An unusually named new company called Kaazing and the more well-known Tibco are waging a war on data-movement latency.
Even a tiny bit of latency in real-time enterprise applications can make a big difference to a business. For enterprises that rely on live data feeds, setting up the necessary security protections creates a time lag that can adversely affect the delivery of real-time data, thus impacting the effectiveness of the business.
Kaazing's newest release, Kaazing 3.5, released Dec. 12, delivers live data to and from the Web and all devices faster and more securely than traditional approaches, the company claims. In this case, traditional means HTTP, the 20-year-old protocol that's getting a little creaky with age.
Kaazing 3.5 provides the backbone for Tibco's Enterprise Web messaging service, a highly regarded, enterprise-strength messaging package for mobile and web applications.
Kaazing enables organizations to service the growing demand for information via mobile and web channels with as much as 500 times lower Web overheads compared to traditional HTTP, leading to improvements in performance.
"With Tibco Web Messaging (and Kaazing at the core), our customers can extend their event- enabled enterprise to a broader array of devices, such as smartphones, tablets or browsers with exceptional levels of scalability, security and availability," Tom Laffey, Executive Vice-President for Products and Technology at Tibco, said.
Key features in Kaazing's 3.5 edition and Tibco Web Messaging include:
--Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) integration for iOS applications to reach an audience even when the app is not running (backgrounded) or disconnected;
--Guaranteed message delivery to ensure end users receive all messages intended for them;
--Ability to close all inbound firewall ports for zero penetration into your trusted enterprise network while still allowing Web users to connect
--Bandwidth control for offering volume-tiered data delivery services or to cap bandwidth utilization
--Low latency for better response time and decreased bandwidth to minimize data usage
--Supports "write once, deliver anywhere" -- the original Java positioning statement -- mobile hybrid applications in addition to iOS Objective-C native applications
Mountain View, Calif.-based Kaazing is a promoter of a new trend called the Living Web: the dynamic, interactive online system populated by machine applications that are always on, connected and real-time. The Living Web, in which machines talk to each other as often or more than do humans, is the successor to the legacy HTTP Web, the company said.
Most industry analysts believe such a sea change in the current Web delivery methodology is several years away from active use.