How BusinessMatika made a transformation from monolithic to microservices architecture

Mobile Application
Node js, C++, Typescript, DevOps, Database technologies
Software Development
A global software development company with offices in America and Europe, specializing in diverse projects such as e-commerce platforms, mobile applications, and enterprise software, working with clients from industries including finance, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing
The client faced numerous problems due to its monolithic architecture consisting of one tightly coupled marketplace application. As the company grew, the monolithic structure interfered with flexibility, slowed down development cycles, and created dependencies between various components. Any changes or upgrades required extensive testing and deployment resulting in longer time to market and limited scalability. The application experienced significant overload from marketing campaigns launched and lost about 15% of possible customers. Recognizing the need for change, the client embarked on a bold mission to transition to a microservices architecture
We started the transformation process with a comprehensive analysis of the existing system, identifying the key components and dependencies.
A roadmap was designed to gradually break down the monolithic application into smaller, independently deployable services. The architecture team adopted a careful approach, ensuring minimal disruption to ongoing operations. To achieve this, we adopted the following strategies:

Enhanced Scalability
Accelerated Development Cycles
The modular nature of microservices architecture allowed to scale individual services independently, based on demand. This resulted in improved resource utilization and the ability to handle peak loads more effectively. For example, one of the services experienced a 300% increase in scalability, enabling the company to handle a surge in user traffic during a major marketing campaign.
With smaller, autonomous services, development teams could work concurrently, reducing dependencies and enabling faster release cycles. The agility of microservices architecture allowed it to introduce new features and updates swiftly, gaining a competitive edge in the market. As a result, the average time-to-market for new features decreased by 50%.
Fault Isolation and Resilience
The decoupled nature of microservices limited the impact of failures to specific services, minimizing the risk of system-wide outages. Resilience patterns, such as circuit breakers and retry mechanisms, were implemented to handle failures gracefully. As a result, the client experienced a 70% reduction in system downtime and improved overall system stability
Flexibility and Technology Diversity
Microservices architecture empowered Software Solutions Inc. to adopt different technologies and frameworks based on the requirements of individual services. This encouraged innovation and flexibility, enabling the company to leverage the most suitable tools for specific tasks. The development team embraced a polyglot approach, using languages and technologies such as Java, Node.js, and Python, resulting in a more diverse and skilled workforce.
By breaking down the monolith into smaller, specialized services, the client could provide customers with personalized experiences. The flexibility of microservices architecture enabled the company to offer tailored solutions and adapt to changing customer needs swiftly. Customer satisfaction scores increased by 20%, leading to higher customer retention and increased revenue.
Improved Customer Experience
Engagement Model
Approximately 3 months
1 architectect, 1 Full stack, 1 backend, 1 DevOps, 1 Database specialist
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