Webinar | Thursday, October 8, 9:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM UTC

Putting the 'I' in IoT - Building Digital Twins with Akka Microservices

With Hugh McKee, Solutions Architect and Developer Advocate, Lightbend

Webinar | Thursday, October 8, 9:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM UTC

Putting the 'I' in IoT - Building Digital Twins with Akka Microservices

Hugh McKee, Solutions Architect and Developer Advocate, Lightbend

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Audience: Developers, Architect

Technical level: Introductory

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For most IoT users, the physical device is only part of the story — a digital twin (a.k.a. virtual companion) for each device is usually needed. Imagine a smart home smoke detector that beeps loudly but fails to notify residents or authorities on a mobile device because of a system error. That’s just IoT without the “I”.

In this webinar with Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate for Akka Platform, we’ll look at “What on Earth”, a demo exploring how Akka Microservices serves as an ideal solution for high-scale digital twinning for IoT. What we’ll cover in this presentation:

  • Demo IoT App: “Where on Earth”, a deceptively simple demo that can launch thousands to millions of simulated IoT devices using Akka Actors, which are used to represent the current state of each device and process telemetry messages. Then we’ll scale it up!
  • Design Concepts: How CQRS and Event Sourcing is employed, using Akka Projections to take data from an event log and project it onto a map as simulated IoT digital twins–a multi-step operation conducted between two microservices–at a rate of thousands devices per second on minimal infrastructure.
  • Code Review: A deeper look at some code and how these two Akka microservices utilize different parts of the Akka toolkit, including Akka Cluster (and cluster singletons), Akka Persistence, Akka gRPC, Akka HTTP, and Akka Projections.

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ABOUT PRESENTER

Hugh McKee, Solutions Architect and Developer Advocate, Lightbend

Hugh is a solutions architect at Lightbend. He’s had a long career building applications that evolved slowly, that inefficiently utilized their infrastructure, and that were brittle and prone to failure. That all changed when he started building reactive, asynchronous, actor-based systems. This radically new way of building applications rocked his world. As an added benefit, building application systems became way more fun that it had ever been. Now he is focused on helping others to discover the significant advantages and joys of building responsive, resilient, elastic, message-based applications.

ABOUT PRESENTERS

Hugh McKee, Solutions Architect and Developer Advocate, Lightbend

Hugh is a solutions architect at Lightbend. He’s had a long career building applications that evolved slowly, that inefficiently utilized their infrastructure, and that were brittle and prone to failure. That all changed when he started building reactive, asynchronous, actor-based systems. This radically new way of building applications rocked his world. As an added benefit, building application systems became way more fun that it had ever been. Now he is focused on helping others to discover the significant advantages and joys of building responsive, resilient, elastic, message-based applications.





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Lightbend (@Lightbend) is leading the enterprise transformation toward real-time, cloud-native applications. Lightbend provides scalable, high-performance microservices frameworks and streaming engines for building data-centric systems that are optimized to run on cloud-native infrastructure like Kubernetes. The most admired brands around the globe are transforming their businesses with Lightbend, engaging billions of users every day through software that is changing the world. For more information, visit www.lightbend.com