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Exploring the Thriving World of iGaming: Insights from ICE London 24

February 13, 2024

Last week marked my inaugural visit to ICE London 24, the esteemed global gaming expo. As I stepped into the expansive Excel expo centre, I anticipated witnessing a fraction of the space dedicated to ICE. However, I was immediately taken aback by the sheer scale of the event. The entire expo floor was abuzz with …

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DiffusionData: eGaming’s biggest tech challenges

October 25, 2023

The delivery frameworks we use today will evolve significantly over the next few years given the advances in AI, Machine Learning, social media and virtual reality. Martin Hand, Business Development Director EMEA at DiffusionData, explains how to get ahead with a focus on personalisation and multi-tenancy. The eGaming market is significantly growing year on year. …

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DiffusionData Releases Diffusion 6.10

September 12, 2023

SILICON VALLEY, CA, September 12, 2023 – DiffusionData, the pioneer and leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, today announced the release of Diffusion 6.10. The latest developer-centric enhancements to the framework aim to free up resource, speed and simplify development and reduce operational costs. Riaz Mohammed, CTO at DiffusionData, said: We spend a …

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Non-sticky request/response handlers

September 07, 2023

In addition to pub/sub, Diffusion has the ability to do request/response messaging. This is where a client sends in a message to a named endpoint (which looks a lot like a topic path, but is not part of the topic tree) and a previously registered handler processes the message and sends a response back to …

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The Diffusion metrics API

September 07, 2023

Getting information about how your system is running is crucial in most production environments. Diffusion has always been pretty good at providing lots of metrics, and allowing you to define your own in many cases through custom metric collectors. Accessing these metrics and getting the data into your own monitoring system is pretty straightforward too. …

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Conditional topic updates

September 07, 2023

Introduction In Diffusion 6.10, we have released an extension to the UpdateConstraint feature that allows you to update JSON topics only if part of the content matches a particular condition. Previously, the update would only take effect if the value matched exactly; now we can use comparison operations such as less-than and greater-than. This provides …

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Embracing Technology for a Sustainable Future: Combating Climate Change Together

August 23, 2023

In recent times, the world has witnessed the alarming impact of climate change through devastating heatwaves, rampant wildfires, and extreme temperatures across Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. With the intensifying influence of El Niño, the warming of oceans everywhere is a stark reminder of the urgent need to address this global crisis. While El …

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Revolutionizing Retail Trading Platforms with Diffusion Delta Stream

August 23, 2023

In today’s world, instant gratification has fueled a surge in interest and comfort among individuals looking to engage in retail trading and investing. With a plethora of trading platforms and a wide array of research and analytics data providers available, individuals now have the opportunity to trade in almost any market from anywhere across the …

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One more option to optimise cloud cost

July 27, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of cloud technology, the competition among top cloud service providers continues to drive down prices for storage and computation, delivering substantial cost advantages to businesses relying on cloud-based solutions. However, it is essential not to overlook a crucial aspect of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – data transfer costs.  For modern …

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Gartner on Event-Driven Architecture

July 27, 2023

In May 2023, the Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit took place in Las Vegas, featuring several presentations centered around event-driven architecture and its application in various use cases. Among the speakers was Yefim Natis, Gartner’s Distinguished VP Analyst, who delivered a captivating talk that not only delved into the architecture itself but also …

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What are WebSockets and how do they work?

March 23, 2023

WebSockets are a protocol that allows for real-time, two-way communication between a client and a server over a single, long-lived connection. WebSockets have gained popularity in recent years due to their ability to provide low-latency, real-time communication in web applications. In this article, we’ll explore what WebSockets are, how they work, and some common use …

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Is your sportsbook prepared for Cheltenham?

March 15, 2023

The world of sportsbooks is on an ever-increasing rise with records being set and broken regularly. Some sportsbooks have reported taking 50,000 bets per minute during the peak of the Superbowl. This year already looks set to break previously set records. Betsson has reported that last year was a very good year for them in …

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DiffusionData nominated for "Best Cloud Platform for Trading Applications" award

March 01, 2023

DiffusionData has been nominated for the “Best Cloud Platform for Trading applications” award at the TradingTech Insight Awards USA 2023. We have been selected by an independent advisory board in the USA and voting has now opened to pick the winners of each category! About the Awards: These annual awards recognise excellence in trading solutions …

