After all, we’re talking about connecting over the public internet, where the best you can hope for is about 20-30 milliseconds round trip time just for the network. So who cares if the infrastructure distributing data to the RIAs adds a handful of milliseconds? That’s a small percentage of total latency right?
RIAs Not Just for the Public Internet
RIAs may have been created with the public internet in mind, but they’re so feature rich that companies are now using them as a single application/interface for people connecting over all kinds of other networks including:
- leased lines (between offices)
- wifi (think iPad on the trading floor)
Suddenly that RIA infrastructure latency that seemed like noise in context of an internet round trip time is significant on a much faster network.… Read the rest