Comparing Ably

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What our customers say about Ably

  • We run thousands of services with 100s of daily deploys by autonomous teams. Ably’s infrastructure layer supports this agile SoA environment. And the team provide responsive, collaborative support that help us meet our technical, business, and product development requirements.

    Max Freiert

    Product Group Lead / HubSpot
  • Ably’s support during the initial, high-risk stages is really what let us bring this product to market as quickly as we did. Working with Ably felt as if we were part of the same company, navigating unknowns and collaborating on product improvements together. Ably’s technology and customer service allowed us to rest assured that having hundreds of thousands of users for a brand new product - right at the initial stages - did not constitute a business risk.

    Mehmet Burak Arığ

    Product Manager / Onedio
  • In a high-stakes, highly competitive industry, VITAC sought a provider that could operate realtime infrastructure for transporting live data to end-users via a complex, multi-hop process. In media accessibility environments - where there’s zero margin for error - Ably’s infrastructure performs and exceeds expectations.

    Joe Antonio

    Chief Information Officer / VITAC
  • I haven’t even had to think of Ably since we got set up. That’s exactly what I want from my realtime service: to just know it will work.

    Matthew Hall

    Chief Technical Officer / SpringboardVR
  • You miss so much by not using a platform like Ably. When you need to implement a new feature, the capabilities are there, ready to go. Or when you need to scale, the capacity is seamlessly available. There’s no need to even think about these things. Building on Ably was the only logical choice because we managed to bypass a hefty DevOps debt and rapidly ship our new streaming capabilities while keeping our architecture as simple and reliable as possible.

    Pato Echagüe

    Chief Technical Officer / Split
  • We set out to solve a difficult problem, one that the big global logistics companies have spent millions overcoming. Ably has played an important role, not just in allowing us to do that, but in allowing us to make the solution customer-centric. Realtime will always be crucial to that, and Ably delivers in every way – integrity, immediacy, reliability and support – so we can focus our effort on constantly innovating our core platform to better meet the needs of last mile delivery.

    Justin Bériot

    Chief Technical Officer / Urbantz
  • Ably was a game-changer for us. It is so easy to implement and use. There is no need to spend time managing it, which absolutely fits with our managed services roadmap. So, it saved us some serious development time and money and the performance is just astonishing. I never have to log into the dashboard to deal with issues any more and our customers absolutely love the realtime aspect. I have only praise for Ably. It’s awesome.

    Andrew Hanisch

    System Architect / Experity