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Company Overview of Lightbend, Inc.

Company Overview

Lightbend, Inc. provides a reactive application development platform that enables developers to build high-performance applications. It offers ConductR, which automates cluster startup sequence, gossips across cluster to discover services, rolls out new application versions, and employs a decentralized peer-to-peer resilient architecture; Lagom, an opinionated developer framework for building micro services and decomposing monoliths decisively; application monitoring solutions; and Apache Spark, a Scala-based general computation engine for large-scale data processing. The company also provides expert support, training, and consulting services. It serves customers in online-services, Internet...

625 Market Street

10th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Lightbend, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Architect
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Managing Director of EMEA Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Lightbend, Inc. Key Developments

IBM and Lightbend Build Integrated Platform for Cognitive Development

IBM announced a collaborative development initiative with Lightbend to help advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive solutions in the enterprise. The resulting joint solutions will be designed to provide a complete toolchain for Java and Scala developers to easily build and deploy AI and cognitive applications in both on-premise and cloud environments. Developers are turning to Scala for their most complex use cases due its ability to handle streaming data and massive scale. Scala is the language of cognitive development. Modern frameworks such as Spark, Kafka and Akka are written in Scala. The confluence of data volume and the introduction of cognitive/AI technologies is increasing both opportunity and complexity for developers building enterprise applications in the new era of cognitive computing. Lightbend's popular Reactive Platform is powered by an open source core and brings developers important capabilities across reactive programming, data and microservices. IBM will integrate these capabilities across its cloud platform and portfolio of cloud services, including data analytics, cognitive and machine learning, and collaborative data science tools, which will be designed to extend new capabilities to Java and Scala communities. Developers across enterprises and startups will be able to take advantage of the latest cognitive and AI technologies and to leverage existing WebSphere investments. The strategic collaboration between IBM and Lightbend will create new code, tools and documentation that will be designed to help developers build Java- and Scala-based applications on the Lightbend Reactive Platform. It is anticipated to integrate WebSphere and key offerings across IBM Cloud, including app management services, the Watson Data Platform and the more than 150 services across cognitive intelligence, data analytics, Internet of Things, security, DevOps, and blockchain available to developers through the IBM Cloud. IBM and Lightbend have a history of collaboration but this strategic investment and relationship will allow enterprise developers to both reap the benefits of the Lightbend Reactive Platform while integrating IBM's cognitive development tools, resources and support.

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On February 23, 2016, Typesafe, Inc. changed its name to Lightbend.

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