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Reactive Streams is an initiative to provide a standard for asynchronous stream processing with non-blocking back pressure on the JVM.
Handling streams of data—especially “live” data whose volume is not predetermined—requires special care in an asynchronous system. The most prominent issue is that resource consumption needs to be carefully controlled such that a fast data source does not overwhelm the stream destination. Asynchrony is needed in order to enable the parallel use of computing resources, on collaborating network hosts or multiple CPU cores within a single machine
This presentation will use the new akka-streams project and Scala to demonstrate how streams with back pressure can be managed.
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