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Remote Data Collection and Transformation – with Ultra Messaging Cache Option and B2B Data Transformation
Sometimes when I drive past an electronic tollway collection sensor, I wonder about the amount of data it must generate. I’m no expert on such technology, but at a minimum, the RFID sensor has to read the chip in your car, and log the date and time plus your RFID info, and then a camera takes a picture to catch any potential violators. Now multiply that data times the hundreds of thousands of cars that drive such roads every day, times the number of sensors they pass, and I’m quite sure this number exceeds several million messages per day. (more…)
Similar to the way that a carburetor restrictor plate prevents NASCAR race cars from going as fast as possible by restricting maximum airflow, inefficient messaging middleware prevents IT organizations from processing vital business data as fast as possible.
In the past, the term latency has been largely ignored in the IT world, with the exception of network engineers and algorithmic trading experts. But today, there is compelling evidence that latency is an important metric for every business that runs a website, or that deploys Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), because even small delays in presenting data show a clear pattern of pushing customers and readers away.
Interesting data, replicated by multiple sources (including Bing, Google, and Amazon) show that slow-loading pages can cause the viewer to lose focus and potentially even click on something else, possibly never to return.
For instance, on search results, a delay of just .5 second chases away up to 20% of the traffic and revenue. As it says at this O’Reilly Radar post, “delays under half a second impact business metrics”.
Our first post in this series on Efficiency covered the high-level performance benefits of super-efficient messaging software, whether you measure for latency or throughput, since efficiency is the property of software that provides performance. “Ultra-low latency” is just another term for extremely fast, lean, efficient execution. For more, see the post: Ultra Messaging is Also High-Throughput, High-Availability, Lower-TCO Messaging.
Our next post covered 24×7 availability, reliability and lower TCO from this efficiency. Less hardware and fewer software processes to touch the data in transit between applications provides these benefits. For more, see the post Ultra Messaging: For 24×7 High Availability, Lower TCO, and Robust Reliability.
This post discusses how the same Ultra Messaging efficiency that provides performance, reliability, and lower TCO also provides great agility and near-linear scalability. And with today’s Big Data challenges, especially in the capital markets, efficiency is more prized than ever.
Our first post in this series (Ultra Messaging Is Also High-Throughput, High-Availability, Lower-TCO Messaging) covered, from a very high level, the performance benefits of highly-efficient messaging software by stressing that efficiency is the property of software that provides performance, whether you measure a single piece of data for “ultra-low latency”, or a large batch of data for throughput. Either way, ultimately, it’s all about extremely fast, lean, efficient execution. The way you choose to measure that performance is up to you, and depends on your needs.
But extremely fast, lean, efficient execution has other benefits for the customer besides performance. For example, the same Ultra Messaging efficiency that provides very high performance also provides the foundation for many of the key features of enterprise-quality software, such as true 24×7 high availability, lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and robust reliability. In the earlier post, we just touched on these topics, but here we will discuss them in a bit more detail.
From fuel-efficient cars, to energy-efficient homes and office buildings, to saving time by shaving while reading Twitter on your smart phone and also making sure your kids eat their breakfast, efficiency is on our minds more and more today. And for very good reason.
Efficiency is one of the most sought-after qualities of any product or service, because it means more for your money compared to the competition, and therefore, more overall buyer satisfaction. The product works, it works well, it works when you need it, it doesn’t quit unexpectedly or too soon, and you would buy it again in the future. (more…)
Upon reflection after returning with the rest of the Ultra Messaging® team from the recently-concluded SIFMA 2011 Financial Services Technology Expo, these memories came flooding back . . .
- Grow your business, not your infrastructure – We shared the latest news about our ultra low latency messaging products and how they help a business grow, including helping with Big Data problems and Risk and Compliance.
- Latest and greatest – Along with EMC and Kaazing, we shared the latest about our synergistic technologies. Watch this Kaazing video to hear Mike Pickett, VP of Product Marketing for Ultra Messaging, discuss the synergies with Kaazing WebSockets and Ultra Messaging for scaling streaming message data out to mobile devices and other web applications. (more…)
As part of the Ultra Messaging KB transition to Informatica My Support, please see the list below of the Top 20 Most Popular KB Articles for Ultra Messaging so far in 2010.
Also, please remember to update your bookmarks for http://kb.29west.com to https://communities.informatica.com/infakb/kbexternal/default.aspx.
Increasingly, many customers find that legacy messaging middleware does not offer the performance, reliability, and flexibility that they need to support their computing environments.
To learn how you can use Informatica Ultra Messaging to gain strategic business benefits — like dramatic performance improvements (up to 10x) and reduced infrastructure costs and better scalability and reliability — be sure to attend the Informatica Ultra Messaging Webinar on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT).
See Chris Treichel, former CTO of a leading trading firm, share success stories about Ultra Messaging. Also, learn more about the following benefits from Ultra Messaging experts:
- Reduced infrastructure costs
- Improved performance and throughput
- Increased scalability, reliability, resiliency, and deployment flexibility
29West, now a part of Informatica, is happy to announce the availability of a brand-new resource for customers looking to tune their hosts and applications for lowest-possible latency and reduction of “jitter”: the 29West Ultra Messaging® Low Latency Tuning Guide.
The guide is intended to do two things: (1) show the tradeoffs that you should consider when you prioritize lowest-possible latency over other goals, especially throughput and resource consumption, and (2) which options to look for to implement those changes.
The guide is broken up into three sections: (more…)