Communication Patterns in Microservices

Duration: 50 mins
Neal Ford
Software Architect, ThoughtWorks

Teams adopt microservices understanding the structure of the architecture but with a poor understanding of how to get all the pieces to communicate–it’s all too easy to accidentally create a distributed Big Ball of Mud. In this talk, Neal describes the foundations of distributed architecture communication and how that applies to microservices. He introduces a new measure, the architecture quantum, to help analyze and identify communication boundaries. Then, the session describes many common microservices communcation patterns:

  • orchestration
  • choreography
  • transactional patterns
  • sagas
  • data caching
  • event patterns
  • CQRS
  • Event sourcing

For each pattern, Neal weighs the pros and cons, summarizing situations where each pattern is applicable.

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