delivered weekly, not yearly.

Micro service architectural Pattern

MSA has following characteristics

  • Multiple Components
  • Built for Business
  • Simple Routing
  • Decentralized governance - low dependency
  • Failure Resistant - requiring monitoring its neighboring services to function while it bows out.
  • Evolutionary design

Below is a simple reference based on MSA.

MSA Reference