Amazon IVS Real-Time Streaming vs. Agora: Comparison of Real-Time Engagement Performance

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In this comparison of real-time engagement performance between Amazon's Interactive Video Service (IVS) Real-Time Streaming and Agora, it is evident that Agora outperforms in several aspects. While both services provide real-time audio and video capabilities, Agora offers additional features such as interactive chat, whiteboard functionality, and real-time signaling for data synchronization. Furthermore, the Agora Extensions Marketplace makes it easy to add advanced capabilities like face filters and content moderation to any app with minimal coding effort. In terms of performance, Agora's Software Defined Real-Time Network (SD-RTN) is optimized for delivering real-time audio, video, and streaming at an extremely high scale, supporting up to 128 hosts and audiences of over a million viewers. Amazon IVS Real-Time Streaming, on the other hand, supports a maximum of 12 hosts and an audience of up to 10,000 viewers with latency under 300 milliseconds from host to viewer. Performance testing results show that Agora experiences fewer frame freezes and maintains a higher frame rate compared to Amazon IVS Real-Time Streaming, all with lower latency. This advantage is particularly evident when dealing with network packet loss or jitter, which are common issues for users on mobile devices or in areas with limited internet speed and bandwidth. Overall, Agora provides a more comprehensive solution for real-time engagement, offering additional features and superior performance compared to Amazon IVS Real-Time Streaming.


Date published
Nov. 27, 2023

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