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Innovation Insight for Miniservices

Published: 21 February 2017

ID: G00324217

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas , Aashish Gupta


Application leaders who aim to increase their agility, but who find microservices architecture too disruptive for their organizations, should investigate miniservices instead. Miniservices architecture is a pragmatic alternative that relaxes design constraints, so reducing disruption.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • A Difference in Granularity
    • Comparison of Miniservices With Microservices and Macroservices
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Alternatives to Miniservices
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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