What Is a Cloud-native Application?
A cloud-native application is a program created in the cloud and designed to take advantage of the full capabilities of cloud architecture. Cloud-native applications offer a variety of incredible benefits, such as better performance, reduced cost, increased scalability, and improved reliability. Long gone are the days of application downtime due to hardware/software updates or bugs in the modules; cloud-native applications are designed to be fault-tolerant, self-healing, and offer limited-to-no maintenance for developers and engineers. These applications allow for horizontal scaling by automatically adapting to changes in the workload without incurring any downtime. Cloud-native applications are created to be more reliable than traditional applications because they have been made high availability by using modern technologies and leveraging services like continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).