Monolith to Microservices: Key Takeaways for the Switch

Monolith to Microservices: Key Takeaways for the Switch

Back in the 2000s, code lived in one execution thread. Database queries, user interactions, and data pipelines were all managed by the same processes.

The problem? Everything was interconnected and interdependent. Fixing one thing might break another. Releases were all or nothing.

We call this monolith hell. Your ticket out? Microservices.

In this episode, we explain the problem with monoliths, the benefits of microservices, and risks to consider. And to make it extra fun, we’re doing it game show style. You’ll learn the pros and cons of different architecture approaches with analogies to help the information stick.

Join us as we discuss:

01:30 The problem with monolithic architecture

05:10 Deploying microservices independently

05:40 Sauce Orchestrate and Docker

06:50 Managing communication between applications

07:35 Avoiding conflicts using microservices

10:00 Service mesh design pattern

11:00 Drawbacks of microservices

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