News & Press Releases

June 2021

May 2021

May 05, 2021 | Press

Gestalt IT - Lightbend’s Akka: Building Enterprise-grade Applications in the Cloud

Building an enterprise-scale app is tough. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never done it (nor have any desire to), but even for the most seasoned developer, ensuring that an app operates efficiently at scale is no small task. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with some of the folks from Lightbend, creators of the Akka platform, to talk about how Akka is changing the way enterprises deliver their applications, and how they envision the product moving forward. Here’s a taste of what we learned.

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March 2021

February 2021

February 23, 2021 | Press

Datanami - Akka Cloud Platform Now on AWS

Java and Scala developers who want an easier way to build distributed applications without all the muss and fuss of synchronizing locks and managing state will be interested to learn that Lightbend is now making its Akka Cloud Platform available on the AWS cloud.

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January 2021

November 2020

November 10, 2020 | Press

ADT MAG - Jonas Bonér and the Reactive Manifesto II

It's been about seven years since Jonas Bonér, co-founder and CTO of Lightbend and creator of the Akka project, first published “The Reactive Manifesto” with contributions from Dave Farley, Roland Kuhn, and Martin Thompson.

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November 10, 2020 | Press

Forbes - What Does It Mean To Be ‘Cloud Native?’*

If you talked about ‘the cloud’ two decades ago, people would look up at the sky. Today, most people in the digitally connected world understand that ‘the cloud’ refers to some faraway server farm where data is stored. But now, there’s another term to contend with: cloud native.

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October 2020

October 28, 2020 | Press

Betanews - The evolution of cloud native -- Kubernetes and beyond [Q&A]

A new report -- Cloud Native Adoption Trends 2020-2021 -- from Lightbend, the company behind the Scala programming language, sheds light on this trend. We spoke with Mark Brewer, CEO of the company to learn more about how developers and business leaders alike are looking higher up the stack, at the application layer.

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October 27, 2020 | Press

ADT MAG - Lightbend Survey Compares Cloud-Native Priorities of Execs and Devs

Lightbend, the company behind the Scala JVM language and developer of the Reactive Platform, today announced the findings of a recent survey of more than 1,000 developers, software architects, and IT leaders, who described their cloud-native architecture priorities at the application layer (higher up the stack, above Kubernetes).

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September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

May 2020

March 2020

March 03, 2020 | Press

Lightbend: Real-Time Cloud-Native Application Platform

When we last covered Lightbend in August 2017, cloud-native computing was yet to arrive on the scene. At the time, the Lightbend’s story centered on reactive computing, a technical approach for building real-time applications.

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January 2020

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

September 17, 2019 | Press

Linux Foundation Launches Reactive Foundation

The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation, a new community that aims to promote the use of reactive programming in networked applications.

The founder members of the new foundation are Alibaba, Facebook, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal, and the foundation is taking under its wing open source reactive specifications starting with RSocket.

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September 10, 2019 | Press

Reactive Foundation Launched under the Linux Foundation

On September 10, the Linux Foundation announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation, a community of leaders established to accelerate technologies for building the next generation of networked applications. The foundation is made up of Alibaba, Facebook, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal as initial members, and includes the successful open source Reactive Streams and RSocket specifications, along with programming language implementations.

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August 2019

August 27, 2019 | Press

New open source project wants to expand serverless vision beyond functions

Serverless technology offers developers a way to develop without thinking about the infrastructure resources required to run a program, but up until now it has mostly been limited to function-driven programming. CloudState, a new open source project from Lightbend, wants to change that by moving beyond functions.

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August 07, 2019 | Press

The State of State in Cloud Native Applications

In a recent survey conducted by The New Stack in partnership with streaming data platform provider Lightbend about how companies are handling state in containerized applications, 68% percent said that managing state is at least somewhat of an obstacle to moving more applications to microservices-based architectures. So how are companies managing everything from application configuration to persistent storage in their cloud native applications? Let’s dive into the state of state in cloud native applications.

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June 2019

May 2019

May 21, 2019 | Press Release

Lightbend Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Lightbend today announced it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, extending its commitment to Kubernetes and broadening its support for developers working in the cloud native software ecosystem.

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May 07, 2019 | Press

Your New Use Cases Require Streaming Data. Now What?

One of the most remarkable drivers of streaming data revealed in the survey was a more than five-fold increase in AI/ML adoption over just a two year period. Companies processing data in real-time for AI/ML jumped from 6% in 2017 to 36% in 2019.

