Yes, we certainly can help you migrate over to Ably and have done many times for other customers. Every month we have a number of customers migrating over from our competitors (such as PubNub and Pusher) because of our honest flexible pricing, our rich feature set, our connection state recovery and our message delivery guarantees.
In order to facilitate a simple risk-free migration to Ably, we provide a protocol adaptor service that runs within our cloud service that allows customers to use existing protocols and client libraries and migrate across to Ably client libraries over time, when appropriate. Protocol adaptors ensure that any number of protocols can be mixed yet are interoperable. For example, a customer may wish to publish sensor data from an MQTT device to Ably, subscribe to that information and display in a dashboard using a Pusher client library, support mobile apps using Ably client libraries, and even process that data using a worker queue over AMQP. Ably makes this possible through our protocol adaptors that offered as part of the global Ably platform.
Our focus presently is on supporting the following protocols:
- AMQP (part of Reactor queueing service)
- MQTT (in development)
- STOMP (part of Reactor queueing service)
Unfortunately this question is never simple to answer, but we have found customers moving from Pusher and Pubnub to Ably have migrated in anything from a few hours (using our adapters) to a week. Depending on your migration strategy, such as whether you wish use the protocol adaptors and continue to use your existing client libraries, or instead opt to use our fully featured high quality of service client libraries, the time it takes will vary.
Get in touch and we'd be happy to talk you through a migration plan.
The protocol adaptors sound too good to be true, do you have more information?
Sure, take a look at the Protocol Adapters home page, and also have a read of "What are Ably protocol adaptors and how do they work?". We have a number of very happy customers using them.
If you are interested in migrating across to Ably and using our protocol adaptors, then have a look at:
If you have any questions, then feel free to get in touch.