There is considerable current interest to move Web applications from the traditional âpage-loadâ model to a new AJAX1 approach that resembles fully-fledged desktop applications. AJAX however, when used to update information in a Web page needs to make periodic requests to the server in order to get new data, resulting in a reduced update pace and heavy network loads. Lightstreamer on the other hand supports true streaming by implementing a "streaming AJAX" paradigm2 because the updates are pushed by the server when necessary.
Lightstreamer provides real-time streaming to the Opera Mobile Browser with many unique advantages, such as:
Bandwidth & frequency Control. It is possible to allocate a maximum bandwidth and update frequency for each userâs streaming channel.
Adaptive Streaming. Lightstreamer detects congestion in the mobile network and it adaptively throttles the data transmission.
Scalability. The Lightstreamer architecture supports thousands of concurrent streaming connections for each Serverâs CPU.
âThe Web has become the de-facto platform for new applications in the desktop world and we are happy to see that innovative products like Lightstreamer are able to rapidly move their services into the mobile world using open Web technologiesâ, says Timo Bruns, EVP Mobile, Opera Software. âOpera Platform is designed to support rapid development and deployment of mobile AJAX applications, and we encourage developers to download and try the Beta version which is available as a free download from our Web site.â