PubNub’s Data Stream Network Drives Transaction Growth

May 29, 2015

Underscores Need for Real-time Collaboration and Secure Device Control for Connected IoT Devices

Santa Clara, CA May 29, 2015 - PubNub, the leading Data Stream Network (DSN), announced today at Velocity 2015 (Booth #1202) its rapid growth fueled by widespread adoption by large scale consumer and business applications as well as fast-growing usage from the Internet of Things (IoT) segment. Strengthening its position as a key player in enabling worldwide data stream communications, PubNub arms developers with the ability to securely and easily connect and operate real-time applications and IoT devices. With over 2,000 customers and partners PubNub is currently averaging 20 billion real-time transactions per minute across 200 million devices.

“We are moving into a world of ‘Data-in-Motion,’ where devices are emitting and consuming a never-ending stream of data: machine data, social data, financial data and more,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “PubNub has delivered the world’s first global network specifically designed for real-time data streams, enabling app and IoT developers to deliver and scale their solutions securely and cost effectively.” With PubNub’s easy-to-use APIs, developers can quickly add real-time communication through firewalls, as well as wired, wireless and mobile networks, with a security model that guarantees no open ports on IoT devices. IoT Developers can implement critical features like remote device control, firmware upgrades and device provisioning using PubNub’s suite of data stream building blocks. Features include real-time device presence detection, message storage and playback, data stream syndication and data synchronization, and automatic catch-up of data streams on unreliable networks. “Without PubNub, we would have had to build out our own reporting tools and build our own device control system. Instant status wouldn’t be possible,” said Carlos Anchia, Director of Software Development at Insteon. “PubNub provided us a one-stop shop with its infrastructure, reporting, monitoring -- all with very high SLAs. For a company like ours, PubNub was the easy and complete solution.” With an aggressive timeframe, Insteon needed a reliable and secure messaging infrastructure that would enable several different types of devices to communicate in real time, no matter what environment the user was in. Using PubNub only requires a few lines of code, saving customers months and hundreds of thousands of dollars in engineering and operations setup, maintenance and server costs while providing a secure and reliable data stream across 14 worldwide data centers that can scale up or down depending on the needs of the customer. Leading companies across the IoT spectrum are working with PubNub to securely connect their products and services to the Internet. PubNub powers many prominent solutions across the entire IoT spectrum, including:
  • Smart Home – Companies such as Insteon, Quirky, Revolv and Wink work with PubNub to send data between their devices, smart home hubs and the cloud, automating lighting, heating and air conditioning, door locks, and security systems, enabling home owners to live-view security cameras and receive instant alerts from sensors at home and anywhere in the world.
  • Transportation – Lyft, Sidecar, GetTaxi, Zoomy, RallySafe and others use PubNub for reatime location tracking, responding to transportation demands by managing messaging and response between vehicles and dispatch, detecting when vehicles in a fleet are available or offline and triggering actions and alerts based on vehicle location and geographic boundaries (“geofencing”).
  • Microcontrollers – PubNub provides support for chips from companies like Atmel, TI and Microchip with secure and reliable bi-directional communications for their MCU, MPU and wireless SoC platforms.
  • Industrial IoT – PubNub empowers companies like Electric Imp and Decisiv to quickly deliver secure industrial IoT solutions, such as long haul trucking, fleet tracking, heavy equipment sensor monitoring and IoT gateways connecting almost any device imaginable to the Internet.
According to Gartner, 4.9 billion Internet-connected devices will be in use in 2015 and that number will grow to 25 billion by 2020. In addition, services that support IoT will amount to a $69.5 billion industry in 2015 and spending will reach $263 billion by 2020.

About PubNub

PubNub is transforming how people live, work and play within virtual environments. Powered by a platform to build and operate real-time interactivity within mobile, web and IOT apps, our chat, live audience engagement, geolocation and dispatch, multi-user collaboration, and other forms of real-time use cases are enjoyed by millions of people across the globe every day. Founded in 2010, over 2000 companies worldwide choose PubNub because of the speed, reliability, and scalability of our platform and because we help their customers feel more connected to one another, the brand, and the product experience.