Microservices And Polyglot

Microservices And Polyglot

Several years ago, the concept of microservices emerged as a novel design paradigm for large-scale software applications. It’s not just one enormous application, but rather a series of smaller (or more precise micro, whatever that means) services communicating with one another. Each microservice focuses on a specific, well-defined feature of a business. In this approach, you are compelled to think more about your business domain and model it. Some other benefits, such as independent deployments, are also included. Every aspect of IT is ever-changing. The development of new technology, programming languages, and tools occurs almost daily.

Polyglot programming is the practice of using a variety of programming languages to solve a given problem.

Let’s understand What are polyglot microservices?

Programming in many languages, known as polyglot programming, is the foundation of polyglot microservices built on this principle. Multiple data storage methods can meet diverse needs in one application, known as polyglot persistence.

As an illustration, consider the following:

  • Key-value databases are commonly used in applications that require quick read and write access times.
  • In cases where data structures and transactions must be fixed, relational databases (RDBMS) are the go-to choice
  • When dealing with large amounts of data, document-based databases are ideal
  • Graph databases are utilized when it is important to navigate across links quickly.

So why use polyglot microservices?

Delegating the decision of which technology stack and programming languages to utilize to the service developers is at the heart of a polyglot design. Google, eBay, Twitter, and Amazon are prominent technological organizations that offer a polyglot microservices architecture. There are many products and many people at these organizations, and they all operate on the same massive scale as Capital One. Before undertaking a polyglot architectural thought experiment, there must be a compelling business reason to pursue a multi-language microservice ecosystem in a company.

A Polyglot Environment has several advantages.

Innovate with Creativity

Microservices architecture and libraries are dominated by latest technologies like .NET core, Spring Boot and Azure/AWS Cloud. All these ecosystems have evolved to include microservices design. A set of suggestions on production-ready requirements and a base microservice scaffolding are offered to developers who can choose their favorite language. Developers are devoted to their profession. As a result, reducing linguistic limits boosts developers’ creativity and problem-solving ability. It fosters an engineer’s creativity and pride in their profession.

When it’s time to sell

When engineering impediments are removed, business solutions tend to be supplied faster. It’s easier for teams to focus on value-added work when they access technologies they already know. Engineers can now focus on the business goal rather than containerizing their application, adding circuit breaker patterns, or reporting events. If the microservices are standardized across languages, they can be easily extended across platforms and infrastructures. This simplifies application deployment and operation across platforms and infrastructures. Engineers can learn more about the system they are creating in the larger context in which they function.

A Stream Of Talent

Recruiting from a larger pool of potential employees is feasible through languages. Java programmers have doubled the number of qualified candidates. Even if the language is “obscure.” employment is scarce. Programmers anxiously await new programming challenges.

A Bright Future awaits

To keep on top of new technologies and trends, teams need a solid foundation to build upon as more and more client logic moves to the server. This can be done by allowing teams to create in their chosen language while preserving operational equivalence with current systems. There should be no language barrier, but each language should have the same monitoring, tracing, and resilience level as the technological stack now in use. We believe polyglot microservices will be especially useful for the mobile teams we serve and, in the end, for our end users.

Learn More: Application Modernization Services of Metaorange Digital 

Microservices & Ployglot| MetaOrange

The basics of polyglot persistence for microservices data

Blog Date

8 August, 2022


Application Modernization

Related More Blogs