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 5.8K GitHub stars and 325 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to SocketCluster's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses SocketCluster?
8 companies reportedly use SocketCluster in their tech stacks, including StaffConnect, Livevents, and Fusionware.
29 developers on StackShare have stated that they use SocketCluster.
Pros of SocketCluster
Cluster mode is awesome
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- 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.
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