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What is Ably?

Ably is a serverless infrastructure provider for the realtime web. We maintain a global data stream network, allowing businesses to build applications, services, and APIs.

Ably is a serverless infrastructure provider for the realtime Internet. We solve the complex problems to do with building and maintaining a global data stream network, allowing developers and businesses to focus instead on building next-generation applications, services, and APIs.

Since 2013 we’ve invested heavily in developing breakthrough technology to take data streaming to the next level — driven by our commitment to the three key pillars of absolute data integrity, mission-critical reliability, and universal interoperability.

Built for developers, trusted by enterprises

Every day we deliver billions of messages to millions of internet-connected devices around the world - from millisecond-accurate market and currency data to instant in-play updates for the sports sector.

Businesses of every size - from startups to global enterprises - use Ably’s infrastructure to power and develop realtime products and services.

Why we built Ably

When we launched Ably in 2016 - after three years of intense research and development - the available platforms didn't meet more than the basic requirement of delivering real time data updates.

We built Ably from the ground-up to create a service that would comfortably encompass not just the demands of the most popular consumer apps, but that would lead the way in enabling the massive growth in instantaneous and high value data exchanges between global businesses.

Who's behind Ably

We believe that we’re building the data streaming network for the future. And we’re delighted that our investors share our vision. Like us, they believe Ably’s technology to deliver a streaming service that — with the launch of our business-to-business API Streamer system in particular — can make a real and lasting impact on the way the world shares its data.

The realtime data economy is here

Whether or not we’re consciously aware of it, most of our personal and professional digital interactions already play out in real time.

But what many don’t see is the hidden exponential growth of machine-to-machine communication and data exchange: IoT devices streaming non-stop information to any device listening, self-driving vehicles communicating as they negotiate our roads, with ever more mobile devices accessing live services and applications.

As more devices join the internet, and businesses scramble to reorganize themselves around a realtime economy, so the need for complex realtime infrastructure is intensified. Organizations need infrastructure to meet not only today’s data-streaming needs but also those for a future where everyday services rely on data constantly in motion.

Ably Awards

Ably currently scores 90/100 in the API Management category. This is based on user satisfaction (94/100), press buzz (43/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Ably gathered from around the web.

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Ably Product Overview

  • Stream your data from any device, on any platform, to any number of subscribers in under 65ms (median global latency)

  • Deliver native push notifications to iOS and Android devices with a simple unified API

  • We offer a scalable service to trigger events and stream data from Ably's pub/sub channels and platform

  • We provide interoperability between Ably and other push-based realtime, streaming & queueing protocols

Languages Supported: English

Ably Features

  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • External Integrations
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Password & Access Management
Ably Pricing

Ably Pricing Plans


  • 3 million monthly messages
  • 100 peak channels
  • 100 peak connections


1 user(s) / month
  • $1.25 per million messages
  • $12.50 per thousand peak connections
  • $12.50 per thousand peak channels


1 user(s) / month
  • Prioritized support within working hours
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Access to more features

Plans starting from: $19.99/month Credit card required: No
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