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Ably provides serious cloud infrastructure and APIs to build dependable realtime apps at scale
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What is Ably?

Ably is an enterprise-ready pub/sub messaging platform. We make it easy to efficiently design, quickly ship, and seamlessly scale critical realtime functionality delivered directly to end-users.
Ably is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
Ably is an open source tool with 83 GitHub stars and 23 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Ably's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Ably?

6 companies reportedly use Ably in their tech stacks, including lido, Gantt.io, and Ably Website.

19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Ably.

Ably Integrations

JavaScript, Node.js, PHP, Java, and Ruby are some of the popular tools that integrate with Ably. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Ably.

Ably's Features

  • Pub/Sub Channels API: built-in user presence, message history, token auth, guaranteed message ordering, stream continuity
  • Protocol Adapters API: stream data over open protocols like WebSockets, MQTT, SSE, and more
  • Reactor API: link your other systems to Ably so you can use your existing compute to queue and consume high volumes of realtime messages in bulk, transform or filter messages by executing functions on them, or pass messages on to other systems for onward processing
  • A unified API to provide native push notifications using APNS and GCM
  • Data Stream Network: Ably's cloud network of 16+ datacenters and 175+ PoPs

Ably Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Ably?
Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server.
It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.
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