Use Case

Microservice Catalog

With ever-growing microservice complexity, how do you manage to speed up deployment frequency,
identify up-& downstream dependencies, quickly onboard new developers,
or determine when to slice one service into two?


LeanIX Value Stream Management automates service documentation to free up time from your SREs and DevOps teams so they can focus on resolving incidents faster, conduct thorough impact analyses, and avoid architecture drift.

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Discover all services running in your DevOps toolchain

Build your microservice catalog by reading out metadata from GitHub, Azure Pipelines, GitHub Actions, Jenkins and augment with runtime data from Kubernetes.

  • Use ready-to-use adapters
  • Or build your own custom integration

Promote full-service ownership

Surface actionable insights on Fact Sheets to effectively operate your microservices.

  • What is the purpose of a certain microservice?
  • Which team owns it?
  • When was it last deployed to production?

Make SLA’s, SLO’s and SLI's transparent

Monitor service-level metrics to ensure availability.

  • What is a service's target, planned, and current availability?
  • How much error budget is left for this month?
  • Do we need to allocate more resources to increase reliability?

Provide end-to-end visibility

Use the relations explorer to analyze service dependencies in your domain-driven architecture.

  • Which dependencies exist?
  • Which APIs are available for consumption and what data objects do they hold?
  • Are the CI/CD and Kubernetes deployments aligned?

Perform thorough impact analysis

Analyze up-& downstream impacts of production outages in diagrams and reports.

  • Does the recent outage affect customer-facing applications?
  • Where do performance violations originate from?
  • What is the action recommendation and runbook for a certain service?

Increase development efficiency

Monitor key development KPIs in dashboards to speed up the number of daily production deploys.

  • How is the deployment frequency progressing over time?
  • Are we reducing MTTR and failure rates?
  • Where to allocate (additional) development resources?

Benefits from the LeanIX customer base


Onboard new engineers in less than 4 weeks by providing visibility into >200 APIs and >100 Microservices


Speed up time-to-resolution by 30% for Site Reliability Engineers by understanding up-and downstream dependencies


Reduce duplication of work to zero by knowing which APIs are available for consumption and the data objects they provide

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