IBM proves commitment to Java and Scala communities

IBM proves commitment to Java and Scala communities

By | July 10th, 2017
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IBM is announcing a collaborative development initiative with Lightbend, a

creator of the Reactive Application Development Platform, 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.


Nisheeth Bhakuni