The Need For Speed: Fast Data Development Trends 2017

Back in May 2017, we launched our annual charity survey that looked into the rapidly evolving Fast Data, Streaming, and IoT ecosystem. We're thrilled that we received over 2400 responses—reaching our goal of $5000 donated to charity—as well as the opportunity to deeply examine the responses of thousands of developers regarding fast data adoption trends across three key areas—business value, use case, and technology.

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@theotown
September 19, 2017

Supporting Kojo: The Scala-Based Learning Environment For Coders Aged 8 to 80

Back in May 2017, we launched our annual charity survey that looked into the rapidly evolving Fast Data, Streaming, and IoT ecosystem. We're thrilled that we received over 2400 responses, reaching our $5000 donation goal for the Kogics Foundation, a public charitable trust in India run by Lalit Pant that provides free education to underprivileged children (including programming in Scala via Kojo), financial and in-kind help to the poor, and even medical assistance to those in need.

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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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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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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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As Data-Centric Applications Go Streaming, IBM and Lightbend Team Up

By now you have likely heard the news that IBM has made a strategic investment in Lightbend to bring Reactive solutions to IBM Platforms. IBM and Lightbend have a history of collaboration, but this strategic investment and relationship will allow enterprise developers to reap the benefits of both Lightbend’s expertise in Reactive microservices and IBM’s expertise in AI and Machine Learning.

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O'Reilly Interview: Your Future With Streaming And Fast Data Systems, Explained (11 Min)

In this interview by O'Reilly Media, Lightbend's Duncan DeVore draws over 10 years of experience building Reactive systems to review the basics of what Fast Data is, how to address of design challenges for architects and developers, and discuss the importance of having a Reactive foundation for the next generation of streaming and Fast Data systems.

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How To Get Monitoring Right For Streaming And Fast Data Systems Built With Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra and Kafka

In this Lightbend webinar, we present what to look for in an effective monitoring solution for streaming and Fast Data applications, including a demo of Lightbend Monitoring using sample scenarios to show how we can help your team not just in production, but also during development to catch performance issues before you even deploy.

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Mesosphere DC/OS Inside: The Foundation For Lightbend's Fast Data Platform and Reactive Applications

Lightbend is in the business of delivering frameworks and tools that drive the Reactive (www.reactivemanifesto.org) mantra forward, and when it came time to define a layer of service deployment that drives high resource utilization, enterprise security features and a vibrant ecosystem of like-minded technologies, we selected DC/OS, both as the primary deployment framework for our new Fast Data Platform and the Lightbend Production Suite.

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The Top 10 Most Popular Lightbend Webinars Of 2016

Last year, more than 18,000 people registered for over 25 public and private webinars featuring Lightbend engineers, industry luminaries, industry analysts and even a few Lightbend customers, such as Verizon (case study) and PayPal (case study). This comes out to over a full, 24-hour day of presentations, which can be a bit daunting to dive into. So, to make it easier, we've listed the top 10 most popular webinars that we hosted in 2016, according to our registration numbers. We hope you find this list helpful!

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@theotown
September 20, 2016

Fast Data for Telecommunications: Swisscom Q/A On Choosing Scala And Spark For New Streaming Data Platform

Recently, we published a case study with our customer Swisscom, the leading mobile service provider in Switzerland. While the case study focuses more on the solution and implementation details of how Swisscom used Scala and Spark to build a fast data streaming platform from the ground up in just 9 months, there is more to the story. To get a fuller picture, we sat down with Francois Garillot, Big Data Scientist at Swisscom...

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@myfear
September 9, 2016

Fast Data Architectures For Streaming Applications: free O'Reilly report by Dean Wampler

We are happy to announce the availability of Fast Data Architectures For Streaming Applications, a new O'Reilly report authored by the architect for fast data products at Lightbend, Dean Wampler (@deanwampler). In this report he examines the rise of streaming systems for handling time-sensitive problems —like detecting fraudulent financial activity as it happens. You’ll explore the characteristics of fast data architectures, along with several open source tools for implementing them.

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Fast Forward With Fast Data, Scala and Akka: Q/A with Spark Job Server creator

People love Apache Spark. Typesafe is the official support partner with Databricks, Mesosphere and IBM for Apache Spark. If you’re a Fast Data visionary, then you’re looking for a modern solution to enable your streaming data applications. In today’s DevOps world, you’re looking for a more accessible way to work in particular with Spark Jobs. Instead of directly mingling around with the specific Spark installation, you want to have access to a lot of functions via lightweight protocols remotely. This is the gap that Spark Job Server closes.

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@deanwampler
February 3, 2015

Why Enterprises of different sizes are adopting ‘Fast Data’ with Apache Spark

A couple of weeks ago, Typesafe launched the results of a survey in which over 2000 people were asked about the explosive adoption of Apache Spark. In the Slideshare presentation embedded above, you can see a sneak preview of some of the results of Apache Spark: Preparing for the Next Wave of Reactive Big Databut the full version has a lot more to offer. The Scala community is showing intense interest in Apache Spark as well (according to the report, 88% of Spark users are working in Scala, 44% in Java, 22% in Python). So as resident “Apache Spark guy”, I thought it would be nice to put the popularity of Apache Spark in context, looking at what led us here, how enterprises are reacting, and what the needs of the mid-market really are.

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Welcome to the Lightbend Enterprise Suite


You are excited about Reactive applications. And you want to build, manage and monitor them easily and reliably in your environment.
We get it. So we built Lightbend Enterprise Suite to help you do that, and more, with a range of powerful Application Management, Intelligent Monitoring, Enterprise Integration and Advanced Tooling features.