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Build Your Own Fire Hose API with STREST – a New Protocol for Real-Time Data Streaming

STREST is a new open source protocol and server from Wiredset, the company behind the real-time social media analytics service Trendrr. STREST is HTTP-compatible and is designed for real-time data streaming. Wiredset has released the protocol spec, a server implementation and drivers in Java, Python and JavaScript.

Wiredset created the protocol to deal with the challenges it faced when building the Trendr API. The team needed a way to offer extremely high-volume API calls with low latency, deliver the results in real-time at scale, and do so through a RESTful interface.

STREST features:

  • Fully duplexed streaming connections
  • Support for multiple simultaneous streams on a single connection
  • Websockets support out of the box
  • HTTP Compatibility

In short: you can use this to power a pretty massive API. Anyone know of anything else like this?

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