Microservices provide agility for your e-commerce

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Microservices provide agility for your e-commerce

Microservices provide agility for your e-commerce

Microservices provide agility for your e-commerce

We come to the end of our first series on microservices and e-commerce. If you have not been able to read the previous articles on this topic, I encourage you to do so now:

  • ·        Microservices architecture in your e-commerce
  • ·        Headless e-Commerce vs Microservices in e-Commerce
  • ·        What problems are there in using microservices in your e-commerce?
  • ·        Microservices and E-Commerce

In today's article, we will talk a little about the advantages that provide agility. Once you are clear about the problems of microservices, how can microservices help in the success of your e-commerce, providing business agility?

What are microservices?

Microservices are small, self-contained applications that can be individually designed and deployed.

Thanks to them, your e-commerce can have microservices responsible for different functionalities, such as the shopping cart or payment functions.

You can think of microservices architecture as a kind of advanced modular architecture.

"Microservices come with smart endpoints and silly segmentations ." - Rebecca Parsons

As a design principle, microservices favor basic communication mechanisms, such as APIs, to the detriment of complex integration platforms.

Advantages of microservices for your e-commerce

The customer demand continues to grow. This fact is more real after the 2020-21 pandemic caused by the coronavirus, which has caused consumer demand to skyrocket.

But other factors and technologies such as smartphones bear some responsibility for it as well.

That is why your organization needs to shorten innovation cycles and have an organizational and technical structure that allows you to be agile and fast. As we discussed in other articles, your monolithic e-commerce inhibits innovation precisely because of its complexity and lack of flexibility.

Therefore, it is worth knowing 6 of the countless advantages that the microservices architecture offers to your e-commerce:

1. Reduced software complexity

The limited scope of microservice functionality simplifies maintenance and upgrades.

2. Specialization

Thanks to microservices, you can select the right tool for the right task. This means that each microservice can use the programming language or framework preferred by the team that is going to develop it.

3. Greater resilience

If some of your e-commerce microservices have a problem or are no longer responding, the entire application is not interrupted. Contrary to monolithic architecture, if you have to do maintenance, or there is a failure, it does not affect the entire ecosystem.

4. Decentralized responsibility

You have smaller codebases, because your dedicated teams can take full responsibility for your microservice. Your developers will appreciate it, they will be more motivated, and your users will be happy too.

5. Highly scalable

Due to its size and independence, it is easier to scale up microservices and increase the performance of your e-commerce application. You can scale a functionality, or implement essential services for your business, without having to scale the entire application.

6. Faster time to market

To develop a microservice you need a cross-functional development team that can work independently. In this way, you will reduce synchronization efforts between teams and improve implementation and delivery times.

Conclusion

To conclude, if you have already made the decision to implement microservices in your e-commerce, remember first, as we saw in last week's article, that your organization needs to have the capacity to organize and manage them.

Knowing how to do it and understanding the advantages of microservices architecture will allow you to have business agility and success with your e-commerce.

 

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