A monolithic architecture for SaaS product development will inevitably be a problem for Independent Software Vendors (ISV) that have built a successful company on a self-developed solution. For them, moving to microservices can serve as the next logical step.
SaaS businesses demand robust agility, cost optimization, and finding a perfect balance between Capital Expenses (CapEx) and Operating Expenses (OPEX).
The answer to such demands lies in moving away from the conventional monolithic architecture to microservices application that improves testing methodologies through a change in DevOps architecture.
In a cloud-SaaS architecture, complex applications consisting of a collection of services and data are decoupled from the programme itself. A microservices architecture organizes an application as a collection of linked services.
What are Microservices?
Microservices is defined as a business’s approach to redefining its software development. Here, small independent services connect with one other through well-defined APIs.
Each service may be created using a distinct programming language, and each service may be tested separately. They are independently deployable and organized according to the business demands.
For instance, consider a microservices-based e-commerce platform where a business capability pivots resources to each microservice —shopping cart, product search, customer review, etc.