The Future of Microservices – Predictions for 2019
Microservices to have a year filled with innovation.
Microservices offered exciting moments and features in 2018, but not without some challenges. Experts give 6 predictions of what the future holds for microservices in 2019.
Prediction #1: Increased Migration to Containers
There will be an increased migration to containers from enterprise legacy workloads in 2019. This comes with an advantage, the fact that the design of these containers matches the former legacy environment. So, it leads to a massive reduction of the technical challenges, and at the same time reducing the possibility of application rewrites.
Prediction #2: The Rush to Adopt Microservices
Also, when it comes to microservices, 2019 will experience the determinants of hastiness to take on microservices. There’s a danger in migrating to service-based architecture. In creating microservice architecture, some groups involved created 10 monolith systems instead of one. As a result, the services become excessively large and do not resolve the issues of a monolith.
At the same time, those services may cause services to become excessively small. As a result, complexity will move from a team problem to become a system problem, making it more difficult for an average developer to understand.
Prediction #3: Continuous Evolvement of Microservices
2019 will also be a year of continuous evolvement of microservices and would include event-based architecture. For instance, specific services are going to need compatibility with monolithic-based applications increasingly. Typical example of such application is the MASA – Mesh App and Services Architecture. The application uses data services in listening to and reacting to events in real-time.
Prediction #4: Sudden Realization that Microservices are Already Here
According to Thomas Barton, the CEO of Diamanti, Information Technology will eventually realize that microservices are already here and no longer something to look forward to. According to the recent prediction given by IDC, “come 2022, 90% of new enterprise applications will be microservices-based. Additionally, 2019 will witness many IT departments running helter-skelter in the bid to unravel how to re-factor their virtual machine infrastructure for the realities of supporting microservices.”
Prediction #5: The Growth of Microservices Adoption will be Continuously Fast
Microservices adoption will grow continuously fast. This is due to microservices’ promise of scalability as well as speed. Rather than reinvent mission-critical, large code bases, iteration is needed. So, this microservices method cuts back risk and enables higher attention to be channeled to a particular concern without impacting the entire architecture negatively.
Prediction #6: A Major Paradigm Shift
In 2018, microservices were indeed ‘buzz-worthy’. This trend will continue, and there will be an increased discussion and attention on microservices. Considering the order of the archaic internet frontier era, microservices are a major paradigm shift.
Finally, it’s obvious that microservices architecture has become a common practice. As companies and organizations are reaching out more for agility, and quick and intelligent delivery, using microservices is the way to go.
Here at Global Charter, our team of developers has been in the forefront of innovative microservices and are poised to take advantage of the innovative trends in the industry to provide quality services for our clients in 2019 and beyond.