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Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

On average, how much time passes between failures in a system?

Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR)

On average, how much time does it take to recover from failures in a system?


In the industry, you will hear the terms monolithic and microservices.  A monolithic architecture composes all application functionality into a single application.  Microservices deploy smaller functional services that are responsible for a single data domain.  When data in the domain changes, microservices will utilize an Event Driven Architecture to notify downstream subscribers of those changes.