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April 2019

March 2019

March 28, 2019 | Press Release

Lightbend’s Reactive Architecture Course on Reaches 17,000 Students Enrolled

Lightbend today announced that less than a year after its original launch, its self-paced training series -- Lightbend Reactive Architecture: Foundations and Lightbend Reactive Architecture: Advanced -- have reached 17,000 students enrolled, making them one of IBM Cognitive Class’ fastest-growing course series. IBM’s Cognitive Class features a series of free data science and cognitive computing courses, with a virtual lab environment that enables users to practice what they learn.

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March 27, 2019 | Press

Q&A with Akara Sucharitakul on Squbs: Akka Streams & Akka HTTP for Large-Scale Production Deployment

Application requirements have changed dramatically in the past few years. Applications handling gigabytes of data with response time in seconds are a thing of the past. Today, users expect a sub-second response time and the amount of data is measured in petabytes. Hence, the old and inefficient approaches to building software are being replaced by the reactive way of programming.

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March 26, 2019 | Press Release

Lightbend Announces Certification of Kubeflow in Lightbend Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbend today announced that Kubeflow, the industry-standard framework for machine learning workflows in Kubernetes-based environments, is now a certified component of Lightbend Platform, the industry’s leading system for building streaming data pipelines and reactive microservices.

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March 01, 2019 | Press

The InfoQ eMag: Kubernetes: Past, Present and Future

Stateful Service Design Considerations for the Kubernetes Stack - At this summer’s QCon in New York, Jonas Bonér delivered one of the most popular talks of the conference with his focus on Designing Events-First Microservices. In this InfoQ Q&A, we asked Bonér to explain how “bringing bad habits from monolithic design” is a road to nowhere for service design, and where he sees his Akka framework fitting in the cloud-native stack.

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February 2019

February 26, 2019 | Press

Serverless Needs a Bolder, Stateful Vision

We’re at another juncture in enterprise computing where there is a large push behind a big vision of the future, the push towards serverless architectures — a world where less human oversight and participation is required in operations.

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December 2018

November 2018

November 15, 2018 | Press

Stateful Service Design Considerations for the Kubernetes Stack

At this summer’s QCon in New York, Jonas Bonér delivered one of the most popular talks of the conference with his focus on Designing Events-First Microservices. In this InfoQ Q&A, we asked Bonér to explain how “bringing bad habits from monolithic design” is a road to nowhere for service design, and where he sees his Akka framework fitting in the cloud-native stack.

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October 2018

September 2018

September 12, 2018 | Press

Lightbend Launches Kubernetes Optimized Fast Data Platform

Lightbend, the company behind the Scala JVM language and developer of the Reactive Platform, unveiled the 2.0 version of its Fast Data Platform today at the Strata Data Conference in New York. This version of the one-year-old platform has been optimized for Kubernetes cluster deployment.

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September 05, 2018 | Press

Akka Java Middleware: What Goes Inside the Containers Counts

The New Stack catches up with Jonas Bonér as he explains why Kubernetes and Akka are a perfect match for cloud-native computing with Kuberentes and Docker solving problems like a failure from the infrastructure level and Akka addressing those problems from a programming model perspective.

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August 2018

August 16, 2018 | Press

Salesforce open-sources TransmogrifAI, the machine learning library that powers Einstein

Machine learning models — artificial intelligence (AI) that identifies relationships among hundreds, thousands, or even millions of data points — are rarely easy to architect. Data scientists spend weeks and months not only preprocessing the data on which the models are to be trained, but extracting useful features (i.e., the data types) from that data, narrowing down algorithms, and ultimately building (or attempting to build) a system that performs well not just within the confines of a lab, but in the real world.

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July 2018

July 31, 2018 | Press

Inside Fortnite’s Massive Data Analytics Pipeline

Epic Games ingests 92 million events per minute (or about 54 billion events per day) from Fortnite clients. The company is looking to technologies like Kubernetes to help it manage all the back-end servers and services, including dozens of microservices written in Java, Akka, and Go, that it needs to run its game.

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July 27, 2018 | Press Release

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Akka

With the container market expected to reach $2.7 billion by 2020, developers need a programming model for distributed computing. Distributed computing is the technology inside containers, that is managed by Kubernetes.

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June 2018

June 22, 2018 | Press

The MicroProfile Community Influence on Jakarta EE

InfoQ catches up with James Roper, senior developer and co-creator of the Lagom microservices framework at Lightbend, on recently being named a committer for Eclipse MicroProfile and why Lightbend became a participating member of Jakarta EE.

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May 2018

May 30, 2018 | Press

Enterprise Java in the Blogosphere

So much has happened in the enterprise Java space over the past few months that it kind of boggles the mind. Fortunately, the rockstars, gurus and industry watchers have been busily sorting out the whats and wherefores of this epic transformation in the blogosphere. (You thought it was just me, right?) Seems like a good time to pass along a bit of that wisdom with some recommended reading.

