Why Institutions Need a Microservices-based Student Information System?

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January 16, 2020

With cutting-edge technologies stepping in education space every day, it is imperative for higher ed institutions to cling to traditional setbacks. For an institution, managing student information system is a foremost priority. It is embedded throughout the holistic learning journey of a student, made by a myriad of behind-the-scenes technology blessings. But the question that crosses my mind is – if institutions know what the most important feature in modern SIS can be. What is that one feature that sets traditional and modern student information systems apart? Let’s talk about it.

Monolithic Vs Microservices Architecture

Institutions want to build the best architecture for IT infrastructures; enabling changes to be made at any given point in time. Howbeit, struggling with the traditional monolithic architecture has always come across as a challenge, especially when it comes to the deployment of the same in student information systems. Monolithic architecture has all the change cycles tied together; resulting in heavy protocols and unavailability of instant modifications without changing the whole gigantic autonomous unit.

I believe, when we are talking about the modern systems using cutting-edge technologies, services must be fine-grained, and protocols should be lightweight, allowing easy tweaks and redeployments of individual blocks without affecting the integrity of the applications. Indeed, Microservices is the answer here! It must come across as a decisive factor for institutions while choosing a modern student information system.

What Are Microservices?

Microservices are an architectural approach that represent moving away from monolithic, tightly coupled architecture components and services to loosely coupled ones that are atomic or self-contained, single purpose, and can naturally support highly iterative, agile development, and test processes.

Why Microservices Are Important?

Microservices Helps in:

  • Promoting faster development, testing, and deployment cycles.
  • Providing scalability, flexibility and greater reliability in building and maintaining institutional services.
  • Promoting fault tolerant designs, where failures can be contained, replacements can be done easily, hence high standards & SLA can be met.

Meet Unifyed Student– a next generation student information system, powered by microservices, which is built to deliver the best-in-class constituent experience. Additionally, institutions of all sizes can leverage this analytics-first approach solution and witness a rise in campus-wide productivity, student engagement, and communication.

Unlike existing legacy vendors whose product are monolithic, Unifyed provides scalability, flexibility, and greater reliability in building and maintaining services for the institutions. It provides institutions with the ability to make required changes whenever they need to enhance and provide a seamless experience to their students to promote a faster development, testing and deployment cycles.

Join The Movement

Higher Ed Institutions are looking to upgrade from legacy systems which have become expensive to maintain and are failing to provide the digital experience today’s students expect. This gap inspired Unifyed to design and develop a next-gen Student Information System that can change the game on SIS for institutions and deliver on student expectations.

#jointheSISruption at EDUCAUSE 2019 @Booth 1722 as Unifyed unveils the future of SIS; Unifyed Student – Manage.