March 25, 2019

Design Techniques For Building Stateful, Cloud-Native Applications: Part 2 - Distributed State

In Part 1 of our series on Design Techniques For Building Stateful, Cloud-Native Applications, we looked at the topics of Resiliency, Recoverability, and Scalability for cloud-native applications like Reactive Microservices and real-time streaming systems. In this part, we take a look at application state, and why we should distribute it. Let’s start with defining the word state.

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Ashley Nuqui

ABM Field Marketing Manager
November 12, 2018

Where Fast Data & Microservices Converge: 75% of Developers Use Microservices For Real-time Streaming Apps

In a recent survey, 75% of over 2400 developers revealed that they are already using (or planning to use) microservices to enable real-time streaming use cases, showing that a key characteristic of Fast Data architectures is the use of microservices for streaming functionality...

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Oliver White

Chief Storyteller
January 25, 2018

Microservices and Fast Data: Industry and Architecture Trends

In this fireside chat style presentation, Dean Wampler of Lightbend and Matt Aslett of 451 Research will discuss the business justification for transitioning from batch-oriented big data to stream-oriented fast data, and how some of these requirements can be met by leveraging what organizations already know about microservice architectures.

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June 28, 2017

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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February 28, 2017

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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September 14, 2016

New Lightbend Survey of 2,000 Java and Scala Developers Reveals Shake-Up in Enterprise Application Architecture

We are proud to present the results of the survey conducted in summer 2016. It was launched to discover: correlations between development trends and IT infrastructure trends, how organizations at the forefront of digital transformation are modernizing their applications, and real production usage break-downs of today's most buzzed about emerging developer technologies.

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August 16, 2016

Monitoring Asynchronous Microservices in Production with Lightbend Reactive Platform

Almost every current monitoring tool relies on a stack frame-based approach where using the stack trace can provide good answers to what caused exceptional states. In asynchronous, message-driven distributed applications, this approach no longer provides any useful information about issues because the path to where you are is no longer available and you don’t know where your code will execute...

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August 11, 2016

A New Trilogy: The Enterprise Architect's Intro to Microservices

Earlier this summer, Lightbend CTO & Co-founder (and creator of Akka) Jonas Bonér  and Enterprise Advocate Kevin Webber were seeing their vacation time more as a far-off dream than a plausible reality. Jonas had just published the free O'Reilly book titled Reactive Microservices Architecture––called "the best single source of the key ideas needed to design modern Reactive systems" by John Nestor––and we wanted to make it even easier to get the principles of microservices architectures into the hands of Enterprise Architects, CTOs, App Dev Managers and other decision makers. With the story of going Reactive with microservices in place, Jonas and Kevin set to work breaking down this concise, valuable book into a three-part series...

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July 25, 2016

Lessons Learned from Verizon: Implementing Microservices in go90 with Scala and Play Framework

Just a couple short years ago, Chris Webster, Associate Fellow at Verizon Communications, was presented with a challenge: how to gain part of the fiercely competitive $40 billion US mobile content market. Working with a new team, a content platform was conceived to provide best-in-class streaming for primetime television, live music and sports. They called it go90, referencing the 90-degree pivot from portrait to landscape mode that many of us use to consume video content...

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July 7, 2016

The Future of Services: Building Asynchronous, Resilient and Elastic Systems

In this talk by Jamie Allen, noted author, speaker and Senior Director of Global Solution Architects at Lightbend, we will focus on how to avoid traditional anti-patterns when building your next generation of services. Jamie describes the requirements for constructing elastic, resilient service-based applications that can handle tremendous amounts of data in real time, and to discuss the new Lightbend framework for Microservices-based applications called Lagom.

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June 10, 2016

Exploiting Reality with Microservices in Production Systems

In our third and final part of The Enterprise Architect's Intro to Microservices, we again welcome Lightbend CTO/co-founder and Akka creator Jonas Bonér to continue where we left off in the six characteristics of Reactive Microservices presented earlier with a simple premise (in the spirit of Carl Hewitt): one microservice is no microservice–they come in systems.

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May 12, 2016

Developing Reactive Microservices: free O'Reilly mini-book by Java Champion Markus Eisele

As we continue to help organizations modernize their legacy systems with Microservices architecture, our latest mini-book arrives right on time. We are happy to announce the availability of Developing Reactive Microservices: Enterprise Implementation in Java, a new O'Reilly mini-book authored by Java Champion and Lightbend Developer Advocate, Markus Eisele (@myfear).

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May 5, 2016

Microservices, Monoliths, SOA and How We Got Here

In Part 1, Enterprise Advocate Kevin Webber will review a bit of history of application development, from the early days of monoliths and SOA to the emergence of Microservice architectures. We will review the drawbacks of heritage architectures and how the principles of Reactive can help you build isolated services that are scalable, resilient to failure, and combine with other services to form a cohesive whole.

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March 14, 2016

The 6 Rules for Modernizing Your Legacy Java Monolith with Microservices

We change a monolithic system only when we have no other choice. Traditional enterprise systems are tightly-coupled; all-in-one, all-or-nothing, difficult to scale, difficult to understand and difficult to maintain. In this webinar by battle-hardened Enterprise Advocate, Kevin Webber, we walk through the 6 key concepts to understand as a guide for taking action...

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February 1, 2016

Going Reactive: the 8 technologies used by teams developing Microservices

Microservices-based systems have been gaining a lot of attention lately. Martin Fowler, the well-known co-author of the Agile Manifesto, has produced a popular explanation of microservices with James Lewis that has been getting a lot of traction with developers. Industry analyst Gartner is emphasizing the importance of microservices within its enterprise clientele, ranking microservice-based architecture (MSA) within its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015...

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December 11, 2015

'Going Reactive 2016' survey data reveals Microservices and Fast Data drive adoption of Reactive Systems

With this survey, in which over 3000 respondents participated, we we set out to understand the journey of Going Reactive and uncovered some interesting adoption trends around microservices and Fast Data along the way. Big thanks to all of you who participated! We enjoyed pulling this report together and hope you enjoy seeing how your peers are viewing the Reactive landscape.

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July 28, 2015

Microservices 101: Exploiting Reality's Constraints with Technology

Typesafe Deputy CTO Viktor Klang goes into the world of microservices to see how these architectures emerge from the constraints of reality. Viktor reviews the problems imposed by reality, and shows how they can not only be solved, but how the constraints free us from misconceptions that are otherwise very easy to acquire. We also explore how distributed systems are at the heart of microservices-based architectures and how communication shapes the structure, behavior and development of the software...

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