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Market Data in the Cloud

January 18, 2023

By Riaz Mohammed, CTO DiffusionData   Overview and  basic concepts   Market data ecosystems are typically hosted on premise. Market Data Types: Pre-trade and Post-trade Market data. Containing Bid and Ask for various instruments – essential for trading. Market Data is used for real-time trading, risk analysis, analytics and more. Trading uses real-time Market data …

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Award winning year for DiffusionData

January 09, 2023

It is always wonderful when the industry recognises the product and the hardwork of the many who works behind the scenes. DiffusionData, leader in real time data streaming has  had an excellent 2022 in this regard winning 4  prestigious awards and numerous accolades for its Intelligent Data Platform. The wins included “Most innovative data-driven transformation …

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Diffusion For the Hyper Connected World

December 24, 2022

The latest news, views, and announcements By Riaz Mohammed, CTO DiffusionData Our world is getting more and more hyper-connected and there is no sign of any slowdown. Those who were resisting being digital, were forced during covid. As the world becomes increasingly comfortable with technology, we can safely say, almost everyone and most devices, are connected …

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Simplifying Real-time Data with Diffusion

December 20, 2022

The latest news, views, and announcements By Riaz Mohammed, CTO DiffusionData Today’s enterprises need access to real-time data and insights for operational efficiency and more importantly to be competitive. Businesses are focused on information management for distributed data sources such that they can provide best in class user experience to customers through frictionless access to …

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Will the FIFA World Cup be record-breaking for sportsbooks?

November 21, 2022

With the FIFA World Cup starting this week the world of sportsbooks looks set to break previously set records. Betsson has reported that due to the early start of the European football leagues they have recorded back-to-back best-ever quarters so far this year. The World Cup looks set to propel sportsbooks past previously set records. …

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Integration with Diffusion: The Gateway Framework

May 30, 2022

Release 6.8 of the Diffusion Intelligent Data Platform for real-time applications, supports a powerful new feature called the ‘Gateway Framework’. What is the Gateway Framework? For many years Diffusion has been a leading-edge technology product concentrating on the fast and efficient caching and delivery of data to diverse clients, such as web, mobile, IoT, etc. …

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Topic Views in Release 6.8 – Conditionals and Calculations

May 16, 2022

Release 6.8 of the Diffusion Intelligent Data Platform for real-time applications includes new additions to the popular data-wrangling feature called ‘topic views’. It is now possible to include conditional processing of JSON topic values, and also to perform calculations on numbers within the JSON and inject the results into the output values. What’s new in …

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How to write good APIs

March 03, 2022

See why the secret to writing a successful API is to model what the product does and not how the product works. …

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CDC (Change Data Capture) Adapter

November 22, 2021

Introduction CDC (Change Data Capture) is a process of identifying and tracking data change events in databases. CDC is an efficient mechanism to achieve reliable and scalable data replication across different systems. In the 6.7 release of Diffusion™, we have introduced a brand-new CDC adapter, which enables users to replicate data from databases into a …

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Session Trees - A New Feature for 6.7

October 18, 2021

Release 6.7 of Diffusion™ introduces a new and exciting feature called ‘session trees‘. Some History – Routing Topics (You can skip this section if you are not a current user of routing topics). Existing users of Diffusion may be familiar with ‘routing topics’. Routing topics have been a part of Diffusion for some time and …

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Using Diffusion with Docker Volumes

October 05, 2021

In our tutorial on Using Diffusion with Docker, we saw how to pull a Diffusion image, start the server, and use a Dockerfile to build your own image on top of Diffusion. In this tutorial, we will look at using Docker Volumes to enable custom configuration and persistence on your Diffusion server, without the need …

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Diffusion Adapter Management and Monitoring

August 12, 2021

With the 6.7 release of Diffusion™, all the included data adapters (the Kafka adapter, the JMS adapter, and the new CDC adapter) can be monitored and controlled from the Diffusion Management Console of the connected server, or any other server in the same cluster. Once started, each adapter is visible in the console ‘Network’ tab. …

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Sportsbook Demo: Now in MQTT Flavor

March 24, 2021

MQTT is a publish-subscribe messaging protocol commonly used to connect Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With the release of Diffusion 6.6, Diffusion supports clients connecting with MQTT 5.0. See the 6.6 manual for full details. A wide range of IoT devices can connect directly to Diffusion, send and receive data, interact with other Diffusion clients, …

