Webinar | Wednesday May 24th, 9:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM UTC

Five Early Challenges Of Building Streaming & Fast Data Applications

With Craig Blitz, Senior Product Director at Lightbend

Webinar | Wednesday May 24th, 9:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM UTC

Five Early Challenges Of Building Streaming & Fast Data Applications

With Craig Blitz, Senior Product Director at Lightbend and Hugh McKee, Global Solutions Architect at Lightbend, Inc.

There is a unification happening between data and microservice architectures: the demand for availability, scalability, and resilience is forcing Fast Data architectures to become like microservice architectures, while organizations building microservices find their data requirements are also evolving. At the center of it all is stream data processing, which is about more than just extracting information faster. It’s about embracing wholesale change in how organizations build data-centric applications.

Yet getting started with streaming and Fast Data systems provides a number of tough questions and challenges to enterprises, which we’ve encapsulated into 5 major categories:

    1. Choosing among streaming frameworks. How to select the right stream processing frameworks (e.g. Akka Streams, Spark, Flink, Kafka Streams) for different use cases?
    2. Integrating with application architecture. How to best integrate microservices with streaming data services?
    3. Operational challenges. What do you need to know about deploying, managing and monitoring our application clusters in the long term?
    4. Decreasing Costs. How can you minimize costs by keeping our infrastructure footprint small, while not trading off performance?
    5. Applying Machine Learning. How can you start using Machine Learning, Deep Learning and AI to your advantage?

In this webinar, Lightbend’s Senior Product Director, Craig Blitz will review the implications of these decisions, and give you a preview of what Lightbend is doing to make these choices more straightforward with our upcoming Fast Data Platform - an integrated platform that helps you build, deploy and run Fast Data and streaming applications easily and reliably. Reserve your seat today!

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About Presenter

Craig Blitz, Senior Product Director at Lightbend

Craig Blitz is Senior Product Director at Lightbend, where he heads Product Management for the Fast Data Platform (FDP). FDP enables customers to integrate streaming data services, machine learning, and microservices in a dynamically optimized infrastructure. Craig has over 30 years experience in enterprise software with such companies as Oracle, BEA Systems, Novell, and Bell Labs.

About Presenters

Craig Blitz, Senior Product Director at Lightbend

Craig Blitz is Senior Product Director at Lightbend, where he heads Product Management for the Fast Data Platform (FDP). FDP enables customers to integrate streaming data services, machine learning, and microservices in a dynamically optimized infrastructure. Craig has over 30 years experience in enterprise software with such companies as Oracle, BEA Systems, Novell, and Bell Labs.

Hugh McKee, Global Solutions Architect 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.

About Lightbend

Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) provides the leading Reactive application development platform for building distributed systems. Based on a message-driven runtime, these distributed systems, which include microservices and streaming fast data applications, can effortlessly scale on multi-core and cloud architectures. Many of the most admired brands around the globe are transforming their businesses with our platform, engaging billions of users every day through software that is changing the world. For more information on Lightbend, visit: lightbend.com