Lightstreamer 5.0 Colosseo Released with WebSocket Support for Real-Time Market Data Streaming
MILAN, ITALY -- (Bobsguide – August 6, 2012) – Lightstreamer is a world-class solution for pushing real-time data over the Web to and from any desktop/mobile browsers and apps. With a growing number of customers ranging from small size startups to Fortune 500 companies like Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley, Lightstreamer is used by many financial institutions around the globe to stream market data, news, and orders as part of their dealing platforms (for FX, CFD trading, spread betting, etc.).
The WebSocket protocol is a new Web standard that enables bidirectional, full-duplex communication over the Web. Even if WebSockets are not yet universally supported by the browsers and the network infrastructure, the Stream-Sense algorithm of Lightstreamer is able to automatically choose the best transport among the many available for each client, connected through any existing proxies and firewalls.
“We are very excited to unveil Lightstreamer Colosseo”commented Alessandro Alinone, co-CEO and CTO at Weswit. “This release is an important milestone for our technology and will be a game-changer. By implementing rock-solid support for WebSockets, besides HTTP streaming and smart polling, we achieved to set the bar higher, increasing the overall performance without adding complexity, thus ensuring peace of mind to developers”.
The new Stream-Sense algorithm is now ultra-fast. The connection to Lightstreamer Server is established in a fraction of the time it took with previous versions.
With Lightstreamer Server 5.0 the performance has been boosted even more, in terms of increased scalability and reduced latency. Lightstreamer can be easily deployed in a cloud and take benefit from both horizontal and vertical scalability.
Many other features are available as part of the new JS client library, including a new logging and error management facility, new ready-made widgets (a new status indicator and new data grids), and new support for TLS/SSL renegotiation.
The final release of Lightstreamer 5.0 Colosseo is already available for free download on Lightstreamer website.
With twelve years experience in real-time Web technology, Weswit has provided Lightstreamer to a growing number of companies ranging from small size startups to Fortune 500 corporations, including top-tier financial institutions, as well as aerospace, military, energy, gaming, sporting, and entertainment companies. In 2012, Weswit has been recognized as a “Cool Vendor in Application and Integration Platforms” by the the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.
Weswit has thousands of free users and hundreds of customers worldwide, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, NASA, Sony Music, Bwin, Honeywell, SocGen, UBS, IG Group, City Index, ICAP, and Fixnetix. For more information please visit www.weswit.com.