At first glance, building a real-time application may sound like a daunting proposition, one that involves technical challenges as well as a significant financial investment, especially when you have an application goal of responding within a fraction of a second.

But advances in hardware, networking, and software—both commercial as well as open source—make building real-time applications today very achievable.
So what do these real-time applications look like?This article presents three common real-time application patterns that require a real-time decision, meaning a response returned or transaction executed based on real-time input.

To determine which pattern to apply to your application, you must first define your real-time objective.

Ask yourself: How fast does the application need to respond?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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