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May 29, 2018 | Press

IBM releases Cloud Private for Data

IBM's Cloud Private for Data is the latest spin on the age-old idea of turnkey system, but architected and updated for the architecture of the private cloud. It addresses a need for organizations wishing the flexibility of the cloud whose policies otherwise rule out use of public clouds.

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April 2018

April 24, 2018 | Press

Jakarta EE takes the cloud-native Java path

The results of the Jakarta EE community survey revealed that cloud-native development is a top requirement in the platform’s evolution, alongside the need for a faster pace of innovation on the Jakarta EE platform. Users’ wish has been granted! The Eclipse Foundation unveiled the new open source governance model and a “cloud-native Java” path for Jakarta EE.

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April 11, 2018 | Press

IBM's reactive platform makes it easier for Java developers to build AI apps

IBM has been struggling to invigorate its appeal to developers, but a year-old partnership with Lightbend is finally paying off. By working with Lightbend, it seems that IBM has recognized that it needs an infusion of savvy developer expertise, coupled with winning developer-oriented technology. In Lightbend it gets both.

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March 2018

March 21, 2018 | Press

How Java EE Can Get Its Groove Back

There is excitement and optimism over the Eclipse Foundation taking over stewardship of Java EE from Oracle. See what's in store for enterprise development.

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March 08, 2018 | Press

Transforming enterprise integration with Reactive Streams

In this article, Jonas Bonér and Viktor Klang start by reviewing the current state of enterprise integration and its challenges, and then demonstrate how organizations can achieve more scalable, composable, and functional architecture for interconnecting systems and applications by adopting a reactive and stream-based mindset and tools.

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February 2018

February 28, 2018 | Press

This Week in Numbers: Microservices and Streaming Data, Perfect Together

“Microservices,” along with “serverless” and “DevOps,” are terms that are hard to define because they describe patterns and architectures as much as specific technologies. Yet, survey data points to a strong correlation between many of these subjects. A survey conducted by Lightbend in mid-2017 focusing on “fast data” showed another strong link between microservices adoption and use of streaming technologies.

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January 2018

October 2017

September 2017

September 27, 2017 | Press

Data in Motion Shaking Up Big Data Stack

Over 2,400 developers say fast data development trends are driving language and framework choices, app response times, and adoption of real-time streaming technologies.

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September 25, 2017 | Press Release

Lightbend Fast Data Platform Reaches General Availability

Today at the O’Reilly Strata Data Conference, Lightbend announced general availability of the Lightbend Fast Data Platform, the first end-to-end platform that makes it easier for enterprises to design, build, and run streaming applications. 

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July 2017

July 13, 2017 | Press

Enterprise Tech: IBM Expands Partnership With App Developer

Along with Scala, Lightbend's claim to fame is a "reactive" application development platform for building distributed applications. The platform leverages micro-services along with "fast data" on a message-driven run time. The approach is designed to help scale enterprise applications on cloud infrastructure.

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July 13, 2017 | Press

Light Reading: IBM Pumps $15M Into AI Programming Startup

IBM, Intel and others are pumping $15 million into Lightbend, the company behind the Scala programming language developers are using to build artificial intelligence applications that draw on real-time data. The funding, led by IBM, builds on a partnership it announced with the startup last month to advance the development of AI in the enterprise.

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July 05, 2017 | Press

JAXEnter - Akka clusters: All about Cluster Aware Actors

The fundamental building block of Akka actor systems is an actor. In a way, actors are analogous to Lego or Minecraft blocks: With the simple building blocks of Lego and Minecraft, it is possible to craft magnificent structures. In this article, Hugh McKee, developer advocate at Lightbend tells you everything you need to know about cluster aware actors.

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June 2017

June 29, 2017 | Press

ADTMag: Lightbend and IBM Collaborate on AI App Dev Tools

Lightbend and IBM are teaming up to develop a complete toolchain for Java and Scala developers building and deploying AI and cognitive applications in on-premises and cloud environments, the two companies announced today. As part of the move, IBM is taking a "major" equity stake in Lightbend, undisclosed at press time.

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June 28, 2017 | Press Release

Official Press Release: IBM and Lightbend Build Integrated Platform for Cognitive Development

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today is announcing a collaborative development initiative with Lightbend, the provider of the world's leading Reactive Application Development Platform, to help advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive solutions in the enterprise. The resulting joint solutions will be designed to provide a complete toolchain for Java and Scala developers to easily build and deploy AI and cognitive applications in both on-premise and cloud environments.

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June 22, 2017 | Press

O'Reilly Media: The Evolution Of Scalable Microservices, by Jonas Bonér

In this abstract of Jonas Bonér's full article, we will look at microservices, not as a tool to scale the organization, development and release process (even though it's one of the main reasons for adopting microservices), but from an architecture and design perspective, and put it in its true context: distributed systems. 

