Smaller, independent applications enable software to run entire services to fit into a microservices architecture. Learn what this means for technologists and engineers in motion imaging and professional media.
The replacement of a handful of large monolithic systems by hundreds or thousands of microservices does present some new challenges in terms of interoperability. Without standardization, users and vendors will be responsible for creating and maintaining dozens of proprietary interfaces between systems, an immense undertaking in the midst of rapid business and technological change.
When we refer to a microservices-based software architecture, particularly for media systems, we're talking about breaking down larger traditional processes into the smallest possible useful tasks. A kind of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) style. Dealing with much smaller units, it becomes easier to move processing tasks out of local racks and into the cloud.