Microservices are it! It’s how modern IT systems are built! Microservices reduce complexity! Microservices are needed for scalability! Everybody does Microservices! We want them! We need them! Microservices were a big hype in the last few years and meanwhile they reached mainstream – and their difficulties become apparent. About time to adjust the picture! In this session, we will first examine in which places microservices add value and where they just add accidental complexity. Then we will have a look at all the things that you additionally need to take care of to actually get the benefits from microservices (and that are usually forgotten). To complete the picture, we finally will have a look at (better) alternative options for the places where microservices do not add any value. After this session, we will have busted some of the popular microservices myths and you will have a better understanding, when to use them – and when to avoid them.