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Akka Streams: Is it a Solution to Your Streaming Problems?

A few days earlier, in our project, we were using Spark streaming and initially, it worked like a charm. But as we were very close to completion of our use case, the unexpected occurred. Spark does have a lot of interesting features, but we had some more custom needs such as running a ton of varying jobs with different actors/flows. Also, we needed something which Continue Reading

Introduction to Akka Streams – Part 1

Akka Streams is a library that is used to process and transform a stream of data. In this blog, I’ll be discussing the components of Akka Streams. Akka Streams is an implementation of Reactive Streams and uses bounded buffer space, and this property is known as boundedness. To use Akka Streams, add the below dependency in your build.sbt:

Solr With Scala: Rest End Points with AKKA HTTP

Hello Folks, Today we will discuss about Solr, Scala with Akka-HTTP. We will create rest-endpoints and try to connect with Solr server with them. The basic idea behind using Akka-HTTP for creating Rest end points is modules implement a full server and client-side HTTP stack on top of akka-actor and akka-stream. We can customize these routes according to our use case. We will talk step Continue Reading

Getting Started with Actors [Akka in a Nutshell #2]

Hierarchical Structure Actors are objects which encapsulate state and behavior, they communicate by exchanging messages. We can consider an actor as a person. Like a software development team, actors form hierarchies. In a team there is a project manager who takes requirements from client and distributes it over to different team leads. Then those team leads further distribute the tasks to other team members.Team members Continue Reading

Power of Parallel Processing in Akka

If you have been following the Inphina blog and our work with Scala related technologies, you would have noticed a spurt in our blog feeds. The reason being that we have recently come out of a very successful massively scalable framework created with Akka. Inphina holds an active stake in the product and the details of the framework would follow once the embargo is over. Continue Reading

Akka Actors on Mac beating the S#!t Out of my Dell

Let me explain the scenario. We have n (tens, hundreds or thousands) of Akka actors listening to a queue on RabbitMQ server. So the scenario looks something like this AMQP.newConsumer(connection, ConsumerParameters("*", actor, Some(queueName), Some(exchangeParameters))) As you would notice, each of the actors gets a message from the Q and invokes a plugin to do the processing and returns the results back to the result Q. Continue Reading

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