Advances in Engineering Innovation

Advances in Engineering Innovation

Vol. 7, 25 April 2024


Open Access | Article

Software engineering architecture and its promising opportunities

Josh Mahmood Ali * 1
1 Saint Leo University

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Engineering Innovation, Vol. 7, 37-40
Published 25 April 2024. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Josh Mahmood Ali. Software engineering architecture and its promising opportunities. AEI (2024) Vol. 7: 37-40. DOI: 10.54254/2977-3903/7/2024034.

Abstract

The evolution of software architecture has witnessed the transition from monolithic to microservices, offering enhanced scalability, maintainability, and flexibility. With the rise of Microservices Architecture (MA), containerization has emerged as a pivotal technology to encapsulate microservices in isolated environments, ensuring consistent deployment. This paper delves into the intricate relationship between Microservices Architecture and containerization, focusing on the benefits, challenges, and practical implications of integrating both. Through a comprehensive experimental setup simulating an e-commerce platform, we quantitatively evaluate the performance metrics of a containerized microservices system versus a traditional monolithic setup. Our findings accentuate the performance gains achieved through MA and containerization, while also shedding light on areas that demand caution and further research. The insights presented serve as a beacon for organizations aiming to transition to or optimize their microservices and containerization practices.

Keywords

microservices architecture, containerization, docker, Kubernetes, software scalability

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Data Availability

The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.

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Volume Title
ISBN (Print)
ISBN (Online)
Published Date
25 April 2024
Series
Advances in Engineering Innovation
ISSN (Print)
2977-3903
ISSN (Online)
2977-3911
DOI
10.54254/2977-3903/7/2024034
Copyright
25 April 2024
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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