Live Video Streaming over Solace

Having been previously involved in several large scale video and audio streaming implementations, my reaction, when a colleague first suggested to add an extra messaging layer for video streaming, I was nothing short of bewildered.  That was, to be precise, 3 years ago.  But is it such an outrageous idea?  Given the way live streams are distributed today, in particular with the juxtaposition of user generated social live video and the proliferation of smartphones, we are literally riding on the parabolic rise of live video streaming traffic. And, it’s time to step back and view live streaming delivery from a different perspective.

One only needs to look at Facebook’s recent aggressive expansion into live video streaming with the launch of Facebook Live to appreciate the phenomenal pace at which the live streaming landscape is evolving. It goes without saying that the expectation of the era post 2015 is that the live video streaming system must be able to simultaneously stream to hundreds of thousands of viewers, if not millions, and it must also have global reachability. … Read the rest

Solace Web Streaming Demo

hans-web-streaming-demo-drawingIt seems that the classic pub/sub demo always includes some streaming financial market data. With that in mind I set out to create a 3 minute video that shows how easy it is to build pub/sub apps using the Solace Web Streaming API.

The server-side of the demo uses an early access version of the Solace Node.js module. The client side is written with the generally available JavaScript Solace Web Streaming client libraries running on an Android  mobile phone. Communications between the client and server is all via HTTP Streaming through a  Solace Messaging Appliance.

If you want to see the text, the video is best viewed full screen in 720p HD quality.  I hope you enjoy these quick videos. Email us at if you have ideas for future video demos or technical tutorials that you would like to see.… Read the rest

Reinventing Internet Data Streaming

We are very pleased to announce a new capability in the Solace product lineup. For many years now, we have dedicated our company to reshaping how messaging enables distributed computing for enterprise applications. Today, we announced that we’re taking our technology beyond the boundaries of the corporate network and into the wild world of the internet.

We’re not the first kids on the block to take on streaming real-time data to rich internet applications (RIAs), but we believe we’ve done it the best. And not by a little bit, but by a country mile. The problem of filtering and fanning out data to lots and lots of users is a tailor fit for the technology we’ve built over the past 8 years. We’ve already solved this problem for intranets and WANs, and by adding internet protocols, and some security and management to account for the internet part of the equation, we bring a new level of performance, simplicity and reliability never before seen in this market.… Read the rest