Addressing the Scalability Challenge of Server-Sent Events

Stephen Ludin (Akamai, Board Member ISRG)
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Feeding a need for ‘as-it-happens’ interaction, many popular Web sites, Web- based applications, and social networking platforms incorporate real-time updates into their user interfaces. However, providing these real-time updates to a large and distributed user population through a server-sent events mechanism can create significant scalability challenges for an application infrastructure as thousands or millions of mostly idle connections consume finite server resources. Learn how to increase the scalability of server-sent events by moving the “heavy lifting” of connection maintenance out into the network and shifting application interactions to a more transactional model.

This session is sponsored by Akamai

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Stephen Ludin

Akamai, Board Member ISRG

Stephen Ludin is a chief architect for Akamai’s Web Experience group. He currently heads the company’s Foundry team—a small group dedicated to innovating on the edge of technology. Stephen’s primary focus has been on projects related to the core proxy technology that is responsible for routing, accelerating, and securing Akamai’s traffic. Stephen received his degree from the University of California at San Diego in computer music, where his coding abilities were used in writing C programs to create experimental music. We are all grateful for his decision to use his technical and management skill in the more aesthetically pleasing field of making the Web a faster and safer realm for commerce and communications.

He currently serves on the board of the Internet Security Research Group, the parent organization for Let’s Encrypt.

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