Microservice architectures are not free lunch! Microservices need to be decoupled, flexible, operationally transparent, data aware and elastic. Most material from last years only discusses point-to-point architectures with inflexible and non-scalable technologies like REST / HTTP. This video takes a look at cutting edge technologies like Apache Kafka, Kubernetes, Envoy, Linkerd and Istio to implement a cloud-native service mesh to solve these challenges and bring microservices to the next level of scale, speed and efficiency.
- Apache Kafka decouples services, including event streams and request-response
- Kubernetes provides a cloud-native infrastructure for the Kafka ecosystem
- Service Mesh helps with security and observability at ecosystem / organization scale
- Envoy and Istio sit in the layer above Kafka and are orthogonal to the goals Kafka addresses
Blog post: http://www.kai-waehner.de/blog/2019/09/24/cloud-native-apache-kafka-kubernetes-envoy-istio-linkerd-service-mesh
Video recording of this slide deck: https://youtu.be/Us_C4RFOUrA