Findings Show "Fast Data" and Cloud as Major Catalysts Replacing Legacy Java EE Application Servers With Microservices and Containers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2016) - Lightbend (formerly Typesafe), the company behind the Reactive Platform that includes the Akka, Play and Lagom Frameworks as well as the Scala programming language, today announced the results of a new survey of 2,151 Java Virtual Machine (JVM) developers and IT professionals. The survey -- conducted in summer 2016 -- was launched to discover: correlations between development trends and IT infrastructure trends, how organizations at the forefront of digital transformation are modernizing their applications, and real production usage break-downs of today's most buzzed about emerging developer technologies.
Among other key findings, the survey found that:
"Developers and Datacenter Operators are pursuing similar concepts in parallel today," said Mark Brewer, CEO of Lightbend. "While the Reactive movement encapsulates the sort of flexibility and resilience that the modern application is required to achieve, actually running these applications in production is pushing operations to become more elastic and lighter weight as well. Fast Data and Cloud flexibility are two trends that are driving this renaissance in converging Dev and Ops and driving new patterns into application architecture."
The full survey captures both Java and Scala adoption patterns around:
Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) provides the leading Reactive application development platform for building distributed applications and modernizing aging infrastructures. Using microservices and fast data on a message-driven runtime, enterprise applications scale effortlessly on cloud computing 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.