Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: William Schmarzo, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

Typesafe Puts Big Data to Work in Reactive Applications

Introduces "Reactive Application Development With Spark" Workshop

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/14 -- Typesafe, provider of the world's leading Reactive platform and the company behind Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced new initiatives to accelerate developer productivity in Reactive application development leveraging the power of Spark, the Big Data event-streaming (real-time) compute engine.

Typesafe is launching training and workshops for developers who want to apply Spark in creating Reactive Big Data applications.

"We're excited to be working with Typesafe as the leading experts in Scala and Akka, key technologies powering Spark," said Matei Zaharia, CTO at Databricks. "They enjoy a strong reputation within the developer community and understand how to build applications in the context of Big Data. Their expertise, developer roots and experience with Big Data are a combination that is critical to fostering the development of successful third party applications."

Apache Spark, developed originally at UC Berkeley's AMPLabs and written in Scala and leveraging Akka, provides a flexible infrastructure for in-memory, cluster computing that supports a wide range of applications, including machine learning, graph algorithms, batch-mode (offline) analytics and Reactive, event-driven systems.

"At Typesafe, we are continually evolving our content and programs to help developers build Reactive applications on the JVM," said Jonas Bonér, CTO and co-founder of Typesafe. "We have a vibrant developer ecosystem that has been asking for best practices on how to leverage Big Data technologies. We believe our users will find tremendous value in this new Spark offering."

Companies across all industries have been turning to Typesafe to build Reactive applications, of which Big Data is a core component.

After completely overhauling its existing client side architecture with the Typesafe Reactive Platform [read the case study], Tomax recently tapped Typesafe for advice on how best to introduce the power of Spark into their POS and in-store computing system that services more than 100 retail chains with more than 25,000 storefronts, and millions of customers and store associates.

"We partnered with Typesafe to transform our application platform into something modular and Reactive that could allow us to innovate more quickly," said Kathryn Murphy, vice president of product management at Tomax. "Now, their expert advice has helped us arrive at a strategy for balancing the needs for real-time queries, complex reporting, and retailer accessibility in our Reactive retail system to help us improve performance while maintaining service level agreements within our operating budget."

Additional Resources:
-- Register here for an onsite Spark workshop
-- Download Typesafe White Paper on Reactive Big Data
-- Download Spark Templates for Activator

About Typesafe
Typesafe (Twitter: @Typesafe) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Typesafe Reactive Platform, you can create modern, event-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures. Typesafe Activator, a browser-based tool with reusable templates, makes it easy to get started with Play Framework, Akka and Scala. Backed by Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Juniper Networks, Typesafe is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Switzerland and Sweden. To start building Reactive applications today, download Typesafe Activator!

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

CloudEXPO Stories
Industry after industry is under siege as companies embrace digital transformation (DX) to disrupt existing business models and disintermediate their competitor’s customer relationships. But what do we mean by “Digital Transformation”? The coupling of granular, real-time data (e.g., smartphones, connected devices, smart appliances, wearables, mobile commerce, video surveillance) with modern technologies (e.g., cloud native apps, big data architectures, hyper-converged technologies, artificial intelligence, blockchain) to enhance products, processes, and business-decision making with customer, product and operational insights.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes.
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
OpsRamp is an enterprise IT operation platform provided by US-based OpsRamp, Inc. It provides SaaS services through support for increasingly complex cloud and hybrid computing environments from system operation to service management. The OpsRamp platform is a SaaS-based, multi-tenant solution that enables enterprise IT organizations and cloud service providers like JBS the flexibility and control they need to manage and monitor today's hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure, applications, and workloads, including Microsoft Azure. We are excited to partner with JBS and look forward to a long and successful relationship.
The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) provides a comprehensive framework of theory and practice in the emerging field of AI. The program delivers the foundational knowledge needed to explore both key contextual areas and complex technical applications of AI systems. Curriculum incorporates elements of data science, robotics, and machine learning-enabling you to pursue a holistic and interdisciplinary course of study while preparing for a position in AI research, operations, software or hardware development, or doctoral degree in a sector poised for explosive growth.