gRPC vs. REST: Performance Simplified

“Breaking down the monolith”. These were words I heard several times over the course of my previous internships. Companies everywhere are realizing the benefits of building a microservice-based architecture. From lower costs to better performance to less downtime, microservices provide countless benefits relative to their preceding monolithic design. Now with all of these microservices talking to each other thousands of times each second, communication between them needs to be fast and reliable. The traditional method of doing this is JSON-backed HTTP/1.1 REST communication. However…