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ably: A platform that makes it easy for you to add realtime messaging, notifications and streaming data to your applications. It enables any internet enabled device on the planet to publish data streams to any number of subscribers in milliseconds. Our infrastructure spans over 20 data centres globally ensuring low latency performance, redundant storage of all data and commitment to meet our guaranteed quality of service promise; Pusher: Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code. Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.

ably and Pusher can be categorized as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

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Pros of Ably
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    Highly reliable
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    Channel History
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    Massive scalability
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    Great technical support
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    Message queueing
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    Global cloud network of data centers
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    Channel Presence
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    Free plan
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    Consistently high performance
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    Third-party cloud integrations
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    An easy way to give customers realtime features
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    Easy to get started with
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    Free plan
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Easy and fast to configure and to understand
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    Azure Add-on
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    Push notification

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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.

    What is Pusher?

    Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.

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    Jan 7 2020 at 5:09PM

    Ably Realtime

    Oct 3 2019 at 7:13PM

    Ably Realtime

    What are some alternatives to Ably and Pusher?
    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.
    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.
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