Microservices in a Small Development Organization

An Industrial Experience Report
  • Georg BuchgeherEmail author
  • Mario Winterer
  • Rainer Weinreich
  • Johannes Luger
  • Roland Wingelhofer
  • Mario Aistleitner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10475)


Microservice architectures promise high flexibility and sustainability in system development. Multiple principles have emerged for the successful adoption of microservices, principles which impact not only the technical but also the organizational levels of a development organization. This paper reports our experiences introducing microservices in a company with a small development organization and a customer-solution-oriented business model. Our experiences show that the company can benefit from using microservices on a technical level but requires adaptations at the organizational level.


Microservices Microservice architecture Small development organization Microservice principles Services Service-oriented architecture 



The research reported in this paper was supported by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, and the Province of Upper Austria in the frame of the COMET center SCCH.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Buchgeher
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mario Winterer
    • 1
  • Rainer Weinreich
    • 2
  • Johannes Luger
    • 3
  • Roland Wingelhofer
    • 3
  • Mario Aistleitner
    • 3
  1. 1.Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbHHagenberg im MühlkreisAustria
  2. 2.Johannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria
  3. 3.AMS Engineering GmbHHagenberg im MühlkreisAustria

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