Event-driven microservices give you the power to quickly create and modify components in a way that offers bottom-line business value, which is mission critical in a world where your competitors are a click away and time to market is everything.

What’s not to love, right?

But the speed with which you develop components is just one piece of the puzzle.

  • How quickly can you integrate them with the rest of your system?
  • How completely can you embrace innovative new techniques and technologies?

In my new whitepaper for architects, The Architects’s Guide to Event-Driven Microservices, I explain the benefits of combining event-driven architecture and microservices and how decomposing applications admittedly makes life a little more… interesting.

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Breaking monolithic applications into distributed components introduces many complexities and challenges associated with a set of incorrect assumptions referred to as The Fallacies of Distributed Computing.

Simply put, many developers assume that the network used to establish communications between components is homogenous, reliable, real-time, unchanging, etc.

This isn’t the case, of course, so you need to overcome inherent unpredictability and variances in the connectivity layer through smart coding, smart architecture, and smart connectivity.

I also explain how to bake all of this “smartness” into your system so you can avoid falling victim to predictable pitfalls and failed techniques.

And I explore how this event-driven approach allows enterprise architects to evolve from inflexible orchestration to choreography:

What are event-driven microservices


Design your system by describing what roles you want each microservice to play, and set them up to act as independent players, adapting to unpredictable inputs in such a way that business gets done, customers get satisfied, and you get to rest easy knowing your infrastructure is reactive and rock-solid.

I hope you enjoy The Architect’s Guide to Event-Driven Microservices, and I welcome your feedback!

Jonathan Schabowsky

Jonathan Schabowsky is a senior architect in Solace's Office of the CTO. His expertise includes architecting large-scale, mission critical enterprise systems in various domains, such as for the FAA, satellite ground systems (GOES-R) and healthcare. Recently, Jonathan has been focused on the use of event-driven architectures for microservices and their deployments into platform-as-a-services (PaaS) running within public clouds.

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