How to architect your first Microservice

Microservices Architecture

Almost all of contemporary software engineering practices are focused on one singular goal of improving time-to-market. Microservices eliminate organizational friction, giving your engineers and teams the autonomy they need to continuously ship, iterate and improve. All of this doesn’t come for free, though. Microservices architecture increases the complexity due to it’s distributed nature.

At, Opscale, we highly recommend covering these 7 dimensions for each of your microservices.

  1. Comply with 12-factor principles: For easy scaling and deployment.
  2. Make it ops friendly: For better observability.
  3. Design for failure: Handle service dependency failures smartly and gracefully
  4. Event-sourcing: To solve data consistency issues across your microservices.
  5. Design maintainable API: Provide intuitive and stable API for engineers and programs consuming your service.
  6. Continuous Delivery Pipeline: Have a dedicated CD Pipeline for each service.
  7. Container Orchestration: Use a container orchestration solution for deploying immutable artifacts.