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LinkedIn has built the Realtime Platform to distribute multiple types of data in real-time such as:
Their goal is to increase user engagement by enabling dynamic instant experiences between users, such as: likes, comments, polls, discussions etc.
Akka is a toolkit for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven apps.
A persistent connection is an HTTP Long Poll i.e. a regular HTTP connection where the server doesn't disconnect it.
Having a lot of people interact on live videos poses many technical challenges. Mainly because viewers generate a lot of interactions that need to be delivered fast.
To get a sense of the scale, the top live streams in the world gathered millions of concurrent users:
Expanding to other regions requires two steps:
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