Ably for EdTech

Create interactive experiences that students expect and teachers can rely on

Engage students with digital classrooms and interactive learning experiences in a world where education is rapidly shifting to digital-first.

Keep students engaged, help teachers deliver effective learning programs, and empower schools with safe digital spaces

Chat 1:1 and group chat where students and teachers can see who’s online
Multi-user spaces
Multi-user spaces Build virtual classrooms with interactive whiteboards and webcasts
Gamification Create team-based or solo quizzes and games with realtime results and leaderboards
Device management
Device management Manage and filter devices and online content to keep students focused and secure

MobyMax provides targeted e-learning tools to fix learning gaps.

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The complete realtime data synchronization stack for any EdTech requirement

Pub/Sub messaging

Publish messages to millions of subscribers over channels that support multiplexing.

Device & user presence

Know when devices or users are online by subscribing to presence events.

Message history

Retrieve past messages up to 72 hours in the past. Useful for chat or live feeds.

Stream resume

On disconnect we keep state and retry connection every 15 seconds for two minutes.

Message ordering

Ably guarantees all messages are delivered in the same order as originally published.

Flexible security

Authenticate clients directly using API keys or use secure Ably or JWT tokens for users.


Ably supports pub/sub over WebSockets, MQTT, and Server-Sent Events (SSE).


Trigger business logic (e.g. AWS Lambda) or process data elsewhere (e.g. RabbitMQ).

A Pub/Sub platform engineered around Four Pillars of Dependability

Delivering seamless experiences to your customers is vital, that's why we created the four pillars. This mathematically modelled approach to system design guarantees critical functionality at scale.

SOC 2 Type 2

SOC 2 Type 2 audited, and HIPAA compliant for peace of mind.

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99.999% uptime SLA

A fault-tolerant, highly-available design means a legitimate uptime SLA.

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Global Edge network

Our global presence means the lowest latencies, wherever your users are.

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Rapidly build production-ready realtime capabilities with quickstart guides, realtime concepts, and full API reference.

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25+ Client Library SDKs

We support the environments, languages, and platforms you work with. Ably fits into your stack wherever you need us.

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