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Extra Topic View Features in the Diffusion 6.6 Release

March 24, 2021

Diffusion™ 6.3 introduced topic views, a mechanism to produce virtual topics (known as reference topics) that take their values from other topics in the topic tree. In 6.4, we added topic view expansion, enabling a single source topic to be expanded to produce many derived reference topics. In Diffusion 6.5, the concepts of fan-out and …

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Fine-Grained Fan-out and Replication of Kafka Event Firehose Between Clusters

January 08, 2021

Fine-grained fan-out and replication of Kafka event firehose between clusters/sites. Introduction to Diffusion Real-Time Event Stream through a simple application using Diffusion Cloud and Apache Kafka. This simple project illustrates real-time replication and fan-out of foreign exchange (fx) event streams from Kafka cluster A to Kafka cluster B, through Diffusion Cloud instance via the use …

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Optimize MQTT performance with DIffusion®

January 04, 2021

MQTT is a publish-subscribe messaging protocol commonly used to connect Internet of Things (IoT) applications. A wide range of IoT devices can now connect directly to Diffusion, send and receive data, interact with other Diffusion clients, and benefit from Diffusion’s event data processing features and rich security framework. MQTT can also be used as a …

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Diffusion Now Supports MQTT

December 10, 2020

Support for the OASIS MQTT open standard protocol is the main feature added to Diffusion 6.6 Preview 2, the latest release of the Diffusion® Intelligent Event Data Platform. MQTT is a publish-subscribe messaging protocol commonly used to connect Internet of Things (IoT) applications. A wide range of IoT devices can now connect directly to Diffusion, …

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Extend Kafka Topic Modeling with Diffusion

November 24, 2020

Stream through an application using Diffusion Cloud and Apache Kafka during this walkthrough of projects that illustrate production and consumption of foreign exchange data. …

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New Kafka Adapter: Connect Diffusion 6.6 with Apache Kafka

November 17, 2020

Check out Diffusion 6.6 Preview 1. A beta version of the new Kafka adapter, it’s available for on-premise Diffusion and translates data between Diffusion topics and Apache Kafka events. …

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Time Series Topic Enhancements in Diffusion 6.6

November 17, 2020

For Diffusion 6.6, we are evolving the time series topic APIs to deliver a streamlined development experience. This post will summarize some of the improvements coming to 6.6. All these improvements are also available in Diffusion 6.6 Preview 1, so you can try them right now! Time series topics: a refresher Time series topics are …

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Merge Topic Data with Topic View Inserts in Diffusion 6.6

October 23, 2020

Diffusion™ 6.3 introduced topic views, a mechanism to produce virtual topics (known as reference topics) that refer to other topics in the topic tree for their value. In 6.4, we added topic view expansion, enabling a single source topic to be expanded to produce many derived reference topics. In Diffusion 6.5, the concepts of fan-out …

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How to build a Real-Time Messaging App using Diffusion

September 15, 2020

Real-Time Messaging Introduction to Diffusion Real-Time Messaging through a simple application using Diffusion Cloud. A set of simple projects, illustrating production and consumption of messages to and from a Diffusion Cloud instance. These JavaScript code examples enable users to interact in real-time across various rooms or topics. You can also use other programming languages from our SDKs, …

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Diffusion 6.5 Is Released: Build Distributed, Scalable Applications with Enterprise-Grade Access Control

July 15, 2020

We’re excited to announce that the latest update to the Diffusion™ Intelligent Data Mesh is now available, both for download and as a Diffusion Cloud service. Diffusion 6.5 is full of ground-breaking features that make it easier than ever to develop and maintain advanced real-time applications. We’ve been guided in our development by the real-world …

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Security Changes in Diffusion 6.5

July 10, 2020

Controlling access to data Diffusion™ excels at delivering real-time data, but it’s important to have control over exactly where your data gets delivered. In a typical deployment, your Diffusion server accepts connections over the Internet from multiple remote users and applications. For most applications, you trust some users more than others, so you need to …

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The Diffusion Management Console, Past and Present

July 10, 2020

The Diffusion Management Console has been a staple feature of Diffusion since 2015, allowing users to monitor and, more recently, configure their Diffusion server. It has undergone a lot of change since its inception. With the release of Diffusion 6.3 in May 2019, we began to focus on making the console a capable tool not …

