Microservices is an approach to application development in which a large application is built as a suite of modular services that support a specific business goal and that are independently managed through decentralized governance.
The microservices architecture is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms. These services are built around business capabilities and independently deployable by fully automated deployment machinery. Every microservice can be deployed, upgraded, scaled, and restarted independent of other services in the application.
Monolithic applications require the entire monolith to be built and deployed when a change is made to a small part of the application. Scaling requires scaling of the entire application rather than parts of it that require greater resource. Microservices facilitates independent governance of components by providing a firm module boundary, even allowing for different services to be written in different programming languages.
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