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Lightbend is Reactive to customer demand with general availability of Fast Data Platform

Matt Aslett, 5 October 2017

Lightbend is the company behind the Reactive application development platform and associated open source projects, including the Scala general-purpose programming language and Akka event- driven middleware. Having seen increasing demand from customers for help developing and deploy- ing stream-processing applications, a year ago Lightbend announced the early-access program for its Fast Data Platform, which is designed to remove the complexity from developing and deploying streaming data applications. Now generally available, the Fast Data Platform incorporates multiple open source projects such as Apache Spark, Apache Kafka and Apache Flink, as well as the company’s Reactive Platform and the monitoring analytics functionality acquired with OpsClarity in February.

Market Guide for Application Platforms

Anne Thomas, 23 November 2016

According to Gartner Research, the application platform market is morphing in response to digital business requirements. As Java EE and other three-tier frameworks, such as ASP.NET, fade in relevance, application leaders must build a strategy to shift alternative platforms that support cloud-native applications. Read this research to get a better understanding of the application platform market and a review of representative vendors and their offerings.

How To Capture The Benefits Of Microservice Design

Jeffrey S. Hammond and John R. Rymer, 26 May 2016

Developing software using microservice design is the hot new approach. Why? Microservices promise implementation exibility, graceful scaling, faster delivery, and higher resiliency. But comprehensive microservice architectures are too complex for most enterprise AD&D teams, so developers are finding pragmatic and incremental ways to gain the benefits of microservice design via new programming models and platform frameworks. Read this report to learn about these emerging methods and their impact.

Benefits Of The Actor Model For Cloud Computing: A Pragmatic Overview For Java Architects

Webinar Replay, Jeffrey Hammond and Jonas Bonér, 15 Sept 2016

As enterprise development teams increase the time they spend using cloud computing, many are challenged by a move from a scale-up (monolithic) to a scale-out (distributed) architecture. Reactive system development and microservices are two evolving answers that architects are embracing, but making them work well at scale calls for a departure from the traditional approach of object-oriented programming models and defensive programming through try-catch, which is now being replaced by a highly-resilient supervision model and a "let it crash" philosophy.

In this webinar for Architects, guest speaker Jeffrey Hammond, Forrester Vice-President and Principal Analyst joins Jonas Bonér, CTO/Co-founder of Lightbend and creator of Akka, the actor-based, message-driven runtime for the JVM, to discuss one emerging programming pattern that’s gaining popularity with teams developing for the cloud––the Actor model. They will discuss some history, why the Actor model is a better fit for large, scale-out systems and microservices delivery, the types of workloads using it today, and how to implement an Actor-based system in your existing Java environment.

Modernizing Your Aging Architecture:
What Architects Need To Know

Webinar Replay, Michael Facemire, 24 June 2015

When you need to react quickly to competitive threats or new line of business demands, but your existing architecture is anything but nimble, what do you do? Is it time to completely start over with a new enterprise architecture, or can you can augment your existing systems to become more resilient and responsive? Join Lightbend (formerly Typesafe) and Michael Facemire, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research in a discussion about how to leverage a Reactive architectural model to ensure your back-end infrastructure isn’t the limiting factor for your business success.

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