Open Source Leaders Team Up On Reactive Microservices And Real-Time Streaming For Cloud-Native Applications

In 2018, Red Hat and Lightbend launched a strategic alliance providing an integrated approach to building, deploying, and managing cloud-native applications built with Akka, Lagom, Play, Scala, and Java.

Lightbend is now certified on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform to offer elastic scalability and ultra-high resiliency with high responsiveness and ultra-low resource utilization.


Reactive Microservices

Achieve ultra-high responsiveness, elasticity, and resilience demanded by cloud-native systems with Reactive microservices.

Streaming Applications

Deliver Fast Data applications by combining AI, ML models with high-speed processing for big data in real-time.

Observability and
Correctness Throughout

Reduce risk with production-grade, enterprise tools to Build, Verify, and Operate distributed applications.

“Customers are looking to migrate their applications to the cloud leveraging containers as the deployment model. Red Hat container certification assures a supportable platform for all types of customer deployment models. Red Hat is thrilled to work with software partners like Lightbend, resulting in the world’s largest commercial ecosystem for containers.”

Mike Werner
Sr. Director, Global Technology Partners
Red Hat

Lightbend And Red Hat: Making Cloud Native A Reality

To compete in a fast-paced digital economy, businesses need to develop, deploy, and scale new cloud native applications quickly and cost-effectively. In many cases these applications are data-centric in nature and have requirements for real-time or near real-time processing of data.

Building and running these applications requires both:

  • a modern distributed microservices-based application architecture
  • a fully flexible hybrid cloud and multi-cloud container platform

Lightbend being fully certified to run on Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform means that enterprises now have an end-to-end capability for enabling enterprises to run their businesses more effectively with cloud native applications.


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