What is SocketCluster?
SocketCluster is a fast, highly scalable HTTP + realtime server engine which lets you build multi-process realtime servers that make use of all CPU cores on a machine/instance. It removes the limitations of having to run your Node.js server as a single thread and makes your backend resilient by automatically recovering from worker crashes and aggregating errors into a central log.
SocketCluster is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
SocketCluster is an open source tool with 5.5K GitHub stars and 303 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to SocketCluster's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses SocketCluster?
7 companies reportedly use SocketCluster in their tech stacks, including notthatbad technologies UG, Styleket Inc., and Livevents.
19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use SocketCluster.
Why developers like SocketCluster?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use SocketCluster
- Resilient on both the client and backend - Process crashes, lost connections and other failures are handled seamlessly.
- Scales linearly as you add more CPU cores and workers (assuming a decent OS) - Tested with up to 16 cores.
- Also designed to scale horizontally across multiple machines. See sc-redis sample.
SocketCluster Alternatives & Comparisons
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