Build powerful reactive, concurrent, and distributed applications more easily

Akka is a toolkit for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications for Java and Scala

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Akka is the implementation of the Actor Model on the JVM.

  • cluster

    Simpler Concurrent & Distributed Systems

    Actors and Streams let you build systems that scale up, using the resources of a server more efficiently, and out, using multiple servers.

  • resilience

    Resilient by Design

    Building on the principles of The Reactive Manifesto Akka allows you to write systems that self-heal and stay responsive in the face of failures.

  • speed

    High Performance

    Up to 50 million msg/sec on a single machine. Small memory footprint; ~2.5 million actors per GB of heap.

  • cloud

    Elastic & Decentralized

    Distributed systems without single points of failure. Load balancing and adaptive routing across nodes. Event Sourcing and CQRS with Cluster Sharding. Distributed Data for eventual consistency using CRDTs.

  • streams

    Reactive Streaming Data

    Asynchronous non-blocking stream processing with backpressure. Fully async and streaming HTTP server and client provides a great platform for building microservices. Streaming integrations with Alpakka.

Proven in production

Organizations with extreme requirements rely on Akka and other Lightbend technologies. Read about their experiences in our case studies and learn more about how Lightbend can contribute to success with its commercial offerings.

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