Your Lightbend subscription includes enterprise capabilities that extend functionality beyond what’s available in the open source projects to help you successfully design, build and run your mission-critical systems using Lightbend Reactive Platform or Lightbend Fast Data Platform.

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Open Source

Open Source Core Development Platform
Scala programming language

Akka distributed systems runtime for Java and Scala

Play web framework for Java and Scala

Lagom microservices framework for Java and Scala

Apache Spark in-memory compute engine for Java and Scala

Apache Kafka durable data backplane

Apache Flink stream processing engine

Apache Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS)

Annual Subscription

Open Source Core Development Platform
Scala programming language

Akka distributed systems runtime for Java and Scala

Play web framework for Java and Scala

Lagom microservices framework for Java and Scala

Apache Spark in-memory compute engine for Java and Scala

Apache Kafka durable data backplane

Apache Flink stream processing engine

Apache Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS)

Unlimited development incidents

Direct access to engineers for unlimited advice

Access to how-to's, what if's, best practices

Ongoing knowledge transfer through private content and webinars

Access to beta programs

Application Management

Intelligent Monitoring

Enterprise Integrations

Advanced Tooling

Application Security

Unlimited production incidents

Guaranteed SLAs, business hours or 24/7

Long-term support for older versions, including break-fix and patches

Certified and validated integrations of core projects

Comprehensive warranty and indemnification

Job openings posted to Lightbend website and promoted in tweets and webinars

Annual subscription to the curated, integrated and fully-supported Lightbend Fast Data Platform

Annual subscription for engineer focused on accelerating developer adoption and issue resolution

3-month subscription with focused professional services

If you're interested in using the Lightbend Subscription during development, please contact us to explore your options.


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Lightbend Subscription

We are on this journey together and your success is our top priority. That’s why the Lightbend annual subscription includes Developer Support for timely resolution of development issues, access to engineering experts for unlimited Developer Assist, the commercial Enterprise Suite of advanced operational capabilities, including Scala application security, and world-class Production Support with defined SLAs.

So whether you’re building a Reactive Microservices application, a streaming Fast Data application or both, these key elements of the Lightbend Subscription mitigate your risk and ensure the successful launch and operation of your project by delivering amazing service and ongoing value throughout the entire lifecycle—from prototype to production.

Lightbend Developer Support

Whether you’re just getting started with Lightbend’s technology or you’re in the middle of a critical project, Lightbend Developer Support provides timely resolutions for all your development issues and keeps your development team humming.

Guaranteed response times. With a guaranteed response time, Lightbend Developer Support offers predictability on top of world-class support, so your teams are always productive.

Lightbend Developer Assist

Unlike other vendors that focus solely on break-fix support, Lightbend Developer Assist provides deep, personal interactions with our engineers and project committers to accelerate team learning and project success. No call centers. No redirects. No nonsense.

Direct access to experts. Because we don’t barricade our experts behind layers of escalation, your team receives direct access to the creators and committers of our amazing technology. The more advanced your team becomes, the more value they will likely find engaging with our experts.

Early development insight. It’s never too early to get advice about the optimal way to build your application. Rather than waiting for a blocker to arise, your team has unlimited access to explore how-to’s, what-if’s and best practice tips with our experts. By making smarter, faster, development decisions upfront, you can save a ton of time down the line.

Ongoing knowledge transfer. A single blocker can bring the momentum of your development to a screeching halt as your team scours public forums for insight and resolution. With Developer Assist you have the peace of mind knowing an extra set of eyes that is intimately familiar with the technology is available to provide the most reliable answer. Rather than terse responses, our experts take the time to provide the detailed context your team needs to keep learning and growing and most importantly, succeed with your project.

Lightbend Enterprise Suite

Building a distributed system is one thing. Managing it is quite another. The Lightbend Subscription includes an annual license for our commercial Enterprise Suite of advanced operational capabilities so you can manage your distributed systems with confidence.

Operational capabilities. Enterprise Suite includes operational capabilities that extend functionality beyond what’s available in the open source projects to manage, monitor and optimize a production-ready platform, ready to meet your mission-critical needs. Learn more about the Enterprise Suite’s operational capabilities here.

Advanced tooling for development. To accelerate development and simplify DevOps, the Enterprise Suite also includes a growing list of advanced tooling options, such as a sandbox for developers, an automated configuration checker, and a CD service integrated with Bintray.

Scala application security. To help you and your organization secure your Scala applications confidently, and early, in your SDLC, the Enterprise Suite includes the Fortify Scala Plugin. Every time you use it to scan your Scala code for vulnerabilities, you're assured of a high degree of accuracy and a superior level of performance since its the only SAST solution based on the official Scala compiler. To learn more or to gain access to this plugin as a current Lightbend subscriber, please contact us.

Lightbend Production Support

Lightbend provides timely resolutions to runtime issues through our support channels under a defined Service Level Agreement (SLA), ensuring runtime stability.

Guaranteed response times. Mitigating your risk with rapid resolutions to runtime issues is a top priority. You can choose either business hours or 24x7 support, whichever is best for your business.

Long-term support. An extended two-year support period for older versions of our projects includes backports of fixes to ensure the stability of your distributed systems.

Certified builds. To simplify development and mitigate risk in deployment we offer certified and validated integrations between our core projects–Lagom, Play Framework, Akka, and Scala—plus any additional components distributed in the Lightbend Reactive Platform.

Warranties and Indemnification

For businesses that want extra assurance, Lightbend provides a commercial license agreement in lieu of open source terms. The included comprehensive warranty and indemnification can significantly reduce risk by protecting your company against IP claims and other unforeseen liabilities.

Talent Acquisition

In this market, attracting top talent is paramount for most businesses. To help you build your dream team, we post your job openings on our website and then regularly tweet or promote during webinars to amplify your reach.

Fast Data Platform

The Fast Data add-on to the Lightbend subscription helps you leverage Lightbend’s deep real-world expertise in the form of a curated, integrated and fully-supported Lightbend Fast Data Platform.

Combined with other elements of the Subscription including Developer Support, Developer Assist, Enterprise Suite and Production Support, the Fast Data add-on adds value throughout your project lifecycle so you can successfully design, build and run your streaming Fast Data applications.

In the design phase, Lightbend delivers guided choices so you can pick the streaming components best suited for your project. In the build phase, the integrated platform, along with deep developer enablement help accelerate your developers’ velocity. In the run phase, intelligent monitoring and management assure your applications’ reliability at scale while delivering peace of mind with one-stop-support for all your application components.


Knowing that our mission-critical applications are supported by a world-class team at Lightbend gives us peace of mind.

Fidel Pérez
Manager of Web Applications Architecture
Norwegian Cruise Line

Embedded Lightbend Engineer

If your enterprise is an existing Lightbend Reactive Platform Subscriber looking to accelerate adoption, this add-on subscription is worth exploring.

Providing high connectivity between your team and the Lightbend Engineering team, an embedded engineer helps you accelerate adoption of the Lightbend Reactive Platform. At the same time, by liaising directly with your team and Lightbend’s Support team, an Embedded Lightbend Engineer drives speedy issue resolutions and accelerates your team’s productivity.

Proof of Concept/Proof of Value

If your enterprise is just beginning to explore the benefits of modernizing with Lightbend Reactive Platform, this 3-month subscription includes a focused professional services engagement to help you validate the value.

Together, we co-create your business case for adoption, engineer a feasibility solution against the trickiest aspect of your modernization initiative, and provide your developers with direct access to expert advice throughout the entire process.