TIBCO predicts the end of HTTP protocol
TIBCO Software has partnered with Kaazing for its enterprise-strength messaging solution for mobile and web applications, TIBCO Web Messaging. With this solution, utilities can service the growing demand for information via mobile and web channels with as much as 500 times lower web overheads compared to traditional HTTP.
Smart grids rely on real-time, bi-directional flow of information. In order to build a smart transmission and distribution network, utilities need to collect and process terabytes and petabytes of data in real time. Along with a high-performance message bus to carry these billions of messages, utilities also need to offer their customers interactive mobile and web applications to monitor and optimize their energy consumption. With the launch of TIBCO Web Messaging, utilities can extend their high-performance TIBCO message bus to millions of connected devices, and build interactive mobile and web applications using HTML 5 WebSocket technology, thereby enhancing customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.
"Existing web infrastructure, based on Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), was engineered for a world that did not have smartphones, tablets, social media or smart grids," Rajeev Kozhikkattuthodi, product marketing manager for messaging at TIBCO, said in an interview with FierceEnergy. "It offers an outdated one-direction-at-a-time half-duplex mode communication that is inefficient and slow for modern applications and services."
The HTML 5 WebSocket standard, as implemented in TIBCO Web Messaging, is one of the foundations for the next-generation of web and is expected to replace HTTP as the de-facto web protocol, according to Kozhikkattuthodi.
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