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A Mapping Study on Microservice Architectures of Internet of Things and Cloud Computing Solutions


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


The 7th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing


Internet of Things is a fairly new paradigm adopted by the industry, and offers the connectivity of all the devices that surround us, via wireless systems. One of the challenges of IoT relates to the required resources to store and compute the huge amount of data resulted from devices’ connections. Cloud computing is a solution to the IoT challenges; it provides on-demand resources in an easy-to-access manner. Another trend in the enterprise world is the usage of microservice architectures. Being a newly developed paradigm, and although its principles are defined, it is difficult to have a vision of the existing microservice-based research solutions. This paper, through the mapping study methodology, provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art regarding the usage of microservice architectures by IoT and cloud computing solutions. More specifically, we synthesize the data from 364 selected studies and describe the research types, number of publications and their main venues.


author = {Gabriel Campeanu},
title = {A Mapping Study on Microservice Architectures of Internet of Things and Cloud Computing Solutions},
month = {July},
year = {2018},
booktitle = {The 7th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing},
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