Microservice architecture is often misunderstood and misread. The architecture promotes lightweight edge gateways and proxy processors. This very fact is misunderstood as a replacement for an API Management layer, which focuses a lot more on quality of services such as life-cycle management, fine-grained security, throttling and a developer enablement portal.
Enterprise Integration has become pivotal for organizations adopting digital transformation. Different architecture patterns augments Enterprise Integration. This includes Microservices architecture as well as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Today organizations have to make careful decisions on their enterprise digital architecture. Whether to adopt SOA, MSA or a hybrid approach is a critical decision that enterprise architects need to make.
During this meetup, we will discuss, the place of API Management in a microservices ecosystem. We will discuss the purpose of edge gateways and proxies and how that complements a well defined API Management layer. We will also explore how Enterprise Integration is critical and help changing enterprises digitally transform.