Innovation Insight for Microservices


Published: 04 March 2019 ID: G00384511

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Summary

Microservices enable unprecedented agility and scalability, but the architecture causes significant cultural disruption. Application leaders should understand this new design paradigm, its prerequisites and its disruptive impact before determining where and when to use it — if at all.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Definition
    • Description
      • Service Granularity
      • Frequent Misuse of the Term “Microservices”
      • APIs: Published (Outer) Versus Private (Inner)
    • Benefits and Uses
      • Adoption Rate
    • Risks
      • Beware of Application Software Vendors Touting “Microservices”
    • Evaluation Factors
    • Microservices Alternatives
    • Recommendations
    • Representative Providers
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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