Firebase vs. PubNub vs. Fanout

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What is Firebase?

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.

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 Fanout?

Fanout makes it easy to build realtime APIs and apps. The product is a cross between a reverse proxy and a message broker. Receivers subscribe to channels, and published data is delivered in realtime.
Why do developers choose Firebase?
Why do you like Firebase?

Why do developers choose PubNub?
Why do you like PubNub?

Why do developers choose Fanout?
Why do you like Fanout?

What are the cons of using Firebase?
Downsides of Firebase?

What are the cons of using PubNub?
No Cons submitted yet for PubNub
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What are the cons of using Fanout?
No Cons submitted yet for Fanout
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How much does Firebase cost?
Firebase Pricing
How much does PubNub cost?
PubNub Pricing
How much does Fanout cost?
Fanout Pricing
What companies use Firebase?
1056 companies on StackShare use Firebase
What companies use PubNub?
49 companies on StackShare use PubNub
What companies use Fanout?
1 companies on StackShare use Fanout
What tools integrate with Firebase?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Firebase
What tools integrate with PubNub?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with PubNub
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Firebase, PubNub, and Fanout?

  • Socket.IO - Realtime application framework (Node.JS server)
  • 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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