Understanding Monolithic Vs Microservice Architecture

  1. It is faster to develop.
  2. All things wrap together in same code base so co-ordination between different functionalities get easier.
  3. Easy to deploy. Just need to copy of application to the server.
  4. Easy to test.
  1. This is a simple approach for software development. It has it’s limitations in size and complexity.
  2. At the end of development application become so large and complex to understand and make some new changes.
  3. Size of application may slow down start-up time.
  4. Continuous development is difficult to manage.
  5. Monolithic application has it’s own limitations while adapting new technologies as we have to continue with specific programming languages from start to end.
Monolithic Vs Microservice Architecture
  1. Large application remains unaffected by failure of any one microservice.
  2. It gives you more flexibility to add new feature in application as it is totally independent of others.
  3. Ease to understand as each functionality divided separately.
  4. These microservices in application has smaller code base so its ease to deploy and ease for continuous integration.
  5. Easily scale as it’s separate than other services, can scale without affecting other services.
  1. As every services are independent, communication among them is painful.
  2. Handling multiple database resources can be really painful.
  3. Co-ordination among services really important which makes deployment hard.
  4. Testing of microservice is harder than monolithic as it need to test all other communicating services.
  5. Microservices is good for large companies but not for small companies as they need to create and iterate applications quickly.

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