The Microservices Assessment Platform is generally available

We are pleased to announce that the Microservices Assessment Platform is generally available.

What is assessed

The platform enables an organization to assess the architecture of its microservices-based applications and identify areas that need to be improved.

There are two parts of the assessment.

  • Application assessment - the first part evaluates numerous aspects of your application’s overall microservice-based architecture
  • Service assessment - the second part of the assessment evaluates the following aspects of each service

Application Assessment

Service Assessment

  • Key software delivery outcomes
  • General architecture
  • Inter-service communication
  • Deployment and Reliability
  • Observability
  • Externalized configuration
  • Supporting infrastructure
  • Libraries and frameworks
  • Documentation
  • Organization and process
  • Key software delivery outcomes
  • Service design
  • Externalized configuration
  • Inter-service communication
  • Service reliability
  • Deployment/Release
  • Observability
  • Documentation
  • Automated testing
  • Organization and process

How the results are displayed

There are numerous ways to view the results including a score/impact matrix that prioritizes the issues that need to be addressed:

Radar chart

Score/impact matrix

Progress view



Teams: collaboratively assess applications and share the results

  • 200.00 USD/year for the first 5 members
  • 25.00 USD/year for each additional member

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Learn more about the Microservices Assessment Platform

About is brought to you by Chris Richardson. Experienced software architect, author of POJOs in Action, the creator of the original, and the author of Microservices patterns.

Chris helps clients around the world adopt the microservice architecture through consulting engagements, and training classes and workshops.

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