As a result of growing customer demands to build large-scale and complex applications, microservices has become a buzzword. The number of businesses building or switching from monolithic to microservice architecture is growing at a rapid pace. Leading companies like Disney, Airbnb, Twitter etc. are adopting microservice architecture to support continuous delivery and scalability of applications.
Just think of an eCommerce website that you last visited. You must have used the search bar of the site to look for the product you’re interested in. There must be some product recommendations for you, based on your last purchase. You might have added the product into cart and made payment to buy it.
With increasing complexity and demand for highly scalable and robust applications, conventional monolithic architecture is no longer the best choice. After a certain threshold, monolithic architecture tends to hinder application performance and scalability. Moreover, with an enormous codebase, making changes to the tightly coupled, dependent processes in the monolithic architecture drastically increases the impact of single process failure.
Do you really want to keep paying for your dedicated cloud servers, even when they are running idle? If not, then developing an application with serverless architecture will show you the way out.