Socket.IO vs. PubNub vs. deepstream.io



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Description

What is Socket.IO?

Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.

What is PubNub?

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.

What is deepstream.io?

Scalable Server for Realtime Web Apps with JSON structures that can be read, manipulated and listened to, messages that can be sent to one or more subscribers, and request response workflows, between two clients or servers.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Socket.IO?
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Why do developers choose PubNub?
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Why do developers choose deepstream.io?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
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What are the cons of using PubNub?
No Cons submitted yet for PubNub
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What are the cons of using deepstream.io?
No Cons submitted yet for deepstream.io
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Pricing

How much does Socket.IO cost?
How much does PubNub cost?
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How much does deepstream.io cost?

Companies

What companies use Socket.IO?
648 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use PubNub?
49 companies on StackShare use PubNub
What companies use deepstream.io?
4 companies on StackShare use deepstream.io

Integrations

What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
What tools integrate with PubNub?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with PubNub
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Socket.IO, PubNub, and deepstream.io?

  • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
  • Pusher - Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data
  • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.

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