Microservices 2018 Surprises and 2019 Predictions

Sal Visca, CTO, Elastic Path: “Microservices are talked about very frequently and although conceptually provide some good benefits for application developers, they also bring considerable operational and support complexity that comes with distributed systems and potential performances issues. The biggest surprise is how they've started to be adopted as a standard architectural style more broadly than they should.

Another of the biggest surprises is how quickly the pendulum has swung away from systems developed as integrated applications. These are now often referred to as “monoliths” and have negative connotations.

We’ll see better service orchestration tools and increasing granularity of microservices.”