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Mas for Microservice

Monday, 06 March 2023

MAS (Microservice Architecture Style) is a design pattern used for developing software applications as a collection of small, independently deployable, and scalable services that communicate with each other through APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). Each microservice in MAS is designed to be self-contained and performs a specific business function.


Let's assume we have a web application that allows users to upload images and apply various image processing operations on them, such as resizing, cropping, and filtering. To implement a Mas for Microservice architecture, we can break down the image processing operations into separate microservices that communicate with each other through a message broker. First, let's create a Flask app that allows users to upload images:


from flask import Flask, request, jsonify

app = Flask(__name__)

@app.route('/upload', methods=['POST'])

def upload():

    # Get the uploaded file

    file = request.files.get('image')

    # Save the file to disk'/path/to/image.jpg')

    # Return a success message

    return jsonify({'message': 'Image uploaded successfully'})

Next, let's create a microservice that resizes the uploaded image using the Pillow library:


from PIL import Image

def resize_image(image_path, width, height):

    # Open the image

    image =

    # Resize the image

    image = image.resize((width, height))

    # Save the resized image

    # Return the new image path

    return image_path

We can then create a Celery task that calls the resize_image function:


from celery import Celery

app = Celery('tasks', broker='pyamqp://guest@localhost//')


def resize_image_task(image_path, width, height):

    return resize_image(image_path, width, height)

To apply the image resizing operation, we can call the resize_image_task task from the Flask app:


from tasks import resize_image_task

@app.route('/resize', methods=['POST'])

def resize():

    # Get the image path and new dimensions

    image_path = '/path/to/image.jpg'

    width = request.form.get('width')

    height = request.form.get('height')

    # Call the resize_image_task task asynchronously

    result = resize_image_task.delay(image_path, width, height)

    # Return a success message

    return jsonify({'message': 'Image resizing started', 'task_id': result.task_id})

Finally, we can create another microservice that applies a filter to the uploaded image using the OpenCV library:


import cv2

def apply_filter(image_path, filter_type):

    # Load the image

    image = cv2.imread(image_path)

    # Apply the filter

    if filter_type == 'blur':

        image = cv2.blur(image, (5, 5))

    elif filter_type == 'edges':

        image = cv2.Canny(image, 100, 200)

    # Save the filtered image

    cv2.imwrite(image_path, image)

    # Return the new image path

    return image_path

We can create a Celery task for the apply_filter function in the same way as the resize_image function:


def apply_filter_task(image_path, filter_type):

    return apply_filter(image_path, filter_type)

And call the apply_filter_task task from the Flask app:


from tasks import apply_filter_task

@app.route('/filter', methods=['POST'])

def apply_filter():

    # Get the image path and filter type

    image_path = '/path/to/image.jpg'

    filter_type = request.form.get('filter')

    # Call the apply_filter_task task asynchronously

    result = apply_filter_task.delay(image_path, filter_type)


The system is composed of several agents that communicate with each other to perform tasks related to processing incoming HTTP requests. The agents are organized in a hierarchical structure, with a top-level agent coordinating the actions of multiple worker agents.


When a new HTTP request is received, it is first processed by a load balancer agent, which distributes the request to one of several worker agents. The worker agent then performs the necessary processing and sends the result back to the load balancer agent.


The load balancer agent also monitors the performance of the worker agents and dynamically adjusts the load distribution based on their availability and processing capacity. The worker agents are themselves composed of multiple sub-agents, which collaborate to perform various tasks related to processing the HTTP request. For example, there may be a database agent that is responsible for querying a database, a validation agent that checks the request for validity, and a formatting agent that formats the response in a specified format.


The MAS architecture allows for a flexible and scalable system, where new agents can be added or removed as needed without affecting the overall system functionality. Additionally, the distributed nature of the system allows for fault tolerance and high availability, as failures in one agent can be handled by another agent in the system.


In a nutshell, the MAS for Microservices provides a robust and efficient solution for processing incoming HTTP requests in a distributed and scalable environment.

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