Microservices Boost your speed and flexibility by shifting to a modern commerce architecture

Intermingling the work of different moving parts is the easiest way to get bottlenecked. A microservices-based approach frees you from that and lets you deploy as fast as you can develop.

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Get new features to market and serve more customer touchpoints

The microservices architecture approach is based on bringing together loosely coupled, independently deployable small components or "services" to compose a single, more complex application. Using microservices, these applications deliver faster responses, are more reliable, and can be deployed more frequently.

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Alignment of team and commerce functions

Forming teams based on function rather than technology supports innovation and eliminates bottlenecks. By allowing them to focus on functions like cart, checkout, and loyalty, teams have the autonomy to make improvements to the customer experience.

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Project-based productivity

You can now organize your business workflow to be more project-based, boosting productivity, and letting you piece together a commerce experience in a faster and more maintainable way.

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Modularity and scalability

Modern commerce brings about the benefit of flexibility, and microservices supplements this by introducing a way of developing and maintaining your platform.

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The horizontal teams in place at many enterprises that focus on specific technology areas (like database, infrastructure, backend, frontend, etc.) are not effective in a MACH environment. Smaller vertical teams that focus on business domains (like pricing, checkout, etc.) are able to capitalize on the benefits MACH delivers.
Andreas Rudl

Global Vice President Marketing, commercetools

FAQ

Why do businesses choose a microservices-based architecture for their commerce?

A microservices-based architecture presents many benefits, where they allow for a business to scale by parallelizing tasks and decreasing interteam dependence.

How are microservices connected to my business logic?

The possibilities to arrange teams are endless. Many of our customers opt to organize teams by business domain such as checkout and product discovery. Occasionally team scope overlaps, i.e. different teams working on product data; this is normal.

What technologies can I use? How do you ensure the architecture is stable across new and different tech?

The beauty of microservices on our modern commerce platform is that you’re not tied to any programming language or technologies. Teams are free to pick the best tech and language for the implementation of a solution. This allows you to further receive a return of your investment.

Are there any challenges that come with microservices? What are they?

The way of working with microservices is a large departure from old ways of working, in particular, you might now have more teams with increased specialization. This change should be part of your migration plan for a smooth transition.