System Overview and Concepts

System Components

Relay was designed to perform the following actions:

  • accept a single request from a user
  • transform and generate many requests
  • send requests to DSPs or Exchanges
  • collect and aggregate results

The primary components that make up Relay include:

  • Exchange API - enables Relay to accept, transform and send OpenRTB requests
  • Configuration API - enables operation of the Exchange API

In simpler terms, think of the Exchange API as the car, and the Configuration API as the cruise control.