When it comes to server architecture, which is the better choice? Monoliths or microservices? I think to answer that question, I will have to dive into each first.
The monolith service architecture was a staple in the past, but of course due to tech advancements it is becoming out of touch. A monolith would host everything in one system - database, user interface, etc. And while this did allow for environments to have a wide variety of versatility, it was also extremely bulky and hard to change or fix if things went wrong.
Microservices utilize oriented API's that gives the new age of technology much more flexibility than monoliths offer. Microservices split up tasks into their own separate operations, that not only speeds up functions but makes it easier to run.
Some other advantages of microservices include
- Easier to organize and maintain applications
- Improve organization
- Improve productivity, flexibility and scalability
- Allow for autonomous & cross-functional teams
Utilizing microservices today is the correct choice in my opinion. Not only does it make maintaining work so much easier, it allows for code updates to be more reliable. That is crucial, especially when working on such large scale code repositories and systems.