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The Role of microservice in cloud-native projects

The role of Microservice in cloud-native projects

Microservices in cloud native projects are found on the crowded streets of software architecture or cloud-native computing. The microservices in cloud-native projects happen to take an integral position that continues to disrupt and galvanize markets for Application delivery infrastructure.

Its growth will undoubtedly present opportunities and a new challenge for Application vendors. Although Microservice has existed for some years now, it somehow remains the talk of the town; with many big web giants like Amazon, Netflix, Twitter, Paypal and the Guardian adopting a microservice architecture. As the saying goes, “no one wants to be left behind,” that must have been the trend for most companies who wanted to step into a new dimension of microservice away from the rigid monolith architecture.

However, you’d be more curious to find out what has changed since then. Does Microservice in cloud-native projects play any vital role, or is it just another buzzword cheering the crowd. Let’s find out.

What is Microservice Architecture?

Before I start defining what Microservice is, let’s look at this scenario of how the world responds to software challenges. If we look back a decade, the software service of an organization was majorly managed from the back-office, which were mostly physical products.

Products were deployed using the monolith architecture, but the problem is that the system is built in such a way that allows all the code components to work together as one cohesive unit, sharing memory space. In other words, the software produced on Monolith Arch is self-contained; the pieces are linked to one another. If developers intend to make changes, they will need to build and deploy the whole stack altogether, which usually takes time, effort and limited flexibility.

But there is a difference now. Microservice tends to solve these issues. The Microservice architecture can be described as a system of small, independent, standalone services/apps that can be combined to form a functioning system. Microservices are standalone apps that enable developers in teams to build and test different parts of an application separately without affecting other standalone services. With this in view, the existing infrastructure becomes very easy to manage.

Many businesses have digitized their services, thereby delivering mainly digital products and services to their clients. Meanwhile, the demand for immersive user experience is surging, and along with the challenging market, competition has pushed many businesses to search for systems that guarantee quick software and update delivery.

The benefit of microservice in Cloud-Native Projects

Microservices offer complex multi-interface roles to various cloud-native projects. Such functions they provide are;

Simple Pipeline for Building and Maintaining Apps

Microservices revolves around simplicity. Since its primary focus is on cloud-native deployment, applications get more comfortable to develop and manage when they link separately as standalone units. For instance, since each microservice can be controlled independently, an effect on memory usage or server issues will not affect the entire system, and resolving problems with that unit can be compensated quickly.

Autonomous, Enable Distributed teams.

Let me say this straight, carrying out a large dev project on a monolith architecture can get puzzling if you are collaborating with extended teams. But here is something exciting; Microservices allow cross functioning teams to work independently and make swift decisions in smaller units. Hence speeds up the time to delivery, while avoiding technical debt.

Organized Around Business Capabilities

The long-term goal is to build products that means the needs of the business. Instead of focusing on leveraging diverse technologies in making the product, Microservice allows developers to focus on building products focused on end-user functionality and business capabilities. Even Windows virtual desktop adopts Microservice in executing its cloud projects.

Conclusion

Microservices addresses large and sometimes, complex business problems by using smaller and efficient services to approach and solve them. Organizations and project leaders are beginning to hop on board in implementing the use of microservices in the development of cloud-native projects.

 

 

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Applications

Why Tik-Tok Is Pacing To Become The New Social Palace

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Tiktok should be the latest social app with the ability to make nonusers feel they’re missing out from a special kind of experience. It has been the creative home of young adults, and celebrities alike.

It is a short video-sharing social networking service built from the defunct Musical.ly owned by Bytedance a Chinese company founded in 2012 by Zhang yiming.

TikTok’s aggressive growth

Ever wondered why TIK-TOK is getting more popular by the day, even more, popular than many social media services created over a decade ago? Everyone is going haywire with the TIK-TOK challenge here and there.

Moreover, TikTok has hit a 1biilion+ downloads mark and has roughly about 400 million active users outside China. TikTok is now available in 154 countries worldwide and 75 different languages.

In Nigeria alone, being the most populous black nation with an enviable young and savvy population, the Bytedance company has doubled its effort as it has been signing up a whole lot of comedians, dancers, and singers on Instagram and YouTube with promises of higher visibility and more followers.

TikTok’s investment in local offices and hires has paid off as celebrities such as Basketmouth and wife, Simi and Adekunle Gold, Don Jazzy and a lot of others have been using the app lately.

TikTok is reportedly paying influencers $500 to join the app and start creating content. It’s investment efforts in Its local offices and hires in the African continent which has been in three core areas; Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa have been paying off. The platform is growing aggressively.

Tik-Tok is at the moment ranked one of the most used Apps in Nigeria. In the US, Reuters reported a figure of 26.5 million in November 2019 for its users.

With the staggering growth that’s occurred since then, we estimate that the current number of monthly active TikTok users in the U.S. is estimated to have hit 65 million users.

What does this rapid growth entail?

Following the recent rise in the number of TikTok users and it’s an aggressive marketing strategy, one is left wondering what it stands to gain.

TikTok is in a hurry to roll out a new augmented reality ad which will trnasition user into a new immersive experience.

Could this mean more money?

The social media app seems to be having a fun time as it has been busy raking in so much revenue. Advertising campaigns start at just $50/day now with no long-term commitment. This could mean the company will be making so much money when it rolls out it’s augmented reality ad services.

The short video mobile application had it’s in-app purchase revenue rise 310% on a year-over-year basis- Apptopia

It’s revenue gains are impressive in more than percentage terms.

Grosspopular social application’s in-app revenue is now at a material scale — topping $50 million.

At $50 million a quarter, TikTok could generate hundreds of millions in yearly revenue — enough to go public on its own.

And while the company’s year-over-year growth is rapid, it’s sequential gain from a Q3 in-app top-line figure of around $20 million may leave many mouths open in awe.

How does TIK-TOK stand the pressure from other Social Network services?

TikTok aims  to capture and present the world’s creativity, knowledge, and precious life moments, directly from the mobile phone. TikTok enables everyone to be a creator, and encourages users to share their passion and creative expression through their videos.

This simply puts it’s in a battle ring with other social networks app such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook.

Facebook had put up an app in the US called lasso but couldn’t stand a chance as it had a little over 250,000 downloads while Tiktok was already running in millions. And what makes it exceptional is it’s simple to navigate interface.

In fact, with Tiktok,  anyone can become a content provider because of the simplicity of using the app. That’s why it appeals to so many content creators around the world. The site is loaded with so many video tools and its timely innovative improvement endears it to millions of its active users.

Round up

TikTok has innovated, providing the experiences of incorporating music, creating popular hand gestures, lip-synching, dancing, and other interesting elements. This continues to endear it to millions of its users and the possibility of a downward trend isn’t sighted.

Through its rapid innovation and aggressive marketing, the short video app has had an optimum output and will continue to remain relevant.

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