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Difference between Microservices and SOA

Paul Preiss: SOA contrast, just a contrast. Your physical reaction, I think, was a good start. I'm just asking for your basic contrast for the- if we're in a conference and I'm another architect, I don't understand the difference between Microservices and SOA. Venky: The SOA, it gives a more structural layered approach to doing

What Are Microservices?

Paul: Micro-services. Venky: Micro-services. Okay. Micro-services is the definition and the way they are implemented. They do a very specific function that can be completely contained and packaged. They will never give you something that an end-user can really make use of. Paul: Can you give me an example of that? Is Calculate Premium a

Successfully finding a good API

MetLife's Enterprise Integration Architect, Venkatesh (Venky) Ravlrala, discusses how to successfully find a good API. Depending on the business objectives of the company and the organization, there are some companies which totally rely on monetizing their APIs, meaning API is their money-making source, but for companies like Met Life, that may not be the one,

What Do You Mean, API?

By Mark Sigda It was 2008, and I’d spent the past five years as a software architect in a mid-sized dev shop.  We had dozens of applications and found ourselves with a lot of organically-grown web services.  Wanting to promote re-use and get some control around our services, we embarked on an SOA Initiative.  We