push technology

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push technology

Transmitting data from an internal network or a cloud-based service to the user's computer or mobile device. Notifications for a wide variety of events such as stock quotes and Facebook posts are pushed in real time. In contrast, email is typically pushed when users open their mail program. Application updates may be automatically pushed when the app is opened or only when requested by the user.

Push Is Automatic - Pull Requires a Request
Contrast push with "pull" technology, in which the user initiates a request for the data each time. Retrieving a Web page is an example of the pull model.

PointCast Was the First
In the mid-1990s, PointCast was the first Internet product to become popular for pushing selected news and stock quotes into a user's computer (see PointCast). See real time, BackWeb and Active Channel.


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A method to achieve event-driven, server-push data streaming called Comet was defined in [12].
Chapter 13 provides a description of client-pull and server-push documents.
Imark services include real-time indexing of content as it is added to the system, content delivery via email, server-push and the web, secure rights management, and customer profiling.
The Webtide team was chosen to support the project based on its experience with Jetty and its ability to work with PaperCut's development team to embed Jetty, plan for the future and efficiently handle AJAX and server-push events in a scalable fashion.
The product also allows developers to publish on-device XML Web services for enterprise scenarios needing server-push capabilities.
SiteProxy is a powerful Apache module that re-broadcasts live video content from any Webcam application which supports the server-push streaming video format.
StarBurst Multicast's reliability and speed stem from its true server-push technology, which enables a server to send a single stream of traffic to any number of clients by replicating information in the network rather than at the server.
StarBurst MFTP is a 100 percent reliable, true server-push technology that enables a server to send a single stream of traffic to any number of clients by replicating information in the network.
StarBurst MFTP's reliability and speed stem from its true server-push technology, which enables a server to send a single stream of traffic to any number of clients by replicating information in the network rather than at the server.
Multicasting is a true server-push technology that enables a server to send a single stream of traffic to any number of clients, replicating information in the network rather than the server.
Multicasting is a true server-push technology that enables a server to send a single stream of traffic to any number of clients, with information being replicated in the network and not at the server.
RDA, a new digital communications, design and production company, Acclaim's site utilizes the latest Shockwave server-push animation technology, so that online users may experience interactive scenes embodying a character's unconscious thought, as well as surrealistic flashbacks and accompanying text messages.