Hi Refinitiv and all,
I'd like to download RFA API kit for my integration work, asked to be a "member" week ago, but I still see "Approval pending" message on download page. How long the process typically take and is there anything more I could do to get access to downloads?
Thanks for confirming that you are now able to login and download.
For the Java language, the Enterprise Message API (EMA), which is part of the Refinitiv Real-Time Java SDK is recommended as the strategic API choice for 95% of development needs.
If you require the lowest possible latency / highest throughput etc then the Enterprise Transport API (ETA) from the same SDK could be worth exploring.
However, for the majority of Java developers, EMA is recommended.
Key benefits of using Refinitv Real-Time SDK over RFA:
Cloud-native support - develop an application against your deployed Refinitiv Real-Time Distribution System (formerly known as TREP) and you can easily change the app to consume data from our Cloud-based real-time distribution system if required in the future.
Future-proofing - longer-term OS and Compiler support
Refinitv Real-Time SDK is Open Source
EMA is easier to learn and easier to maintain long term
Feel free to compare the source code for examples supplied with each API e.g. a basic RFA consumer example such as QuickStartConsumer with an EMA example such as series100\ex120_MP_FieldListWalk OR compare the RFA Consumer Tutorials with the EMA Java Consumer Tutorials