Automation of the incremental integration of microservices architectures
Zuñiga Prieto, Miguel Angel
Microservices have appeared as a new architectural style that is native to the cloud. The high availability and agility of the cloud demands organizations to migrate or design microservices, promoting the building of applications as a suite of small and cohesive services that are independently developed, deployed and scaled. Current cloud development approaches do not support the incremental integration needed for microservice platforms, and the agility of getting new functionalities out to customers is consequently affected by the lack of support for the integration design and automation of the development and deployment tasks. This paper presents an approach for the incremental integration of microservices that will allow architects to specify and design microservice integration, and provide mechanisms to automatically obtain the implementation code for business logic and interoperation among microservices, along with deployment and architectural reconfiguration scripts specific to the cloud environment in which the microservice will be deployed.