If Lagom is your choice for scalable, Reactive microservices, then you’ve come to the right place. As the creators of Lagom and included in Akka Platform, we offer technology enhancements, expert support, self-paced training, and additional services to enterprises as part of a Lightbend subscription.

Part of Akka Platform

As part of Akka Platform, Lagom offers a guided, Reactive approach to building RPC-style, backend microservices and implementing Event Sourcing and persistence strategies that are designed to be deployed at scale.

Monitoring & Observability

Lightbend subscribers get advanced tools for monitoring and observing Lagom applications, including telemetry for various metrics, integrations to different APM technologies, and technology enhancements for underlying Akka-based modules.

Expert Support & Education

Guaranteed response times for support cases, plus direct, unlimited access to Lightbend’s Lagom engineers for break-fix support, general advice, how-to's, best practices, and beta programs. Subscribers also get access to self-paced, online training with Lightbend Academy.


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Opinionated microservice framework

Microservices framework built on Akka and Play

Develop distributed systems faster and easier than ever before with Lagom, an open source microservices framework.

Most microservices frameworks focus on helping you build fragile, single instance microservices - which, by definition, aren’t scalable or resilient. Lagom helps you build microservices as systems — Reactive systems, to be precise — so that your microservices are elastic and resilient from within.

Building Reactive Systems can be hard, but Lagom abstracts the complexities away. Akka and Play do the heavy lifting so you can focus on a simpler event-driven programming model on top, while benefitting from a message-driven system under the hood.

Lagom also provides a development environment that relieves you from tedious setup and scripting - using a single command to build your project and start your services.

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Features and Capabilities

Proven technologies

Leverage a decade of hard-won knowledge building microservices with Akka and Play. Lagom, as a lightweight layer on top of Akka and Play, preserves all of Akka and Play’s advantages, proven and hardened over time, so it’s extremely easy to do the right thing.

Hot-reload environment

Accelerate your development cycles with Lagom’s hot-reload environment. Borrowing from the Play Framework, Lagom hot-reloads code when you make changes and restarts the services alongside all supporting infrastructure.

Best practices guide development

Reduce guesswork and ensure that your microservices adhere to Reactive system best practices. Lagom’s highly opinionated framework provides guardrails to keep your design on track.

Natively Asynchronous

Lagom is asynchronous and non-blocking by default, leveraging Pub/Sub messaging for communication between microservices and Akka Streams for fully back-pressured streaming.

Single responsibility made simple

By removing most of the boilerplate code, Lagom focuses development on the essence of the service and makes it easy to create explicit and typed protocols that compose — either through asynchronous messaging, request/reply or continuous streaming.

Data Persistence

Each service in Lagom owns its data exclusively, all the way down to durable storage. Based on Akka Persistence, Lagom services that need durable storage use Event Sourcing and CQRS.

Shared-nothing design

Achieve and enhance your application’s resilience and elasticity via true isolation or shared-nothing design, which makes Lagom-built microservices autonomous, loosely coupled and mobile (location transparent).

Container-ready services

Scale your services easily in container environments, such as Docker, by taking advantage of the robust management capabilities included in an annual Lightbend subscription.

Easy deployment

Services can be deployed directly to production using the Lightbend Platform’s commercial features, which are available through an annual subscription.