Network - User Datagram (UDP)
User Datagram Protocol establish connections that are:
- data loss-tolerant
It improve the latency by enabling the transfer of data before an agreement is provided by the receiving party.
The U implies less reliable data transmission than TCP connections.
UDP, as the U implies, gives less reliable data transmission than TCP connections.
You may have trouble sending large amounts of data that way, but it's still a useful capability to have.
UDP is connectionless. See UDP - (Datagram|Connectionless) Socket (Endpoint)
UDP emphasizes reduced latency over reliability. For a reliable data stream, see TCP.