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Discussion on: Why do microservices need an API Gateway?

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Bobby Priambodo

So do you mean in such systems there would no longer be a request-response communication model between the services? I am currently having a hard time imagining such kind of systems (especially for customer-facing SaaS apps), but it might just be because I haven't seen it yet.

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Sava Chankov • Edited

Yes. The most important property of a well designed distributed architecture is that individual services are operationally completely independent of each other. That is if one service goes down the rest will continue to function and the system stays available. When services query each other monolith’s coupling is still there with the added ‘benefit’ of distribution faults. Why not stay with the monolith in first place?