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Is Adopting a Microservices Architecture Worth Tech CEO Investment?

Published: 29 May 2019

ID: G00386601

Analyst(s): Scot MacLellan , Wataru Katsurashima


The microservices architecture approach is fast gaining traction to build cloud-native applications, but may not be the right answer for every scenario. Tech CEOs building software products or services need to identify and understand two key scenarios for consideration.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • 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 Not Always 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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