Microservices architecture (MSA) can be defined as a system of fine-grained, independent and collaborating services that run in their own process spaces and communicate with lightweight mechanisms such as HTTP. The services are kept small and evolve over time with an increased set of features. The advent of cloud computing, DevOps and microservices (MS) has led to faster creation, delivery and refinement of new services and applications.
The freight train that is the Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining steam. Machina Research expects the global IoT market to more than quadruple between 2014 and 2024, growing from $900 billion to $4.3 trillion. Within the next eight years, Machina estimates there will be 30 billion connected IoT devices; investment in IoT will be upwards of $1.6 trillion.