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April 2017

February 2017

February 08, 2017 | Press Release

Lightbend Closes Second Acquisition in 9 Months: Buys OpsClarity for Most Advanced Monitoring in Modern Distributed Application Stack

Lightbend today announced the acquisition of OpsClarity, an advanced monitoring solution specifically designed for end-to-end visibility into the application infrastructure and data pipeline for streaming applications. The addition of OpsClarity’s advanced monitoring capabilities to the Reactive Platform comes just nine months after Lightbend acquired Reactive consulting firm BoldRadius.

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January 2017

December 2016

October 2016

October 18, 2016 | Press

Interview with Scala creator Martin Odersky — The current state of Scala

James Strachan, the creator of Groovy, once said that if somebody had shown him Martin Odersky’s Programming in Scala book back in 2003, he would have probably never created Groovy. Scala’s star is still shining bright — we invited Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, to talk about the impending 2.12 version, the current state of this programming language and the technical innovations that await us.

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September 2016

August 2016

August 22, 2016 | Press Release

Lightbend Welcomes Oracle's Embrace of Reactive for the Upcoming Java EE Releases

In the August Executive Committee Meeting of the Java Community Process, Anil Gaur, Oracle Group Vice Presidentm delivered a presentation on Oracle's Java EE strategy. According to the Meeting Minutes, Gaur "noted that enterprise programming styles are changing -- more and more applications are distributed in nature and get deployed in cloud environments. Rather than traditional appservers that typically run multiple applications, apps are now distributed and deployed in the Cloud via modular runtimes dedicated to a single application or service."

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August 03, 2016 | Press

TechCrunch: Scala is the new golden child

If it’s not already, Scala deserves a place at or near the top of your to-learn list — something I saw definitive evidence of last fall when I was coming off a post-doc position and considering leaving academia for the tech industry.

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August 03, 2016 | Press

After a Quiet 2015 Martin Odersky Outlined Significant Plans for Scala at Scala Days New York

After a relatively quiet 2015, father of Scala Martin Odersky announced during his May 9, 2016 keynote address at Scala Days New York, that development is “heating up” for Scala this year. Odersky, who is currently programming research group professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and chairman and co-founder of Lightbend, outlined “what has recently happened or will happen very soon”...

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August 01, 2016 | Press

IBM data science expert interview: Dean Wampler

Data science success depends on providing data scientists with an open and engaging environment that fosters collaboration. In this video, listen as IBM data science evangelist James Kobielus talks with Dean Wampler, a fast data product architect with the office of the CTO at Lightbend, about how data scientists can access the open functionality and expertise that are central to their work.

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July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

May 26, 2016 | Press Release

Lightbend Closes $20 Million in Series C Funding Led by Intel Capital

Today Lightbend announced it has closed a $20 million Series C funding round led by Intel Capital. Blue Cloud Ventures also joined Intel Capital as a new investor, with full participation from previous investors Bain Capital Ventures, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures and Shasta Ventures. Vibhor Rastogi, Director for Enterprise Software at Intel Capital, will join Lightbend’s board of directors.

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April 2016

March 2016

March 23, 2016 | Press Release

Lightbend and O’Reilly Publish Free Report on Reactive Microservices Architecture

Today Lightbend announced the publication of an exclusive O’Reilly report on Reactive Microservices Architecture (download the full report). Authored by Akka creator and Lightbend CTO and Co-Founder Jonas Bonér, the report explores microservices architectures based on Reactive Principles for building isolated services that are scalable, resilient to failure, and optimized to integrate with other microservices in production.

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March 21, 2016 | Press

Scala Centre Foundation Created

Last week, the Scala Center was created as a not-for-profit foundation, along with a list of financial backers, to improve the ongoing development of Scala and provide training courses based around the Scala language.

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March 15, 2016 | Press Release

Martin Odersky, Matei Zaharia and Heather Miller to Keynote Scala Days New York

Today we announced that Lightbend co-founder and creator of Scala, Martin Odersky, will deliver the opening keynote address on Monday, May 9 in New York City, followed by Heather Miller, Director of the new Scala Center at EPFL, on May 10th. Matei Zaharia, creator of Apache Spark, delivers the closing keynote on Wednesday, May 11.

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March 10, 2016 | Press

Lies your database is telling you

A wise person once said time is a device invented to keep everything from happening at once. Jonas Bonér explains how the database world has abused time from the beginning...

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March 02, 2016 | Press

On Lightbend, Lagom, and Java is Dead is Dead

Java is Dead is Dead. It was fashionable for a while to comment on the idea Java has legs with a curt “oh no Java the language is dead but the JVM is decent”. The cool kids like Twitter were using Scala. But Java the language shows consistent ongoing strength. For data, Stephen just dropped our regular programming language rankings and Java is still very much a thing.

