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Sep, 2022

Connect Kafka to client devices at the edge

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Apache Kafka is a widely adopted event streaming solution. Thousands of companies use Kafka for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, and mission-critical applications.

Despite its strengths (low latency, scalability, durability, fault tolerance), it’s important to highlight that Kafka is not a proxy for millions of client devices.

So, the question is, how do you connect your Kafka pipeline to end-users at the network edge in realtime?

Ably is a serverless WebSocket platform designed for realtime pub/sub messaging at the edge. Ably is often used as middleware for sending mission-critical Kafka data to millions of web, mobile, and IoT devices, via a fault-tolerant, autoscaling global edge network.

Download our whitepaper and learn how you can use Kafka + Ably to create live and collaborative experiences for end-users such as chat, realtime banking functionality, live dashboards, and more.

Ably is awesome. It was a life-saver for me. Not only was it the only HIPAA-compliant realtime solution capable of integrating with Kafka streams and giving us the performance guarantees we need, but the set-up was just incredibly straightforward. It instantly transformed the value of the dashboard for our customers.

Andrew Hanisch
System Architect, Experity