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Akka and Kubernetes: A Symbiotic Love Story

With Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, Inc.

Audience: Developers, Architects

Technical level: Introductory

As far as symbiotic love stories go, it doesn’t get much better than Kubernetes and Akka. Namely, one of Akka’s best features: Akka Cluster, which allows you to build distributed applications with services that span multiple nodes, without worrying about concurrency, communication, and so on.

Even since its initial release in 2013, Akka Cluster has searched for a node management system to handle Akka nodes and to provide a resilient and elastic infrastructure platform. Now, with Kubernetes, Akka can finally engage in the mutually beneficial relationship it’s been waiting for.

In this webinar by Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, we take a look at how Akka and Kubernetes enjoy a symbiotic relationship, using live “crop circle” visuals to help. We’ll specifically review:

  • How Akka Cluster gracefully handles nodes leaving and joining a running cluster while continuing to run without interruption to service.
  • How Kubernetes adds and removes nodes as needed to adjust capacity or to recover from failures.
  • How both work together using a live representation of a microservice deployed across multiple nodes to demonstrate scalability, resilience, and message handling.


WEBINAR REPLAY 

Akka and Kubernetes: A Symbiotic Love Story

With Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, Inc. and

Audience: Developers, Architects

Technical level: Introductory

As far as symbiotic love stories go, it doesn’t get much better than Kubernetes and Akka. Namely, one of Akka’s best features: Akka Cluster, which allows you to build distributed applications with services that span multiple nodes, without worrying about concurrency, communication, and so on.

Even since its initial release in 2013, Akka Cluster has searched for a node management system to handle Akka nodes and to provide a resilient and elastic infrastructure platform. Now, with Kubernetes, Akka can finally engage in the mutually beneficial relationship it’s been waiting for.

In this webinar by Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, we take a look at how Akka and Kubernetes enjoy a symbiotic relationship, using live “crop circle” visuals to help. We’ll specifically review:

  • How Akka Cluster gracefully handles nodes leaving and joining a running cluster while continuing to run without interruption to service.
  • How Kubernetes adds and removes nodes as needed to adjust capacity or to recover from failures.
  • How both work together using a live representation of a microservice deployed across multiple nodes to demonstrate scalability, resilience, and message handling.




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Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, Inc.

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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Hugh McKee, Developer Advocate at Lightbend, Inc.

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 Platform provides scalable, high-performance microservices frameworks and streaming engines for building data-centric systems that are optimized to run on cloud-native infrastructure. 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 lightbend.com.