Introduction to PubNub Data Storage and Playback
PubNub Data Storage and Playback (sometimes called ‘history’) allows you to store real-time message streams for future retrieval and playback. Data Storage and Playback populates chat, collaboration, and machine configuration on app load, stores message streams with real-time data management, retrieves historical data streams, then replays live events during rebroadcasting.
Storage and Playback is made up of three features:
- Storage: stores real-time data for any length of time
- History: retrieves messages across a specified time period
- Replay: publishes all messages in the order and time originally sent
Getting Started with Data Storage and Playback
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Additionally, check out our full Storage & Playback tutorial.
Use Cases for Data Storage and Playback
- PubNub Messenger: Learn to build a chat application that includes the Storage & Playback feature