WSO2 to Present Webinar Series on How to Leverage Microservice Architecture

Four WSO2 technical webinars will explore how architects and developers can leverage the advantages of a microservice architecture to meet business needs

Mountain View, CA – January 21, 2016 – Microservice architecture (MSA) is fast becoming a popular pattern in today’s agile enterprises. Its iterative architectural approach and development methodologies are attracting the interest of architects who need to ensure continuous, agile delivery and flexible deployment of complex, service-oriented applications. WSO2 will present three webinars on how IT professionals can leverage the advantages of MSA through the use of middleware and an understanding of its outer and inner architecture.

The microservice architecture webinar series will run January 27 – February 24, 2016. To learn more, visit:

January 27 - A Pragmatic Approach to Microservice Architecture: The Role of Middleware

By using the correct middleware capabilities, enterprises can fully leverage the advantages provided by a microservice architecture to enable ease of implementation and faster time to market. The webinar will begin with a discussion of MSA requirements illustrated by real-world examples. It will then explore:

  • Details of an architect-friendly pragmatic approach for MSA.
  • Essential middleware capabilities required for resolving MSA challenges.
  • Where architects can utilize supporting technology, such as continuous integration, containerization, and container as a service (CaaS)
  • How to leverage WSO2’s enterprise middleware and cloud platform to implement microservice architectures.

Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of solutions architecture, will present the webinar on Wednesday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST. For more information, visit

February 3 – Deep-dive into Microservice Outer Architecture

Similar to a service-oriented architecture (SOA), MSA promotes loosely coupled services as building blocks for software system architectures. However, there are important differences between the two approaches. Notably, to enable flexible and scalable development and deployment of microservices, developers first need to focus on an MSA’s outer architecture, which addresses its platform capabilities.

This webinar will compare and contrast MSA with SOA, discussing both their pros and cons as well as the extent to which MSA complements or replaces SOA. Next it will examine what an MSA looks like in practice and discuss the practical challenges to implementing an MSA. Additionally, the session will answer common questions around the MSA outer architecture, including:

  • Where to use databases.
  • How to handle security.
  • How to perform service orchestration and integration.

Jointly presenting will be Srinath Perera, WSO2 vice president of research, and Frank Leymann, WSO2 system architect. The webinar will be held Wednesday, February 3, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST. Visit to learn more.

February 10 – Deep-dive into Microservice Inner Architecture

The inner architecture of an MSA addresses the implementation architecture of the microservices, themselves. It therefore plays a crucial role in the implementation of an MSA-based solution. This webinar will discuss how many frameworks and development choices are available, as well as review some of the key requirements of microservices frameworks, such as throughput, latency and memory efficiency.

Additionally, the webinar will:

  • Examine the key aspects and considerations in designing and implementing a microservice inner architecture.
  • Preview the soon-to-be-released WSO2 Microservices Server and its runtime modes.
  • Demonstrate aspects of the inner and outer architecture in action using samples.

Afkham Azeez, WSO2 director of architecture, will present the webinar on Wednesday, February 10, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST. For more information, visit

February 24 – An Introduction to WSO2 Microservices Server

In early Q1 2016, WSO2 Microservices Server (WSO2 MSS) will launch, providing the necessary framework and tooling to build and deliver high-performance, service-oriented applications with RESTful service containers that ensure low resource usage.

This webinar will:

  • Introduce the WSO2 MSS programming model and deployment options.
  • Discuss the key strengths and performance measures of WSO2 MSS compared to other frameworks.
  • Demonstrate WSO2 MSS capabilities for security, analytics and service discovery.
  • Highlight tooling, Swagger support and its seamless integration with rest of the platform.

Sagara Gunathunga, WSO2 software architect, will present the webinar on Wednesday, February 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST. For more information, visit

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