Differences between microservices and a monolithic architecture
Monolithic structures complicate handling when an application reaches a certain level of complexity. A monolithic solution is therefore often unsuitable for fast and dynamic development. The larger projects become and the more the number of people and modules involved increases, the greater the risks and disadvantages of a monolithic architecture become, because for a new release, all components have to be brought together as a single, large unit first – even those parts that have not changed at all. The flexibility of microservices is of particular benefit to companies that do not yet definitively know which end devices an application will run on when the development process is started. Due to the independence of platforms, applications developed with microservices are suitable for various delivery channels, such as the Web, Mobile, Internet of Things, or Wearables.