An automatic extraction approach - Transition to microservices architecture from monolithic application

Sinan Eski, Feza Buzluca

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Abstract

Microservice architecture has been introduced as a new alternative to the monolithic architecture. It has several benefits like scalability, reliability, increase in agility and productivity, resilience to failure, ease of deployment and maintenance, and decrease in time to market. Therefore, software companies have showed a tendency to transform architecture of their legacy applications from monoliths to microservice architecture. In this transformation process, software development teams face the challenge of migration of large applications to the new architecture, where understanding the current application and reusing existing code base are important. In this paper, we propose a new approach to transform existing applications into microservices using code repositories. We use evolutionary and static code coupling information, and the graph clustering methodology, in order to automatically extract microservices from monoliths. In experimental analysis, we investigate two software projects and our approach reach up to 89% of success rate by comparing extracted microservices with the actual results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450364225
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event19th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 May 201825 May 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePart F147763

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2018
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period21/05/1825/05/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.

Keywords

  • Graph clustering
  • Microservice transformation
  • Microservices
  • Software architecture

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