The 4th generation of WSO2 API Manager brings support for Streaming API

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The new version of WSO2 API Manager represents a revolutionary step in the field of asynchronous communication. With Streaming API support, it opens the door to more efficient and faster real-time data exchange. Let’s take a look at what new possibilities this brings to developers and how it may affect the future of applications.

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Asynchronous communication on the rise: AsyncAPI is the future

WSO2 API Manager in its fourth version brings major enhancements in support for API streaming technologies. This innovation represents a great alternative to the traditional request-response communication pattern, allowing applications to communicate with each other asynchronously and in real time.

What’s so great about the Streaming API? The integration of this technology extends the capabilities of API Manager to include WebSocket, WebHook and Server Sent Events (SSE), greatly expanding the spectrum of applications that can benefit from this innovation.

Streaming API is crucial for applications that require instant delivery of information, such as monitoring systems, notifications, IoT devices, financial market trackers, news or sports updates.

Implementing the Streaming API interface in an API management solution makes developers’ jobs easier, as it provides basic functionalities such as deployment, management, documentation, and API security. All this contributes to the seamless integration of asynchronous APIs into the enterprise environment and to a better user experience.

The API structure is now defined using the AsyncAPI specification, which is inspired by the OpenAPI/Swagger standard and brings a new perspective on event-driven architecture (EDA). AsyncAPI facilitates definition, code generation and documentation, which is essential for the efficient management and development of asynchronous web services.

WSO2 Streaming Integrator as the key to efficiency

WSO2 Streaming Integrator plays a key role in integrating streaming data from different sources. It enables real-time ETL operations, work with messaging systems such as Kafka or NATS and data sources processing in the form of streams, opening the door to the implementation of complex integration scenarios.

[.infobox][.infobox-heading]Conclusion: Real-time communication as a new standard[.infobox-heading]Streaming API support in WSO2 API Manager version 4 represents a significant shift towards dynamic and interactive real-time communication. The integration of the AsyncAPI specification and the WSO2 Streaming Integrator tool expands developers’ capabilities for data management and integration, leading to a better user experience and greater end-user engagement.[.infobox]

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