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February 2016

February 24, 2016 | Press Release

Lightbend Announces Collaboration to Bring Low-Latency and High Availability to Big Data Streaming

Today, Lightbend announced a collaboration with Intel to bring low-latency and high availability to Big Data streaming pipelines running on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). As "Fast Data" becomes a requirement for every enterprise seeking to make use of its data assets for analytics and real-time decision making, Intel is utilizing Akka and the Reactive Streams specification from Lightbend to accelerate innovations in data streaming.

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February 23, 2016 | Press

VMblog: Lightbend CTO Talks Microservices and Explains New Lagom Framework

Jonas Bonér is a Java programming pioneer, perhaps best known as the author of Akka, a toolkit and runtime for distributed, resilient applications on the JVM.  He's also the CTO and co-founder of Lightbend (formerly Typesafe) that he started with Scala creator Martin Odersky in 2011.  He knows a lot about building scale-out applications.  Lightbend just announced a new framework called Lagom that is designed for Java developers building microservices. 

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February 23, 2016 | Press

ADT: Typesafe (Now Lightbend) Unveils Java Platform for Microservices

Lightbend (formerly known as Typesafe) today unveiled a new framework for Java developers creating microservices-based applications. Dubbed Lagom, the open source framework was built with technologies from the company's Reactive Platform, including the Play Web framework, the Akka message-driven runtime, and the ConductR deployment orchestrator. It was designed, the company said, to "reduce the risk and accelerate the transition to a microservices architecture for traditional Java enterprises."

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February 23, 2016 | Press

ADT: Typesafe Is Now Lightbend

There are few trickier tasks in business -- any business -- than changing a company's name. There are branding issues, legal complications, marketing considerations. Just ask the folks at Lightbend, formerly Typesafe, who have been going through the process for months, and today announced its new moniker.

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February 23, 2016 | Press Release

Typesafe Changes Name to Lightbend

Typesafe changed its name today to Lightbend and announced Lagom, an open source Microservices framework designed to simplify and accelerate application infrastructure modernization. The first MVP of Lagom for Java will be available through GitHub in early March 2016.

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December 2015

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October 2015

September 2015

September 23, 2015 | Press Release

Typesafe and DataStax Partner to Bring Reactive Data Infrastructure to Enterprises

Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive Platform, today announced that it has partnered with DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, to work with joint customers developing Reactive applications designed to leverage data in motion. Mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) systems increasingly operate on data in near real-time. As these systems embrace "data in motion," traditional batch architectures are being re-imagined as pure stream-based architectures. Specifications such as Reactive Streams, and stream processing libraries such as Akka Streams and Spark Streaming, provide the standards and plumbing necessary to implement such systems effectively...

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September 09, 2015 | Press

Why your company's big data is not nearly fast enough

Published originally on TechRepublic

Back in the olden days of 2014, "big" used to be enough for big data. Just a year later, however, data also has to be fast. Really, really fast. "Big data," of course, has never truly been a matter of data volumes. At least, not exclusively. It has also fixated on data velocity (and variety), as Gartner's 3 V's popularized. But knowing that data needs real-time processing and actually doing it are two very different things. To better understand the industry shift toward fast, stream-based data processing, I reached out to Kevin Webber, developer advocate for Typesafe. Last year, his team led the rollout of Walmart Canada's new e-commerce platform built on a Scala/Akka/Play stack.

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September 09, 2015 | Press Release

New Typesafe White Paper Explores Evolution of Big Data to "Fast Data"

Originally published by Typesafe on

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2015) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced a new white paper that explores the evolution of big data to "fast data" and how modern streaming architectures are transforming Reactive applications.

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August 2015

August 28, 2015 | Press

William Hill kicks off football season with blast from the past

For the past 70 years, digital computers have followed the principles of a model developed by Jon von Neumann in 1945. The model effectively defines how a stored computer program, comprising a set of instructions, runs. Most of the world’s computers, from the very first – the 1948 Manchester Baby – to the latest generation of mobile devices, x86 desktops and servers, use this model. Programs, including the operating system, are run as a series of machine instructions, which are fetched and then run one step at a time. It is a model used in computer languages such as C and Java and operating systems such as Unix and Windows. The von Neumann model has served the industry well – but its limitations are starting to show. "Twenty years ago, someone did not develop a website to have millions of customers in parallel," says Patrick Di Loreto, betting company William Hill’s research and development engineering lead.

