Microservice architectures can lead to easier to change, more maintainable systems which can be more secure, performant and stable than previous designs. But what are the practical concerns associated with running more fine-grained systems, and what are the new things you’ll need to know if you want to embrace the power of smaller services without the new sources of complexity making your life a nightmare? This talk will delve deeper into the characteristics of well-behaved services, and will define some clear principles your services should follow. It will also discuss in more depth some of the challenges associated with managing and monitoring more complex distributed systems. We’ll discuss how you can design services to be more fault-tolerant, what technologies may exist in your own platform to get you started. We’ll end by giving some pointers as to when you should consider microservice architectures, and how you should go about introducing them in your own organisation.
Lots of people are talking about Micro Services. But how micro is micro? And while we're at it, what is a micro service anyway? This session will briefly introduce the concept of microservices, and why they are important. But then we'll focus on the tough questions. If you're starting with a big, monolithic system, how should you split it up? When are microservices right for you? This talk looks at the competing forces from Conways law to Operations, which can help you make the right decisions about service granularity and just how 'micro' you should go.