Cloud-Native Development

CCTH03 Choreography vs. Orchestration in Serverless Microservices


1:00pm - 2:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Mete Atamel

Developer Advocate


Guillaume Laforge

Developer Advocate

Google Cloud

We went from a single monolith to a set of microservices that are small, lightweight, and easy to implement. Microservices enable reusability, make it easier to change and scale apps on demand but they also introduce new problems. How do microservices interact with each other toward a common goal? How do you figure out what went wrong when a business process composed of several microservices fails? Should there be a central orchestrator controlling all interactions between services or should each service work independently, in a loosely coupled way, and only interact through shared events? In this talk, we’ll explore the Choreography vs Orchestration question and see demos of some of the tools that can help.

You will learn:

  • About choreography vs. orchestration
  • About tools like Google Cloud Workflows, Azure Logic Apps
  • From a case study where an event-driven app transformed into an orchestrated service and the benefits gained