in enterprise Content Management
Changepond – May 04, 2023
Today, enterprise content is a crucial asset for any business. However, it needs ongoing administration and frequent updates. Also in recent times, the distribution of content has advanced remarkably, being accessed by a variety of channels and devices, and therefore frequently posing complex scenarios and challenges in the content management domain. Depending on their needs, businesses all over the world use a range of content management solutions in the current enterprise content management landscape. The content management architecture of these systems varies significantly. While some are loosely coupled and share a common database, some are tightly integrated with their front-end media.
But the majority of enterprises use a strategy in which the front and back-end operate over a specific medium and are closely coupled. For example, a mobile application and a website’s front end and back end are created independently. The prime motive for doing this is to optimize the content independently for each medium.
Content as microservice
The idea of content as a microservice emerged from the requirement to have a fixed backend for each type of content. As a result, less coding logic will need to be duplicated across many apps.
Microservices are a form of distributed computing architecture that breaks down applications into a collection of small, independent services that can be deployed and managed independently. In other words, Microservices are functionally similar to an API provided by the backend server. Multiple such backend servers are deployed to handle individual responsibilities in a microservice architecture.
In contrast to having a single content management system for all materials, this architecture enables you to make use of several tools or engines for each type of content. With this flexibility, you can make sure that each type of content is managed by the engine that is more adept at managing it.
Benefits of using microservices in CMS
You gain from this shift towards content as a micro service in a variety of ways. The development team’s overall responsibilities are significantly reduced by using the content as a micro service. Additionally, with a shared back-end supporting the data, less work is required overall to manage and update the content.
Faster Development and Deployment
Microservices allow for faster development and deployment of individual components, making it easier to develop and update parts of the system without disrupting it as a whole.
Microservices provide a more flexible and scalable architecture, allowing for easier scaling of individual components rather than the entire system.
The smaller, more modular components of a microservices architecture make it easier to identify and fix bugs and other issues, leading to improved reliability.
Microservices allow for greater flexibility in terms of data storage, allowing for more efficient and effective content management.
The smaller, more isolated components of a microservices architecture make it easier to secure the system and protect against malicious attacks.
Having the content centralized holds many advantages for a business. Implementing approval channels can be difficult and inefficient when content is distributed since there are numerous backend engines. A centralized content repository enables organizations to implement appropriate approval processes and versioning systems. All of the mediums can be approved with a single click through a single backend engine and database.
By delivering content as a microservice, the company keeps costs down from both an architectural and operational standpoint. Additionally, they are always independent and are free to use a different engine as necessary for a specific sort of content. Modularity and simple updates are thus guaranteed.