Modernization:
 The End Of Heavyweight Era

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Modernization:
 The End Of Heavyweight Era

Why The Actor Model Matters for Cloud Infrastructure

By Lightbend

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About This White Paper

In a world where business models face constant disruption, digital business imperatives are driving architects and technology leaders to embrace modernization to remain competitive. However, traditional application monoliths running on Java EE middleware were not designed with development agility and cloud elasticity in mind, making them an ill-suited solution for today’s needs.

This report helps architects and technology leaders understand the business impact of modernizing with the actor model to build Reactive systems--systems that are purpose-built for the modern era of multicore cloud computing.

Download the PDF in order to learn more about why Java EE middleware is the wrong approach for today’s cloud-based infrastructures:

  • Why Java middleware is a modernization mismatch that leads to low development velocity and infrequent releases, gives teams headaches when trying to scale, increases cloud expenses, and doesn’t natively support any streaming or Fast Data applications
  • How shifting towards actor-based Reactive systems using the principles behind the Reactive Manifesto, Domain Driven Design (DDD), and utilizing actors for native distribution, concurrency, supervision, and resilience, will help you prioritize resilience before thinking about elastic scaling in the cloud.
  • The benefits of modernizing with the Actor Model, including enhancing customer engagement with data-driven insights, unleashing innovation to protect or capture markets, improving agility and time to value, reducing compute costs while scaling elastically, and increasing developer happiness and productivity.

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About Author

Lightbend

Jonas Bonér is a co-founder of Lightbend and creator of the Akka event-driven middleware project. Previously he was a core technical contributor at Terracotta, working on core JVM-level clustering technology, and at BEA, as part of the JRockit JVM team. Jonas has also been an active contributor to open source projects including the AspectWerkz Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) framework and the Eclipse AspectJ project. He is an amateur Jazz musician, passionate skier and holds a Bachelors of Science from Mid Sweden University.

About Authors

Lightbend

Jonas Bonér is a co-founder of Lightbend and creator of the Akka event-driven middleware project. Previously he was a core technical contributor at Terracotta, working on core JVM-level clustering technology, and at BEA, as part of the JRockit JVM team. Jonas has also been an active contributor to open source projects including the AspectWerkz Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) framework and the Eclipse AspectJ project. He is an amateur Jazz musician, passionate skier and holds a Bachelors of Science from Mid Sweden University.

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