November 22, 2022

VMblog 2022 Mega Series Video: Lightbend Explores Kalix: Tackling the Cloud to Edge Continuum

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Are you interested in learning more about topics like Cloud, Edge and Microservices? Here's your chance to do just that. The VMblog Mega Series is the perfect series for you! As part of the Mega Series, you'll hear from a number of industry experts and leaders across multiple topics like these to help you make important decisions within your own organization.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Jonas Bonér, CEO and Founder of Lightbend. Lightbend is leading the enterprise transformation toward real-time, cloud-native applications and setting the standard for cloud native architectures. Lightbend provides scalable, high-performance microservices frameworks and streaming engines for building data-centric systems that are optimized to run on cloud-native infrastructure.

Watch and learn as Bonér provides a quick overview of Lightbend and explains more about one of their solutions, Kalix. Find out what it is and does, and problems it solves. There are so many developer platforms in the market. So why should an organization use Kalix? What are the use cases for it? Listen as Bonér explores what makes Kalix unique, and how it provides long term sustainability of initiatives given economic instability and the skills gap issues. And also learn more about database-less and what that means.

Learn more about Lightbend at their Website:

And learn more about Kalix:


0:00​ - Intro
00:17​ - Welcome Jonas Bonér, CEO and Founder of Lightbend
00:32 - Overview of Lightbend
02:51 - What is Kalix? What does it do?
07:11 - Why choose Kalix? What problems are being solved by Kalix?
09:43​ - What are the use cases of Kalix?
12:17 - What is meant by database-less?
15:45 - What makes Kalix unique in the industry?
19:38 - How does Kalix provide long term sustainability?
25:30 - Wrap Up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 



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