What is Monolithic commerce?
Monolithic commerce is where the entire application is a single, unified “monolithic” whole where all parts are tightly coupled. This tightly coupled approach yields simplified development and out-of-the-box functionality but makes further development, such as scaling an application or component to new business needs, potentially difficult.
Why Choose Monolithic Commerce?
Simplicity: Since all of the components are tightly coupled, even complex monolithic systems can be easier to maintain and administer, at least to start.
Single throat to choke: Because a monolithic system originates from a single vendor, licensing, and procurement can be more straightforward.
Debugging: With its single codebase, troubleshooting, and debugging monolithic systems can be simpler.
Integration Ecosystems: Established monolithic applications often have established ecosystems of extensions and integrations available to add functionality to the core system without custom development.
Security: Some proponents argue that because all components are tightly coupled into a single application, security is easier because the system can be made secure at the application level.