An Overview of Self-Adaptive Techniques for Microservice Architectures
Keywords:Self-Adaptive Systems, Microservices, Software Architecture
Contemporary software systems are continuously growing in
size and a large number of users need to deal with new class of problems
- complexity and evolution. To overcome this, new technologies and
methods in software engineering emerge. One of them is the architectural
style of microservices. It tends to provide solutions, however it introduces
additional complexity in terms of administration, detecting fault behavior
and applying fxes. Self-adaptive systems address the problems of
complexity and evolution by providing mechanisms that allow systems to
respond to external environmental changes without human interaction.
Currently, there is a lack of understanding on how microservices can
utilize the notion of self-adaptiveness and in this paper we make an
overview of the current solutions in the feld.
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*The research presented in this paper was partially supported by the DFNI I02-2/2014
project, funded by the National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria.