Nolan Grace

Nolan Grace is a Senior Solution Architect at Lightbend who splits his time between helping customers build reactive software and traveling the world tasting food and wine. Nolan is both a certified sommelier as well as a reactive architect. Recently Nolan has been spending most of his time working on and evangelizing Lightbend’s new open source project cloudflow. If you have any restaurant recommendations or if want to talk about distributed systems Nolan would love to chat.

"Cloudflow: Spark, Flink, and Akka Working together on Kubernetes"
monday, 9/21 from 2:15Pm - 3:15pm

Streaming is a huge part of building modern software. The industry is littered with tips, tools, frameworks, and engines designed to help developers solve steaming problems but when push comes there is no one silver bullet.  Streaming problems require a variety of tools working together to deliver high-quality solutions.  Cloudflow is an open-source project from Lightbend designed to make it simple for developers to use the right tool for the job when building streaming applications.  Cloudflow makes it simple to use the best features of Spark, Flink, Akka, and Kafka together running on top of Kubernetes.  
In this session we will dive into the concepts behind cloudflow and what makes it a unique streaming framework.  We will look  at a cloudflow application, write code, and deploy a complex streaming application live.  By the end of the session you will understand how cloudflow helps developers build higher quality streaming applications, with fewer lines of code, and much less frustration.