M. Dehghani, S. Kolahdouz-Rahimi, M. Tisi, D. Tamzalit: Facilitating the migration to the microservice architecture via model-driven reverse engineering and reinforcement learning, ACM / IEEE 25th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), Talk, Montreal, Canada, October 23-28, 2022, Doi: 10.1007/s10270-022-00977-3
The microservice architecture has gained remarkable attention in recent years. Microservices allow developers to implement and deploy independent services, so they are a naturally effective architecture for continuously deployed systems. Because of this, several organizations are undertaking the costly process of manually migrating their traditional software architectures to microservices. The research in this paper aims at facilitating the migration from monolithic software architectures to microservices. We propose a framework which enables software developers/architects to migrate their software systems more efficiently by helping them remodularize the source code of their systems. The framework leverages model-driven reverse engineering to obtain a model of the legacy system and reinforcement learning to propose a mapping of this model toward a set of microservices.