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Remote Topic Views – Beyond Fan-out

July 09, 2020

Diffusion™ has long had the ability to replicate topics from an upstream (or primary) server to one or more secondary servers using the fan-out feature. Fan-out is configured on the secondary server, enabling selected topics to be replicated from the primary server to the secondary. As those topics update on the primary server, the updates …

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Introducing the Diffusion Cloud REST API

July 09, 2020

Publish and Request Real-Time Data for Tens of Thousands of App Users or Sensors Via Simple HTTP in the Programming Language of Your Choice   Diffusion Cloud is used successfully by customers around the world to send billions of real-time messages each month. One of the most common type of feature requests we receive is …

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More Cluster-Aware Features In Diffusion 6.4 and 6.5

May 14, 2020

When your application delivers real-time data, high availability is important. In production, you will probably want to take advantage of Diffusion™’s clustering capabilities. By clustering multiple Diffusion servers, you can add resilience to your application and keep your data flowing even through a hardware failure. What is cluster awareness? In earlier versions of Diffusion, not …

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Using Promises with the JavaScript Diffusion Client

March 06, 2020

Many functions in the JavaScript Diffusion client return a Result object. This object can be used to obtain the return values of asynchronously executed code. …

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New Topic View Features in 6.4

March 02, 2020

Diffusion 6.3 introduced topic views, a mechanism to produce virtual topics, that refer to other topics in the topic tree for their value. Topic views are an evolution and generalization of slave topics. A slave topic is derived from a single source topic in the topic tree. Sessions may subscribe to the slave without having …

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Expanded Feature Support In The Diffusion C Client

December 18, 2019

Diffusion 6.1 and 6.2 added many functions and capabilities to the Diffusion C client that were previously only available in other languages: Adding topics through topic specifications (added in 6.1) Support for string, int64, double and recordV2 topic types (added in 6.1) Value stream API support (added in 6.1) Enhanced topic update (added in 6.2) Request/response …

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Security and Session Properties Enhancements in Diffusion 6.2

December 06, 2019

Diffusion 6.2 introduces significant improvements to security features and the use of session properties. These include additional features for managing security roles and more control over the use of session properties in authentication and session filtering. Session properties are values assigned to every client session in the form of key/value pairs. There is a set …

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New Fetch API in Diffusion Release 6.2

November 27, 2019

Version 6.2 of the Diffusion Intelligent Data Platform introduces a major improvement in the form of the new fetch API. In Diffusion terms, ‘fetch’ refers to the operation that allows a client to request the current state of a topic or topics without subscribing to those topics. The new fetch API is a powerful interface …

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New Update API in Release 6.2

November 20, 2018

One of the key abilities in Diffusion is the ability to update the value of topics. Updating allows new values to be provided for topics. In Diffusion 6.2 a new update API has been introduced. This new API introduces new ways of coordinating multiple updaters, handling missing topics and a safer interface. There are five main changes …

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Diffusion 6.2 has been released

November 13, 2018

The latest update to the Diffusion™ Intelligent Data platform is now available. There are a number of exciting new features in Diffusion 6.2, allowing users to simplify development of multi-user and collaborative applications; control security policies with greater flexibility; fetch and stream large data sets; and apply data compression to all topic messages. New Platform …

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Introducing the New Diffusion 6.1 .NET Client Library

June 18, 2018

We introduced a new Diffusion .NET Client Library that shipped with Diffusion 6.1. The new version of the client library allows you to develop .NET Diffusion clients for Windows, macOS and Linux thanks to the .NET Standard 2.0. New library and NuGet package With Diffusion 6.1, we introduced a new .NET Client Library and NuGet …

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Diffusion 6.1 introduces powerful new features for dynamic topic management

April 27, 2018

In Push Technology’s ongoing effort to simplify data management, optimization, and integration for companies developing business critical applications, Diffusion 6.1 introduces a pair of powerful new features: automatic topic removal and topic ownership. Introduction Diffusion uses topics to deliver data to clients via a publish and subscribe interaction model. A Diffusion topic is an identified stream …

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Getting started with JSON & Binary in the JS client

April 17, 2017

With the release of Diffusion 5.7 two new topic types have been introduced; JSON & Binary. The former is especially useful for users of the JavaScript client, since JSON is the defacto standard for handling data in web-applications and enjoys native support in JS.  This article will go through some simple examples of using these new topic types, and …

