An Akka and a Kubernetes expert walk into a bar. They order drinks and try to figure out which technology is better for building distributed applications. Does Akka Cluster have a place in the age of Kubernetes? Does Kubernetes bring any value to those who are building applications using Akka? This talk summarises our research into answering those questions.
Akka Cluster is a mature choice to achieve full elasticity for your distributed JVM services, but it was built in the era of VM deployments. The Kubernetes orchestrator is powering in with bags of zeitgeist and a growing set of features - think resilience or custom scaling metrics - that ultimately overlap with Akka Cluster's. This talk explores integration patterns between the two. Friends or foes?
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Container Solutions, Senior Consultant
After long years of building software and throwing it over the wall, I dived into Cloud Native to break that wall down for good. Now I'm spreading the word about Kubernetes, Continuous Delivery and Docker to all who are willing to listen. I mainly do this in my job as a Cloud Native Consultant at Container Solutions.
Fabway, software developer
Fabio is a software engineer, conference speaker, and community leader based in Amsterdam. While building his own start-up, he fell in love with Akka, Scala, and Reactive systems, so much so that he founded the 2000-member strong Reactive Amsterdam meetup group. When not in front of a screen, he enjoys long distance bike rides and fingerpicking his guitar