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Experience the Power of Akka

Lightbend offers several packages at varying price points based on your development, production and service level needs.

Production Pricing


Akka Startup

$0 USD

for companies less than
$25M USD Revenue and
$100M Funding (over last 3 years)

Includes:

  • Production License
  • Lightbend Academy
  • Discounts available on other packages

Akka Standard

$1,995 USD*

per core 1
Billed Annually
(Volume discounts available)

Includes:

  • Production License
  • Akka Insights
  • Lightbend Academy
  • Basic Support

Akka Enterprise

$2,995 USD*

per core 1,2
Billed Annually
(Volume discounts available)

Includes:

  • Production License
  • Akka Insights
  • Lightbend Academy
  • Developer Assist
  • 24/7 Production Support
  • Pre-Production Support
  • TAM
1 Core is defined as a hardware core / vCore / vCPU
2 Minimum of 40 cores
* Prices exclude international taxes

For Independent Software Vendors and organizations bundling Akka with their product offerings, special partner license pricing is available.
Please contact us at akka-license@lightbend.com for details.

Development Pricing


BSL License

FREE

Unsupported non-production development use is no cost

Includes:

  • BSL License

Akka Develop

$72,000 USD*

Flat fee
Billed Annually

Includes:

  • BSL License
  • Akka Insights
  • Lightbend Academy
  • Developer Assist
  • Pre-Production Support
* Prices exclude international taxes

Features and Support Comparison

Development Production
BSL
License
Akka
Develop
Akka
Startup
Akka
Standard
Akka
Enterprise
LICENSES

Development License—Akka is licensed under BSL v1.1 and all unsupported non-production development use has no cost.

Commercial Production License—Akka requires a commercial license for production usage.

PROTECTIONS

Warranty & Indemnification—Commercial license agreement in lieu of open source terms. Included comprehensive warranty and indemnification protects your company against IP claims and other unforeseen liabilities.

TOOLS

Akka Insights—Intelligent monitoring and observability. Deep visibility into applications built using Akka.

Akka Management—Safe orchestration for key deployment and management processes, automated cluster management, network partition resolution, dynamic load balancing and more.

non-production use

Replicated Event Sourcing—Enables running multiple synchronized replicas of each entity. Great for failover and load management.

non-production use

Akka Kubernetes Lease—Implementation module of Akka Coordination Lease backed by a Custom Resource Definition (CRD) in Kubernetes.

non-production use

Akka Fast Failover—Designed specifically for configurations around sub-second failure configurations when a node is no longer reachable and it needs to be safely removed.

non-production use

Akka Diagnostics Recorder—Detect and resolve thread starvation issues in Akka-based applications.

non-production use

GDPR for Akka Persistence—Module for building a GDPR compliant system.

non-production use
DEVELOPER ASSIST

Coaching—Akka usage and best practices coaching.

Contributor Support—Direct support from core Akka contributors.

Architectural Reviews—Architectural reviews and suggestions for your new or existing application.

SUPPORT

Git Issue Logging—Ability to log issues via Git against source available code bases.

Portal Support (4 business days)—Bug logging and workaround support via portal.

Portal Support (1 business day)—Support for bugs and features and best practices. Responses within 1 business day.

Full Support (24x7 Support)—(24x7x365)–For both Lightbend open source and commercial software (e.g. Akka, Alpakka-Kafka, Telemetry, etc.).

TRAINING

Academy—Partial access to our online, self-paced training portal. From reactive architecture, to project specific learning and more, teams have on-demand access to an ever expanding list of tutorials and how-to’s developed and taught by Lightbend experts.

Premium Academy—Full access to our online, self-paced training portal. From reactive architecture, to project specific learning and more, teams have on-demand access to an ever expanding list of tutorials and how-to’s developed and taught by Lightbend experts.

STAFFING

Embedded Lightbend Engineer (ELE)—Access to a Lightbend trained developer that works on your team to lend expert experience in training, design and development with Lightbend tools.

Technical Account Manager (TAM)—Highly technical subject matter experts that partner with your project teams. TAMs develop an understanding of your unique business needs and technical environment, providing guidance and accelerated support as necessary.

Contact Us about Akka and Obtaining a License

We'd love to learn about your requirements, answer your unique questions, and review ways that Lightbend can help you and your organization.