Lightstreamer is a technology for delivering real-time text data to any clients through the Web.
Its server component implements a messaging system based on Http that can manage thousands of streaming connections, where data is pushed to the clients in real asynchronous fashion. Adobe Flex is a cross-platform development framework for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs). A new software development kit (SDK) was released to develop Lightstreamer clients based on Flex and Flash technologies. Now Lightstreamer is a perfect fit for all Flex applications that need asynchronous notifications and messages based on a reliable, optimized and scalable protocol (for example, finance market data, online betting, auctions).
The new Flex SDK features a native ActionScript 3 library that handles the communication with Lightstreamer Server and offers a high-level API, used by Flex developers to exploit the publish/subscribe paradigm implemented by Lightstreamer.