What Is Microservice Architecture and How Does NULS Integrate It?

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Microservices represent the next evolutionary leap towards flexible, fast and nimble blockchains with cross-chain capabilities interacting with countless applications. Both Blockchain and microservice architecture are modular and encourage interaction between constituent parts.

This is the next step in providing blockchains for everybody and making the technology available for any business, large or small.

NULS is designed around the microservices module concept. These modules need to constantly pass data back and forth. A sturdy, light-weight module with lightning-fast messaging is needed to facilitate. With the NULS ecosystem — this middleman is Nulstar. Nulstar is the master communicator module that passes messages between the individual modules.

Nulstar is the bottom communication layer of NULS.

What Are Microservices?

Microservices is a modular architecture where services are independent processes communicating with each other and over a network to achieve a common goals. It’s the opposite of the monolith application which uses a large or gigantic program to provide several or many functions.

  • When a monolithic application requires an update for the tiniest bug, the entire application must be updated.
  • Upgrading a single feature in a monolith architecture can interfere with code in other parts of the application, making the upgrade process difficult.

The microservice architecture is different in the sense that it portrays a network-oriented concept that doesn’t rely on a single module. It incorporates multiple independent and interdependent services serving application goals.

This collection of multiple services can be implemented using different programming languages. A Python module can interact with a Java module. These services are usually small in size and developed autonomously. They are decentralized and often deployed independently.

Several big companies have already moved from monolithic infrastructures to microservice architectures, as they understood that it was difficult to scale by remaining with the initial configuration....

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