I think option 2 is not a bad one, but may not be needed. Micro services are for letting you deal with the needs of multiple applications.
A big factor here, is if there is any difference between the two schemas, and if there ever will be in the future.
Usually, I think using interfaces for repositories is unnecessary; however, it might be worth the effort in this instance. Repository factories will be important for you.
My issue with option 1 is that it is too specific. You should be able to go from the setup which you described, to two separate instances each pointing to its own DB easily. The application should NOT CARE WHERE IT IS GETTING ITS DATA FROM.
While the schema does not differ for your two different database, you can have one repository easily deal with both, without the application knowing the difference:
public class MyEntityRepository : ISavesMyEntity, IGetsMyEntity
public MyEntityRepository(string connectionString)
_connectionString = connectionString;
public class MyEntitySaverFactory
public ISavesMyEntity GetSaver(User user)
return new MyEntityRepository(Config.Get("UKConnString"));
return new MyEntityRepository(Config.Get("USConnString"));
throw new NotImplementedException();
ISavesMyEntity saver = factory.GetSaver(currentUser);
If the DB schemas ever become disparate between the US and UK, then you would then split the functionality into two completely different repositories. This would be easy, since all you would have to do is change your factory.