Ably for sports, media, & audience engagement

Deliver live sports and media updates to millions of users anywhere in the world

Keep your audiences engaged with the latest stats and live data provided to them in realtime.

Inform and entertain your audiences with engaging realtime experiences that outperform the competition

Live updates and push notifications
Live updates and push notifications Keep your audience engaged with immediate updates and mobile notifications.
Presence and occupancy
Presence and occupancy Know who is online/offline and how many people are subscribed to live updates.
Low latency and high scalability
Low latency and high scalability Broadcast live updates at consistently low latencies (<65ms global average) over a globally distributed platform that’s designed for limitless scale.
Guaranteed message delivery
Guaranteed message delivery Ensure global audiences with diverse network conditions get the same experience.

Each year, Tennis Australia broadcasts the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament to millions of global spectators, across multiple digital formats - all in real time.

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The complete realtime data synchronization stack to deliver live sports and media updates

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.

Multiple protocols

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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Our step-by-step tutorials and demos will help you learn Ably and understand what our realtime platform is capable of.

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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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