NASDAQ vs Urban Airship, in message throughput.
Two services that specialize in delivering very high volume messages with low latency (They are in different industries with different requirements).
NASDAQ INET: 1 million messages per second, sub-40 microsecond speeds.
Urban Airship: 0.1 million messages per second, < 2 second latency for 90th percentile.
NASDAQ delivers bid/ask quote data for algorithmic trading.
Urban Airship delivers push notifications to installed apps.
Other high volume messages services in the web world include
- GCM, Google Cloud Messaging for Android and
- Apple push notification service
- Facebook at > 6 billion messages/day (2011 stats)
Tags: NASDAQ INET performance, NASDAQ INET message thruput, urban airship message thruput, urban airship performance, nasdaq quote latency, urban airship message latency