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Microservices Architecture

Microservices Architecture

Reference: W169


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There is much debate about what constitutes a Microservice and a Microservices Architecture (MSA), and whether they represent an evolution or a revolution.


This White Paper presents the viewpoint of The Open Group SOA Work Group, developed through diligent research of the current viewpoints in the industry Work Group members. It provides a clear and specific definition of Microservices and MSA, distills their core principles and key characteristics, and provides a comparison of MSA with Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Additional Information

Additional Information

Reference W169
Published 11 Jul 2016
Pages 41
Type White Papers
Subject Open Platform 3.0