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The Emergence of Microservices as a New Architectural Approach to Building New Software Systems

The Emergence of Microservices as a New Architectural Approach to Building New Software Systems

This IDC study discusses the new and evolving world of microservices. The term microservices has received considerable attention in the past 18 months and has also been specifically associated with container technology.

"Microservices is an architectural approach that draws on long evolving experience in software engineering and system design, including the SOA efforts of the last two decades," said Al Hilwa, research director, Application Development Software at IDC. "Microservices architecture is enabled by a spectrum of tools categories but is primarily an architectural approach to system design that also requires considerable organizational and cultural adjustment to execute successfully."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Microservices Is a Thing
The Characteristics of Microservices
An Architecture, Not a Specific Technology
The Role of Containers
Linkage to SOA
Teaching Old Apps New Tricks
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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