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Akka/Scala example source code file (why-akka.rst)

This example Akka source code file (why-akka.rst) is included in my "Source Code Warehouse" project. The intent of this project is to help you more easily find Akka and Scala source code examples by using tags.

All credit for the original source code belongs to; I'm just trying to make examples easier to find. (For my Scala work, see my Scala examples and tutorials.)

Akka tags/keywords

akka, betting, care, concurrency, investment, merchant, retail, scale, supervisors, the, what, you

The why-akka.rst Akka example source code

Why Akka?

What features can the Akka platform offer, over the competition?

Akka provides scalable real-time transaction processing.

Akka is an unified runtime and programming model for:

- Scale up (Concurrency)
- Scale out (Remoting)
- Fault tolerance

One thing to learn and admin, with high cohesion and coherent semantics.

Akka is a very scalable piece of software, not only in the context of performance
but also in the size of applications it is useful for. The core of Akka, akka-actor,
is very small and easily dropped into an existing project where you need
asynchronicity and lockless concurrency without hassle.

You can choose to include only the parts of akka you need in your application
and then there's the whole package, the Akka Microkernel, which is a standalone
container to deploy your Akka application in. With CPUs growing more and more
cores every cycle, Akka is the alternative that provides outstanding performance
even if you're only running it on one machine. Akka also supplies a wide array
of concurrency-paradigms, allowing users to choose the right tool for the

What's a good use-case for Akka?

We see Akka being adopted by many large organizations in a big range of industries:

- Investment and Merchant Banking
- Retail
- Social Media
- Simulation
- Gaming and Betting
- Automobile and Traffic Systems
- Health Care
- Data Analytics

and much more. Any system with the need for high-throughput and low latency
is a good candidate for using Akka.

Actors let you manage service failures (Supervisors), load management (back-off
strategies, timeouts and processing-isolation), as well as both horizontal and
vertical scalability (add more cores and/or add more machines).

Here's what some of the Akka users have to say about how they are using Akka:

All this in the ApacheV2-licensed open source project.

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