Integration patterns for distributed architecture
Distributed architectures have been growing in popularity for quite a while for some good reasons. The rise of cloud services making the deployments simpler, as well as the ever-growing complexity of the applications, resulted in a shift away from monolithic architecture for many technical ecosystems. Microservices have emerged as an alternative solution offering greater modularity, scalability, reliability, agility, and ease of collaboration between multiple teams. Nevertheless, these benefits don’t come for free. The price to pay could be significant due to many factors, and one of them is dealing with some challenges that don’t necessarily happen when working on a monolith. One of such challenges is establishing the best way of integration and communication between services.
Let’s examine the four primary ways services can be integrated and how they all play their part in our architecture in Smily (formerly BookingSync). This article aims to provide a general overview of these patterns, and we will cover them in more detail in the upcoming blog posts.