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August 25, 2015 | Press

Mesosphere Infinity Integrates With Cisco Intercloud Services Using Akka, Mesos, Kafka, Spark, Cassandra to Deliver Real-Time Big Data and IoT Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2015) - Mesosphere, creators of the Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) for managing cloud and datacenter resources at scale, today announced Mesosphere Infinity, the first real-time enterprise-ready open source offering that lets companies capture the enormous new business opportunities created by the rise of ubiquitous data, including fraud and anomaly detection, real-time personalization, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, such as connected consumer devices and supply chain optimization. Learn more at

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July 2015

July 09, 2015 | Press

TechRepublic: Lack of standards threatens to derail the big data innovation train

Innovation is flourishing in real-time big data technologies, but that could also create problems, says the Reactive movements Jonas Bonér. 

Big data means big competition.

As vendors at every layer of the "stack" vie for their place in the evolving big data architecture, one of the busiest battlegrounds so far may be the back-end data movement and logic between systems. For many, the "big" in big data is less about overall volume of data and much more about the need for speed in shuffling data around in real time.


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June 2015

June 16, 2015 | Press Release

Typesafe and Mesosphere Launch New Distribution and Commercial Support for Apache Spark on Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS)

Typesafe today announced it is offering commercial support for a new distribution of Apache Spark designed to run on the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS). With Spark on DCOS and enterprise-grade support options from Typesafe, it has never been easier to run Spark on any modern version of Linux (CentOS, CoreOS, Red Hat and Ubuntu), on any major cloud (AWS, GCE, Azure, Digital Ocean), private datacenter or hybrid cloud.

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June 16, 2015 | Press

Mesosphere Partners with Typesafe on Spark

Looking to make it much simpler to deploy Apache Spark in-memory computing clusters in production environments, Mesosphere today announced a partnership with Typesafe to provide support for an instance of Spark that can be deployed on top of the Mesosphere Data Center Operating System (DCOS) running in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

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June 10, 2015 | Press

Typesafe Makes Data Streaming More "Reactive" With New Releases of Akka and Slick

For enterprises creating applications and microservices connected to streaming data sources, speed and reliability of data movement is critical. Akka Streams and Slick 3.0 bring the best of Reactive systems to streaming architectures (responsive, resilient, elastic and message driven), and today both have been released for general availability as part of the Typesafe Reactive Platform.

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June 02, 2015 | Press

Reactive Streams 1.0.0 has landed for the JVM

The first stable drop from Reactive Streams has landed, with version 1.0.0 available for immediate use. All the time spent discussing, debating, programming and testing has led to an asynchronous stream solution for “back pressure”.

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June 01, 2015 | Press

Reactive Streams 1.0.0 interview

On the heels of the release of Reactive Streams 1.0.0, I decided to grab a couple of engineers — Ben Christensen of RxJava and Netflix fame, Stephane Maldini of Pivotal’s Project Reactor and the inimitable Dr. Roland Kuhn of the Akka Project at Typesafe — that have been engaged in the project, to ask them a couple of quick questions about Reactive Streams, their involvement, and what the future has in store for Reactive Streams.

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May 2015

May 11, 2015 | Press

Reactive Streams 1.0.0 – a new standard in reactive data processing

Reactive Streams 1.0.0 has reached its objective of defining a common standard for asynchronous streaming processes on the JVM, for flexible and reactive data processing. Since February 2014, representatives from Typesafe, Red Hat, Netflix, Pivotal, Oracle, Twitter and have been collaborating in various work groups to define a standard for asynchronous data streaming on the JVM. Not an easy task, considering what it was that Reactive Streams was aiming for: to “provide a standard for asynchronous stream processing with non-blocking back pressure.”

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May 08, 2015 | Press

Reactive Streams Come to the JVM

Typesafe have been tireless in their quest to reactively-label all the things – but this week,thanks to the GA availability of the final version of Reactive Streams 1.0 for the JVM, they’ve had to do very little to push the buzzword. Even a self-professed C# fanboy on Hacker News was moved to comment that “the Java community has done something really amazing” with this project.

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April 2015

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January 2015

January 27, 2015 | Press

ReadWrite: The Big-Data Tool Spark May Be Hotter Than Hadoop, But It Still Has Issues

Hadoop is hot. But its kissing cousin Spark is even hotter.

Indeed, Spark is hot like Apache Hadoop was half a decade ago. Spawned at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab, Spark is a fast data processing engine that works in the Hadoop ecosystem, replacing MapReduce. It is designed to perform both batch processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and iterative algorithms, like those commonly found in machine learning and graph processing.

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December 2014

December 08, 2014 | Press

InfoQ: Typesafe survey: Java 8 Adoption Strong, Users Anxious for Java 9

"Typesafe recently released a report based on their survey findings of over 3000 Java developers, focusing on the adoption of Java 8 as well as upcoming developer technology trends. From the survey results, the Java 8 adoption rate overall looks strong, particularly since version 8 had been available for only six months when the survey was taken back in September 2014. This is significant as Oracle’s Java 7 support will potentially end as early as April 2015."

