Ably for Virtual Events & Audience Engagement
Power engaging virtual events for millions of attendees from all over the world
Captivate participants and empower organizers with interactive realtime features that you can rely on in a world where digital live events are in great demand.
Easily build engaging realtime features that delight participants and will make your virtual event memorable
Our realtime engagement platform requires instant audience feedback at scale. Ably seamlessly absorbs sudden bursts in load during unexpected client events. The integration was easy and we were live in under a month.
We are very happy to have Ably as our standard service provider for sending large quantities of push notifications to run our virtual events. The cost-benefit factor is unbeatable, as is Ably's service.
Robust realtime communication stack to build captivating and engaging virtual experiences at scale
Publish messages to millions of subscribers over channels that support multiplexing.
Know when devices or users are online by subscribing to presence events.
Retrieve past messages up to 72 hours in the past. Useful for chat or live feeds.
On disconnect we keep state and retry connection every 15 seconds for two minutes.
Ably guarantees all messages are delivered in the same order as originally published.
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).
Ably is a fully-featured platform, and it makes handling realtime a piece of cake. Harnessing Ably technology has freed up considerable time for our engineers to concentrate on streamlining and developing the product. When it comes to scaling the infrastructure we feel in safe hands.
Ably set a new gold standard for the type of service we expect from third-parties…
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.
<65ms roundtrip latency in 99% percentile. Unlimited channel throughput.Integrity Guarantees for ordering and delivery to overcome limitations of pub/sub & simplify app architecture.
Message Ordering and Delivery guaranteed from publisher to subscribers.Reliability Fault tolerant at regional and global level so we can survive multiple failures without outages.
99.999999% message survivability for instance and datacenter failure.Availability A transparent, mathematically grounded design for extreme scale, elasticity, and service uptime.
50% capacity margin for instant surge. 99.999% uptime SLA.
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