October 13, 2017

Design Streaming Fast Data Applications with Spark, Akka, Kafka and Cassandra on Mesos & DC/OS

In this webinar with Craig Pottinger, Senior Consultant at Lightbend, we examine the design choices around building streaming systems with technologies like Akka Streams, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Mesosphere DC/OS and Lightbend Reactive Platform, all of which come integrated with Lightbend Fast Data Platform.

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September 5, 2017

Lightbend Tech Digest - August 2017

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." That is how Albert Camus put it. We made it back from summer vacation and it is time to gear back up into work mode. Here's a good opportunity to start over is to check in with what you might have missed last month. A big thank you to this awesome community for all your contributions!

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July 29, 2017

Lightbend Tech Digest - July 2017

"One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by." The wonderful quote by American author, Jeannette Walls beautifully expresses what summertime was all about for me when I was in school. Summer break was finally there and there's nothing to worry about for a couple of weeks before we had to start over again. Growing older with less vacations than my daughters have today, I still enjoy this time of the year to catch up on reading. And there's a lot to learn because of our awesome community which never stops contributing.

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July 10, 2017

Lightbend Tech Digest - June 2017

I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer ... and we all deserve the upcoming break. But this doesn't stop us or our community to create amazing new content and give you some summer time reading. A big thank you to our community for creating so much amazing content sharing the knowledge on how to use Reactive technologies in the right ways.

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July 10, 2017

Akka Streams: Using Back Pressure To Cure Downtime, Scalability Blockers And Memory Issues

With Akka Streams providing the "glue" between both microservices and the real-time analysis performed in the Fast Data space, we wanted to shine the spotlight on three industry leaders in their respective markets–PayPal, Credit Karma, and Flipkart–collectively worth well over $50 billion in market capitalization...

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June 29, 2017

Lightbend Podcast: Integrating Akka Streams with Akka Actors In Cloud-Based Reactive Systems (28 Min)

Today's Lightbend Podcast is with special guest Colin Breck, a longtime Akka user that has been creating some excellent technical content on his personal blog lately. Today we're here to talk about Akka Streams and Akka Actors, two very important modules for building resilient streaming, distributed systems with the overall Akka toolkit.

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Hugh McKee

Developer Advocate
June 23, 2017

Akka monitoring and telemetry

Using Akka monitoring to keep an eye on your actors so you are prepared if something goes wrong or an actor gets backlogged.

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