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December 03, 2014 | Press Release

DZone: Apache Spark Survey from Typesafe

Typesafe released a new survey today on Apache Spark, a "fast and general engine for large-scale data processing." After finding surprising results about Apache Spark from their Java 8 survey released in September, they have decided to more closely look at trends surrounding the Spark engine. 

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November 2014

October 2014

October 20, 2014 | Press Release

DZone: Java 8 Survey: The Results Are In

Typesafe ran a survey of Java developers in February, along with a follow-up in September - you might have seen that one on DZone- and together they present an interesting look at the uptake of Java 8 and other industry trends.

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September 2014

August 2014

August 19, 2014 | Press

What is Reactive Programming?

Kevin Webber covers the fundamentals of Reactive Programming in his new Medium blog:

... To understand Reactive?—?both the programming paradigm and the motivation behind it?—?it helps to understand the challenges that are faced by developers and companies today compared to the challenges faced only a decade ago.

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August 14, 2014 | Press Release

Typesafe Makes It Easy for Enterprise Customers to Add Production Monitoring of Reactive Applications Through Partners AppDynamics and New Relic

Typesafe Activator Gives JVM Application Developers the Power of Purchasing Market Leading APM Tools, on the Fly

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Aug 14, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced that Typesafe Activator now offers enhanced functionality that provides enterprise application developers with instant access to the power of real-time application performance monitoring (APM) tools from market leaders AppDynamics and New Relic.

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August 13, 2014 | Press Release

Typesafe Recognized in Three Gartner Hype Cycle Reports

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--( Aug 13, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive Platform, today announced that it has been included as a sample vendor in three of Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle reports, including "Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2014 [1]," "Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2014 [2]," and "Hype Cycle for In-Memory Computing, 2014 [3]." Akka -- part of the Typesafe Reactive Framework -- was also mentioned in a fourth Gartner report, "Hype Cycle for Web Computing, 2014 [4]."

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July 2014

July 31, 2014 | Press Release

Atos and Typesafe Sign Global Partnership Agreement to Serve European Demand for Reactive Applications

Companies Ink Go-to-Market Agreement After Successful Production Engagements at Top Global Brands

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and PARIS, FRANCE--(Jul 31, 2014) -  Atos, an international information technology services company, and Typesafe, the San Francisco-based provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind the Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced a strategic partnership that will align sales, marketing and delivery strategy between the two companies. Atos -- one of Europe's largest systems integrators, with more than 84,000 employees -- will be named a Strategic Global System Integrator for large-scale applications built on the Typesafe platform. Through its partnership with one of Europe's largest and most respected systems integrators, Typesafe will increase its global reach.

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July 29, 2014 | Press

infoQ: Scala 2.12 Will Only Support Java 8

"As announced in the recent Scala roadmap (, the Scala language will only run on Java 8 and later from Scala version 2.12 and onwards. InfoQ caught up with Adriaan Moors (Scala tech lead at Typesafe) and Jason Zaugg (Typesafe engineer) to hear more about this change and how Scala will be making use of Java 8's lambdas implementation."

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July 23, 2014 | Press Release

Scala Named a "Top 10 Technology for Modern Developers"

RebelLabs Study Based on Developer Feedback and Market Data Affirms Popularity of Scala as Powerful Language for the JVM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--( July 23, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced that Scala has been selected as one of the "10 Kick-Ass Technologies Modern Developers Love" in an independent study conducted by RebelLabs, the research and content think tank of ZeroTurnaround.

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July 03, 2014 | Press

Virtual Panel on Reactive Programming

Reactive programming is a very hot topic: libraries for building reactive systems are mushrooming on many platforms and languages. Initiatives like the Reactive Manifesto are promoting the idea, and with Reactive Streams there are even efforts to provide interoperability between reactive libraries. What does it mean to be reactive? InfoQ brought together three proponents of reactive programming in a virtual panel to find out and learn more about the individual projects.

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June 2014

May 2014

May 07, 2014 | Press Release

Typesafe's "Reactive Programming" Platform Grows in Popularity as Retail Giants Gilt, Tomax and Walmart Face Huge Web Traffic

Demand Surges for Play and Akka Across e-Commerce, POS and In-Store Use Cases to Meet Extreme Web Traffic Volatility and Scale

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced additional traction in the retail industry with customers Gilt, Tomax and Walmart.

