Microservices Architecture (MSA) style is a promising design approach to develop software applications consisting of multiple small and independently deployable services. Over the past few years, researchers and practitioners have proposed many MSA patterns and strategies covering various aspects of microservices design, such as application decomposition. However, selecting appropriate patterns and strategies can entail various challenges for practitioners. To this end, this study proposes a decision model for selecting patterns and strategies to decompose applications into microservices. We used peer-reviewed and grey literature to collect the patterns, strategies, and quality attributes for creating this decision model.
This paper was co-authored with Muhammad Waseem, Peng Liang, Mojtaba Sahin, Arif Ali Khan and Aakash Ahmad. The paper will be presented at the International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2021)