Gartner Research

Is Adopting a Microservices Architecture Worth Product Manager Investment?

Published: 17 May 2019

ID: G00386600

Analyst(s): Wataru Katsurashima , Scot MacLellan

Summary

The microservices architecture approach is fast gaining traction to build cloud-native applications, but may not be the right answer for every scenario. Product managers building software products or services need to identify and understand two key scenarios in which it should be considered.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Organize the Development Team Structure to Mimic the Product Microservices Structure for Maximum CI/CD Benefits
  • Investigate Using a Microservices Architecture When Building Software Services That Will Be Deployed and Operated on Cloud
  • Additional Considerations
    • A Microservices Architecture Is Very Often Not the Best Approach
    • How About Microservices On-Premises?
    • Are Microservices Useful to Only Cloud-Based Services, or to COTS Products as Well?

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