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May 06, 2014 | Press

InfoQ: Scala 2.11,The Latest Major Scala Release

"Typesafe has recently announced the release of Scala 2.11 under the standard 3-clause BSD license. This is a major release which includes improvements in scalac, the REPL, packaging/modularization, macros, the Collections library, and various bug fixes. Scala 2.11 targets Java 6, with only limited, experimental support for Java 8. Scala 2.11 is not binary compatible with the 2.10 series, but code that compiles on 2.10 without deprecation warnings should compile on 2.11."


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April 2014

March 2014

March 31, 2014 | Press Release

Typesafe Launches Reactive Bird, Welcomes Dong Nguyen as VP of Game Innovation

Reactive software company puts new spin on Flappy Bird, shifts focus to mobile gaming

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(April 1, 2014) - Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive Platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced Dong Nguyen as VP of Game Innovation. Nguyen brings with him more than 5 years of industry experience building useless and free-to-play mobile games, and has an extensive history of mysteriously disappearing while profiting from frustratingly addictive time suckers.

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March 17, 2014 | Press

Solid interest for Java 8

There is a real pent-up interest in the new version of Java, which is released tomorrow. Over half of all developers intend to upgrade within a year, according to a new survey. It's a sensationally quick upgrade pace, sp we've interviewed Chief Architect at Typesafe, Viktor Klang to learn more.

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March 03, 2014 | Press

JAXenter: the Reactive future on the JVM is very bright

Since it went live last summer, thousands of people have signed up to adhere to the standards of the Reactive Manifesto - a blueprint for writing Reactive Applications. In this interview, Typesafe co-founder and CTO Jonas Bonér  shares why the Manifesto is so important for addressing contemporary development issues, and just how ready the Java ecosystem is for a Reactive future.

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October 2013

October 16, 2013 | Press Release

Typesafe Reactive Platform Acquires New High-Performance HTTP Foundation Will Provide a Solid and Supported Base for Web Applications and RESTful Services, Increasing Flexibility and Library Options for Typesafe Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - Typesafe, provider of the world's first Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka and Scala, today announced the acquisition of to provide deeper support for the Spray toolkit. Spray, which is built on Akka and Scala, is one of the best performing REST/HTTP libraries in the Java ecosystem and is quickly becoming the de facto standard for writing REST services in Scala. Today's announcement enhances Typesafe's current offering and reinforces the company's commitment of providing developers and customers with the most robust platform for building Reactive applications with Java and Scala.

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October 02, 2013 | Press

InfoWorld: Fear multicore apps? Reactive programming to the rescue

InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill met with Typesafe Senior Software Engineer Josh Suereth at the recent JavaOne technical conference in San Francisco to talk about reactive programming. Suereth also commented on the importance of Lambdas in the upcoming Java Standard Edition 8 release.

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September 2013

September 23, 2013 | Press Release

Typesafe Drives Reactive Application Development With Typesafe Activator 1.0

The Company Behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala Improves Developer Productivity With Release of New Tool for Building Reactive Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Sep 23, 2013) - Typesafe, provider of the world's first Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced the general availability of Typesafe Activator 1.0, a browser-based tool that helps developers get started building Reactive applications with reusable templates and in-context tutorials. The 1.0 release of Typesafe Activator features integration with the Typesafe Console and 28 production-ready templates, including Play Framework with MongoDB for Reactive NoSQL persistence, Akka and Spray for Actor-based REST servers, Scala and Hadoop for scalable Big Data, and many others.

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December 2012

December 26, 2012 | Press Release

Akka 2.1.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the availability of Akka 2.1.0 ‘Mingus.’ This is the next step of Akka’s evolution, following the major transformation that was 2.0—you are invited to look back at the announcement from March 6, 2012. The 2.0 release laid the groundwork, with a completely message-based internal structure that enables your actor-based services to interact regardless of where they are hosted. As a result, you can scale up and out by configuration at deployment time. Today’s release adds cluster support, forming a powerful substrate on which elastic cloud-based applications are built.

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November 2012

November 16, 2012 | Press Release

Akka 2.0.4 Released

We have released an update to the Akka middleware, which fixes several bugs and is binary compatible with previous releases in the 2.0.x series. The most notable changes are:

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November 12, 2012 | Press Release

Akka 2.1 Feature Spotlights

The first release candidate of Akka 2.1 was released last week! Now is a great time to take it for a spin and give feedback before 2.1.0 goes final!

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May 2011

May 12, 2011 | Press Release

Blog: Introducing Typesafe

Typesafe is a company that takes Scala and Akka to the next stage. In this blog post, Martin Odersky explains why we founded the company and what role we see for it in the world of open source and enterprise software.

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May 12, 2011 | Press Release

Typesafe Launches

Scala Creator Launches Typesafe to Commercialize Modern Application Platform for Multicore and Cloud Computing 

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