Lightbend Collaborates With IBM to Lead Scala, Reactive Programming, and Apache Spark …

Lightbend to Support IBM’s Mission of Training One Million Data Scientists as “Fast Data” Pushes Enterprise Requirements and Demand for Application Resilience SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 28, 2016) – Lightbend (formerly Typesafe), the company behind the Reactive Platform that includes Lagom, Play Framework, Akka, and Scala, today announced that it has been selected by IBM to lead Big Data University’s core curriculum in the areas of Scala, Reactive Programming and Apache Spark. IBM launched Big Data University in 2011 as an industry initiative to spread “big data literacy” to more than one million data scientists. The expansion to the curriculum brings new opportunities for developers seeking to master the latest technologies in Big Data (in a recent StackOverflow survey, Scala and Apache Spark were tied for first as the…


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