About This Webinar
Audience: Architects, Developers
Technical level: Introductory
The Serverless experience is revolutionary and will grow to dominate the future of cloud computing. Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) is, however—with its ephemeral, stateless, and short-lived functions—is only the first step.
FaaS is great for processing intensive, parallelizable workloads, moving data from A to B providing enrichment and transformation along the way. But it is quite limited and constrained in what use-cases it addresses well, which makes it very hard/inefficient to implement general-purpose application development and distributed systems protocols.
In this webinar by Jonas Bonér, creator of Akka and CTO/Co-Founder of Lightbend, we take a look at how to model, manage, and scale stateful services while preserving responsiveness by designing for resilience and elasticity. We’ll specifically review:
- What we need: a next-generation Serverless platform and programming model for general-purpose application development—e.g. Fast Data, Reactive Microservices, Streaming Pipelines, ML, etc.
- What is missing: support for long-lived virtual stateful services, a way to manage distributed state in a scalable and available fashion, ways to physically co-locate data and processing, and options for choosing the right data consistency model for the job.
- How to do it: the challenges, requirements, and a proposed solution implementing Stateful Serverless with Knative, gRPC, and Akka.