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Reliable Reconnect

November 21, 2016

DiffusionTM communication is composed of discrete messages. Each client sends various types of message to its server, and separately receives messages from the server. There are messages that carry new values for subscribed topics; application messages sent using the messaging API; and service messages that implement API features. All Diffusion’s protocols assure message delivery while a client …

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Building the Usage Based Insurance App – pt 2

November 01, 2016

Following on from part 1 of this blog series, we’ll next look at how the demo is constructed, the Bluemix services we used, and how they interact with each other. As mentioned previously, there are several IBM services in use alongside our own Diffusion Cloud service –  IBM’s Tradeoff Analytics, IBM’s Streaming Analytics, and IBM’s Cloudant …

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Building on Value Streams

September 16, 2016

In DiffusionTM 5.7 we introduced data types, value streams, Binary topics and JSON topics. Together they streamline much of the work that previously would have required application code, but they still don’t do everything. Value streams are an enhanced version of topic streams that receive typed values instead of Content objects that might contain a delta to a value. …

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Meet the Diffusion C API

September 08, 2016

A recent release of Diffusion Cloud added C to the list of APIs we provide for users of our cloud service. We’re pretty excited about this and here’s why. C is one of the most versatile and enduring programming languages. It’s not hard to see why: it’s universally available, has no platform or vendor lock-in, it’s …

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Diffusion and Diffusion Cloud Security: System Authentication

August 11, 2016

This article is about the system authentication handler in Diffusion and Diffusion Cloud. It is part of a series of articles covering Diffusion and Diffusion Cloud security features. As usual, most of what you will read here applies equally to Diffusion and Diffusion Cloud. In the previous article, we saw how to control who can …

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Diffusion and Diffusion Cloud Security: Authentication Providers

August 04, 2016

This is the first in a series of articles covering security features first introduced in Diffusion 5.0, and extended in later releases. I’ll assume Diffusion 5.5 or later because of the declarative authorization features added in that release. Most of what you will read here also applies to Diffusion Cloud. The focus of this article …

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Why you Should Care About JSON Efficiency

July 19, 2016

We recently introduced some new functionality in our products to improve the efficiency of your applications when handling JSON – but we thought it would be useful to explain why it’s important, and why you care! JSON has opened many doors for developers, making it simpler for apps to exchange data over the web and …

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How to Integrate MongoDB with Diffusion Cloud

July 13, 2016

In this blog, we talk about integrating, Configuring MongoDB for replication with Diffusion Cloud. Read the article to learn more! …

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Application Architecture Calls for Reactive, Realtime Systems

July 12, 2016

Application architecture and integration requirements have undergone a sea of change over the past few years. The number of end-users, connected devices, and applications are increasing exponentially. All the while, enterprise data resources, systems of record and computing infrastructure are pushed out to an array of new cloud-based services that are connected – yet separated …

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Connection Cascading in the JavaScript Unified Client

July 06, 2016

In Diffusion 5.7, we added a polling (XHR) transport to the existing WebSocket transport. XHR is short for XMLHttpRequest which is an API provided by the browsers for a server and a client to exchange data. A new option, ‘transports’, that the JavaScript client can use to pass in a list of transports to connect to the server, for example: diffusion.connect({ transports …

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JSON and Binary Topics for Real-Time Messaging

June 27, 2016

In DiffusionTM 5.7 some new topic types have appeared, namely JSON and Binary. More generally these are referred to as the first examples of universal topics. In this article I will describe what these universal topics are and why they represent a huge step forward for Diffusion users. Everything discussed here also applies to Diffusion Cloud. …

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Real-Time Messaging Solution – Kafka vs Diffusion

June 01, 2016

Apache Kafka has grown in prominence since it was originally developed by LinkedIn back in 2011 and a number of notable companies are now using the solution including, Netflix, Spotify and Uber. Apache Kafka is described as a “high-throughput, distributed, publish-subscribe messaging system” and according to an article in datanami, “Open source projects like Kafka …

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Building Resilient Applications

April 22, 2016

Many of our objectives here at Push are intended to improve the stability and resilience for applications. An objective shared by the Reactive Manifesto: “[Resilient Apps remain] responsive in the face of failure. This applies not only to highly-available, mission critical systems — any system that is not resilient will be unresponsive after a failure. …

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