After several years of java enterprise development and also several years of developing automotive systems, it is nice to see that both categories are coming closer and closer using a similar architecture

For handling a large amount of micro services, the classical 3-tier architecture is not enough anymore.  Instead messaging is needed for connecting the little „actors“ (a little  data package with some business code and a post box for message exchange).

to tackle this new challenge the idea of the reactive manifest was born:

http://www.reactivemanifesto.org

The main driver comes from the scala community with the nice aka framework. The type safe company delivers a lot of information:

http://www.lightbend.com/