Reactive Microsystems

The Evolution of Microservices at Scale

Jonas Bonér, Co-Founder & CTO Lightbend, Inc.

Audience: Architects

Technical level: Intermediate

If you want your application to provide millisecond response times and close to 100% uptime, traditional architectures with single SQL databases and thread-per-request models simply cannot compete with microservices. This report discusses strategies and techniques for building scalable and resilient microservices, and helps you work your way through the evolution of a scalable microservices-based system.

When it comes to development speed, time-to-market, and continuous delivery, microservices can do wonders for your organization. Author Jonas Bonér, Founder and CTO of Lightbend and author of Reactive Microservices Architecture (O’Reilly), demonstrates how to refactor a monolithic application step-by-step. You’ll briefly land at single instance microliths (micro monoliths) before working your way toward a scalable and resilient microsystem.

This report will help you:

  • Examine the essential traits of an individual reactive microservice
  • Understand why monolithic architectures are a problem
  • Manage the hard part of microservice design: the space between individual services
  • Shift the focus from domain objects to events in domain-driven design
  • Make services more efficient, performant, and stable by applying reactive programming techniques
  • Make the services work together, collaboratively, as a single reactive system
  • Move beyond CRUD towards Event Sourcing/CQRS to scale state in an event-based design
  • Leverage fast data in microservices to manage real-time data at scale

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Jonas Bonér, Co-Founder & CTO Lightbend, Inc.

Jonas Bonér is a co-founder of Lightbend and creator of the Akka event-driven middleware project. Previously he was a core technical contributor at Terracotta, working on core JVM-level clustering technology, and at BEA, as part of the JRockit JVM team. Jonas has also been an active contributor to open source projects including the AspectWerkz Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) framework and the Eclipse AspectJ project. He is an amateur Jazz musician, passionate skier and holds a Bachelors of Science from Mid Sweden University.

About Lightbend

Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) provides the leading Reactive application development platform for building distributed systems. Based on a message-driven runtime, these distributed systems, which include microservices and streaming fast data applications, can effortlessly scale on multi-core and cloud architectures. Many of the most admired brands around the globe are transforming their businesses with our platform, engaging billions of users every day through software that is changing the world. For more information on Lightbend, visit: lightbend.com