Got a pretty major question here. I've been developing Flex 2 and Flex 3 realtime applications using ColdFusion 7 and FDS (flex data services). FDS was free when Flex 2 introduced it, and we've been using it for about 4 years now -- works incredibly well. I've been meaning to upgrade our ColdFusion to version 9 for the added features, but I'm afraid of losing my precious rtmp/real time data push. Is anyone able to provide some insight on getting rtmp with CF9 so my Flex apps can still have live pushing data? I've heard that an LCDS license purchase is required, but I'm afraid that's not going to be in the budget, nor do I want such a robust suite when I probably won't intend to use it fully. What options do I have for real time data? If it helps, our server is single-processor.
edit: or is it a better choice to go with CF8 and the free integrated LCDS?