Akka Alternatives | Akka to ZIO Migration

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Akka Alternatives - Safe Migration from Akka to ZIO ebook

Partnership with Ziverge

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Scalac is in an official partnership with Ziverge & no. 1 partner ZIO consulting company

How we contributed to ZIO OSS

39

ZIO contributors

582

Pull requests to the ZIO ecosystem

44

ZIO projects with Scalac’s contribution

Why migrate from Akka to ZIO?

In September 2022, Lightbend announced the licensing change for the components of the Akka ecosystem. The change would end Akka on Apache 2 license, and with version 2.7.0, start on the Business Source License with a defined pricing scheme.

Only companies with a revenue over $25 mln will be required to pay for the license. These companies will have to analyze their situation and how Akka is critical for their operations and decide which way to go – migrating or buying the license. A similar assessment should be conducted by the companies that are under this limit but have a plan to reach it in the foreseeable future.

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unnecessary costs - for example $72,000 USD/year production lincense
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no accountability or input from existing contributors & companies using Akka
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decrease of community support
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possible hiring issues - lack of developers wanting to learn this technology

When to do the Akka to ZIO migration?

Akka, with the Apache 2.0 license, stops at version 2.6.9. You don’t have to switch as long as you are comfortable with running outdated Akka systems. That entails accepting the risks of missing security patches and new features and improvements for future versions. For most projects, it is essential to decide on the migration or buying the license without much delay after the 2.7.0 release. Scalac can help with both.

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Why hire an external company to do the migration?

The unique area of expertise that your in-house team has is your business domain. It’s very specific, usually non-repeatable knowledge. On the other hand technology upgrades and migrations are independent of the business knowledge and are repeatable processes. Therefore it is beneficial for your team to focus on bringing business value to the company while letting a specialized external team do the migration in a faster, cheaper, and less risky way.

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What does Scalac bring to the table?

Scalac has been building Akka systems since 2014. With over 100 engineers on board and multiple Lightbend Certified Reactive Architects has a lot of experience and appreciation for the technology. On the other hand, Scalac was involved with ZIO from the beginning (around 2019) and is now partnered with Ziverge to offer development and training using this new technology.

This experience allows Scalac to compose teams with the expertise needed to perform seamless migrations.

 

8 years of experience building Akka systems
over 100 developers
multiple Lightbend Certified Reactive Architects
39 ZIO contributors
experience in commercial ZIO projects

“Scalac has a selection of very talented professionals. Compared to other vendors we work with, the cost/skills ratio is excellent.”
KAMEL FOUDIL, HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT, BEXIO AG
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A Prelude of Purity: Scaling Back ZIO

ZPure offers the unique benefit of scaling back ZIO 2’s power without compromising on performance or losing useful features like type inference or high-quality ergonomics. If you’d like to learn more about the updates and news in the ZIO library from the ZIO World conference, go to Jaro’s presentation: ZIO SQL: Type-safe SQL for ZIO applications.

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In this video, you will find out why the principles of Scala should be applied everywhere.

Mat Gren, Head of Business at Scalac, and Zuka Kakabadze, CTO at Fugo talk about the business benefits of using functional programming and most importantly ZIO – Type-safe, composable asynchronous, and concurrent programming for Scala.

Fugo is a #startup that chose functional programming and ZIO to scale its #MVP. See what were the business reasons behind this decision. Also, find out why it’s a really great approach to thinking long-term. To think about Scalability from day one and build your scalable MVP in Scala.

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