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Launch Event - Akka Serverless Open Beta: Stateful Services Made Simple

Jonas Bonér CEO & Founder, Lightbend, Inc.


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Announcing the Akka Serverless Open Beta

Watch Lightbend and special guests for the first public view of Akka Serverless, a new breed of hosted serverless platform that lets you create stateful, high-performance back-end services and APIs in your language of choice.

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Akka Serverless offers a zero-friction development experience and takes away the complexities of managing cloud-based services and databases–freeing you to focus on the code that matters. 

This 1-hour launch event provides a high-level view of serverless, a live demo of Akka Serverless, and a discussion with beta users from Google and Judopay. Here is the agenda:

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Jonas Bonér, Founder and CEO at Lightbend

  • Why Serverless for Enterprise Development
    James Ward, Developer Advocate at Google

  • Akka Serverless Live Demo
    Leon Stigter, Sr. Product Manager for Akka Serverless at Lightbend

  • Beta User Stories & Roundtable
    James Ward, Leon Stigter, and Rob Howes, CTO at Judopay

Some things to know about Akka Serverless

Serverless simplified: this is good news for you

As the industry turns to cloud native systems to deliver business value, the challenges of runaway costs, new forms of complexity, and a lack of expertise in this new technology ecosystem are causes for concern. Akka Serverless is a hosted stateful serverless platform that provides simplicity, rapid time to value and high-performance–without having to mess around with Kubernetes and databases.

What’s different about Akka Serverless?

Unlike other solutions out there, Akka Serverless is a platform for easily building stateful services and APIs using your language and tool chains of choice. It delivers high performance and very low latency in an extremely cost-efficient manner–without worrying about setting up databases, managing state, or ongoing maintenance. Most important: you get your code into production in minutes.

What are some use cases for Akka Serverless?

  • Event-triggered computing (all kinds of devices accessing/uploading files)
  • Multiplexing for live video broadcasting
  • Edge/IoT data processing (trigger events/massive scale)
  • Back-end APIs (e.g., mobile)
  • Business process automation (integration)

We hope you find an opportunity to try out Akka Serverless. Sign up here:




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