Efficient communication between distributed applications is critical for businesses. Especially, since most major corporations these days have a global reach and need to communicate effectively in real-time to make business decisions. So, to meet this need, platforms with a vested interest in ensuring this process occurs as smoothly as possible, have come up with a variety of different solutions, Publish/Subscribe (Pub/Sub) messaging model is one of them.
Pub/Sub is an intermediary message channel that supports asynchronous communication between multiple components of an application. To ensure smooth and reliable data sharing among different client applications the NCache (in-memory distributed cache) has also employed Pub/Sub. This blog discusses the different use cases of Pub/Sub in NCache.
Real-Time Notifications for Changes in Cached Data
By employing Pub/Sub for real-time alerts, applications get immediate updates and event driven notifications when the underlying cached data changes. It enables the application components to respond quickly and efficiently to these changes, based on the updated data. It enables the application components to perform different operations, e.g., updating local caches, refreshing user interfaces, or executing business logic. Building real-time apps using Pub/Sub facilitates smooth user interactions and ensures data consistency across distributed systems.
Real-Time Analytics with Pub/Sub Messaging
Pub/Sub enables real-time data processing and analysis to ensure that all connected applications have access to any updated information and insights. It provides a scalable messaging infrastructure that let several subscribers consume the data or messages generated or published by a single or multiple publishers. Pub/Sub also reduces latency in real-time analytics by offering decoupling of components and event-driven updates. You can even monitor this processing through various administrative (management & monitoring) tools provided by NCache. These tools include web-based apps, Command Line tools and integrations with third party monitoring tools. It also offers log and event viewers for the same purpose.
Data Synchronization with Pub/Sub Messaging
Data Synchronization can be ensured in Pub/Sub by letting multiple systems subscribe to similar data updates and keeping all the systems synchronized. This helps to save data from becoming stale or outdated, reducing complexity when managing data updates and maintaining data consistency. It also scales out data synchronization workloads efficiently by allowing several subscribers to receive updates without putting any additional load on the system.
Event-driven architectures with Pub/Sub Messaging
By offering a messaging infrastructure that enables application components to communicate through events, Pub/Sub can be used for event-driven architectures. This communication allows application components to react to real time changes, improving their responsiveness and adaptability. It results in increased application scalability; improved system decoupling and enhanced fault tolerance, by keeping the system functioning even when some application components are not available. Using Pub/Sub in NCache can offer you a powerful, and flexible event-driven architecture that works with changing requirements and environments.
Real-Time Applications with Pub/Sub Messaging
Incorporating Pub/Sub in real-time applications enhances their delivery systems by supporting asynchronous messaging, reducing delays by sending messages to the subscriber as soon as they get published. With its scalable messaging infrastructure, Pub/Sub can also be a great asset to any chat application, allowing reliable communication between multiple client applications. Using Pub/Sub in chat applications keeps the user experience of the application seamless and enjoyable, regardless of the growing number of users and messages.
Pub/Sub in NCache helps to meet the challenging communication needs of today’s distributed applications by providing a scalable and robust messaging infrastructure. It provides you with just the high performing event driven architecture necessary to smoothly accommodate changing system requirements. So, if you want to improve communication between different components of your application or even between different applications, stop thinking and start doing, and download NCache for a free 60-day trial today.