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Wednesday, October 16 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
The Event-Driven API Revolution is Happening Now - Are you Ready for it? - Matthew O' Riordan, Ably Realtime

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By 2023 the amount of data consumed in real time will exceed the entire amount of data consumed today. By 2020 50% of APIs will be event-driven (source: IDC, Gartner).

While realtime data has increased exponentially, new infrastructure to transport this data lags behind.

AsyncAPI and OpenAPI are making strides towards scalable specifications for documentation, production, and consumption of APIs. This talk examines steps for much-needed standardization around event-driven APIs.

Building an open data stream platform, the Ably Hub, we’ve met some unforeseen challenges around streaming data, push/pull protocols, and emerging standards, and also dared to find solutions.

In this talk, I present those findings. I share information useful to every player in the API economy, with recommendations for how to maintain a competitive edge amidst this changing data landscape.

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Matthew O' Riordan

CEO, Ably Realtime
Matthew O'Riordan is an OpenAPI board member, and contributing member to the AsyncAPI Initiative. He is also the technical co-founder of Ably, a serverless messaging infrastructure service. As a result of his involvement in community initiatives such as OpenAPI and AsyncAPI, and exposure... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Junior Ballroom D
  Techniques, Architecture
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes