Microservices Architecture

Microservices Architecture

From the Manager – Software Development

Aju Stephen

In this world of fast paced development, the time to market has shrunk excessively therefore industries are necessitated to make their services easily manageable and highly scalable. However, the traditional integrated architecture (Monolithic), integrates all the functionalities into a single platform, thus if any one functionality faces an issue, the entire system becomes vulnerable to failure. This susceptibility can be overcome with the adoption of Microservices Architecture which significantly facilitates in maximizing the velocity of development, adapting to the ever-changing market conditions, and enabling the developers to work concurrently for managing and updating each component of a service, as they can be handled as individual data stores. Microservice architecture improves the scalability, availability, modularity, and maintainability of an application by fine graining the incorporated services. This architecture is a method of dividing large software projects into loosely coupled modules that communicate with one another through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), thereby providing independent development, independent deployment, fault isolation, mixed technology stack, and granular scaling.

At EinNel, the concept of Microservice Architecture is adopted for cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application for printing industries, to simplify and automate the B2B and B2C commerce.

The array of services involved include, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Estimation, Order Management, Inventory, Vendor Management and Shipment. The tech stacks used for creating this executable microservice architecture are C# ASP.net, MS-SQL, and RabbitMQ. The fragmentation of services has enabled easy management and elimination of technology lock-in. Establishment of this architecture has facilitated a modular approach accounting for multiple components, prioritization of the business objectives, resilience to failure, straightforward routing, and decentralization.

The interconnectivity of all the entities spread across numerous operational teams is made easier and more reliable, thereby enabling the developers to communicate effectively.

It has also capacitated the building of atomic and reusable services for this large and complex system of printing ERP, therefore even upon a lag in any one of the services, the process involved in managing orders and shipment of the final products is safeguarded. Thus, EinNel is armed to deal with innumerable customers and to render pre-eminent services by meeting every demand with excellency.