The Fast Data team at Lightbend is happy to announce the release of Fast Data Platform version 1.2, adding Kubernetes support plus new features. If you’re just hearing about it, Lightbend Fast Data Platform is a curated distribution of open-source and commercial technologies for designing, building, and deploying streaming, Fast Data applications and microservices.
In the image above, you can see our Fast Data Platform Manager for full lifecycle management and monitoring of your application clusters. Fast Data Platform provides one-stop-shop vendor support for Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Akka Streams, Kafka Streams, HDFS, the Lightbend Enterprise Suite, integration with OpsClarity for monitoring, and support tools.
There are several new features in this release. At the meta-level, they include updates to several component versions, and a greatly simplified process for deploying the sample apps. Specifically, here is what you get:
For production use, Lightbend Fast Data Platform recommends Mesosphere DC/OS v1.11.1 or newer, Enterprise Edition. DC/OS Open Source can be used for non-production scenarios, such as development and testing. This release of DC/OS introduces commercial support for Kubernetes, which is the preferred way to deploy Lightbend Reactive Platform applications. For customers who don’t use Kubernetes, release 1.10.4 can also be used.