Actors and microservices - Can Two Walk Together?

DevconTLV March 2016 Conference, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 15:40

The Actor Model is an alternative approach to writing concurrent software without the problems introduced by multithreaded concurrency.

“Virtual Actors” are a new development of the actor model, aimed for solving distributed concurrency issues, providing better productivity, and building cloud native scalable architecture.

With the recent trend of moving into microservices based architecture, there is some confusion about Actors, microservices, and how they fit together. 

This session will introduce Actors, Virtual Actors, and how they make distributed application programming a lot simpler. We will then explore the idea of building a microservices architecture on top of Actors, how they combine, and some of the lessons learnt at Gigya doing that.

Rotem Hermon

Rotem Hermon

VP Architecture

Gigya

Rotem Hermon is VP Architecture at Gigya, and has been building and designing back-end systems for a long time now.

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