Tuesday, April 30, 2024

šŸ”„Introducing Lightstreamer Kafka Connector!

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the Lightstreamer family: the Lightstreamer Kafka Connector, now available to you at no additional cost!

As many of you are aware, the Apache Kafka® platform is the industry standard for distributed event streaming, used by 80% of Fortune 100 companies. It excels in creating high-performance data pipelines, for streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications, handling vast volumes of data with unmatched throughput and reliability.

However, Kafka faces challenges in the "last mile" of data delivery—direct streaming to end-users, especially through firewalls and proxies, traversing unreliable networks, and scaling to large numbers of concurrent connections. Essentially, Kafka was not built with the public internet in mind.

Enter the Lightstreamer Kafka Connector. This tool bridges the gap, merging Lightstreamer's legendary streaming capabilities with Kafka’s robust infrastructure, delivering a seamless solution in perfect synergy. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Intelligent Streaming & Adaptive Throttling: Optimize the data flow with smart bandwidth management, automatic data conflation, and delta delivery.
  • Massive Scalability: Connect millions of clients without compromising performance.
  • Firewall & Proxy Traversal: Deliver real-time data to clients anywhere, overcoming network barriers.
  • Comprehensive Client API Support: Includes fully supported SDKs for web, Android, iOS, Python, Java, Flutter, .NET, Node.js, and more!
  • Extensive Broker Compatibility: Compatible with leading brokers such as Apache Kafka, Confluent Platform, Confluent Cloud, Amazon MSK, Redpanda, Aiven, and others.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Haxe and Statecharts: The Evolution of Lightstreamer SDKs

In the digital age, where information moves faster than ever, real-time data streaming has become a cornerstone of modern software development. From financial markets to social media feeds, the demand for live, up-to-the-second data is ubiquitous. Enter Lightstreamer: a robust server engineered to meet this demand by delivering real-time data to any Internet-connected device, anywhere in the world. Lightstreamer excels in situations that require the rapid transmission of live data, such as trading platforms, multiplayer games, and live broadcasting services, making it an invaluable tool for developers across a spectrum of industries.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Enabling Real-Time Data Streaming on Apple Vision Pro with Lightstreamer for visionOS

The landscape of spatial computing is advancing with significant strides, and at the forefront is Apple’s Vision Pro headset, a remarkable innovation powered by the newly introduced visionOS. This operating system, revealed at WWDC 2023, is Apple's latest venture into the realm of augmented and virtual reality, bringing a new level of immersion and interactivity to the user experience.