ABLY FOR FINTECH
Deliver the better, faster, personalised realtime experience your app users need

Ably can help you build fintech applications that harness realtime capabilities.

CUSTOMERS BUILDING ON ABLY

  1. Complete data solutions for trading vendors and hedge funds, and advanced individual trading operations.

  2. Digital neobanking app, makes money management simple, innovative, and collaborative.

  3. Automated merchant data  infrastructure for industry leading platforms and marketplaces.

  4. Leading secured lending platform offers collateralized loans to Latin American consumers. 

Build live experiences for millions of customers all over the world

  • Live updates and notifications. Reliable distribution of offers, exchange rates and alerts to millions of users around the globe - without refreshing pages.

  • Quality mobile banking. Ensure customers get a high quality experience even when you’re sending realtime data over low bandwidth mobile networks

  • Personalised experience. Provide personalised live data feeds such as realtime prices and market trade alerts for any number of individual users.

  • Risk management. Alert mobile users to unusual patterns of withdrawing/depositing money in their accounts within microseconds.

  • Chat. Robo advisor chat with secure data management capabilities for millions of users around the globe.

  • Distribute commodity trading data to API consumers. Our globally distributed platform designed for limitless scale allows fintech platforms to easily send data over the internet at consistent low latencies (<65ms global average).

  • Extend Kafka piepelines to the edge. A simple way to expand Kafka’s guarantees, messaging semantics, and characteristics beyond your private network, to millions of web and mobile clients anywhere in the world. 

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Ably is one of the key technologies that underpins our business. Its realtime platform and infrastructure layer seamlessly supports HubSpot's entire realtime needs, helping us to meet our technical, business, and product development requirements. With Ably, we have innovated and taken new products to market much faster while significantly reducing our operational engineering overhead.

Max FreiertProduct Group Lead

The complete edge messaging platform to build fintech applications with realtime capabilities

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 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.

Multiple protocols

Pub/sub over WebSockets, MQTT, and Server-Sent Events (SSE).

Integrations

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

Push notifications

Notify all subscribed devices over a channel or directly using APNs or FCM.

Create dependable realtime experiences at scale

Ably was built from the ground-up to be the trusted infrastructure that supports complex, business-critical, realtime experiences in fast-growing scenarios. Our mathematically modelled approach to system design ensures critical functionality at scale and provides unmatched quality of service guarantees, enabling you to create dependable digital experiences that will delight your end-users.

Ably’s Four Pillars of Dependability

Performance

We focus on predictability of latencies, and we guarantee <65 ms round trip latency for 99th percentile. We also provide unlimited channel throughput.

Integrity

Message ordering, guaranteed delivery, and exactly-once semantics are built-in, from the moment a message is published to Ably, all the way to its delivery to consumers.

Reliability

Fault tolerance at regional and global levels to guarantee continuity of service even in the case of multiple infrastructure failures. 99.999999% message survivability.

Availability

Ably is meticulously designed for high availability and extreme scale. We ensure 50% capacity margin for instant surges, and provide a 99.999% uptime SLA.

Learn more about our:
Four Pillars of Dependability
Design Breaker Element
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We spoke to engineers at LinkedIn, Slack, and Box who'd already built realtime infrastructure themselves. They told us it would take non-trivial upfront engineering with significant operating costs. Building on Ably was the only logical choice: we bypassed a hefty DevOps debt and rapidly shipped our new feature flag streaming capabilities while keeping our architecture simple and reliable.

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