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Wade Waldron

Wade Waldron

Staff Software Practice Lead

The Strangler Pattern


The Strangler Pattern, or Strangler Fig Pattern, is used to decompose a monolith into microservices. It reduces the risk of replacing the monolith while allowing for rapid delivery of business value. It is named after a species of fig tree that wraps itself around a host tree, starving it of resources and sometimes killing the host.


  • The Strangler Fig
  • Decomposing a Monolith
  • Facades
  • Delivering Business Value
  • Avoiding Risk
  • Change Data Capture


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