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Fanout vs PubNub: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fanout as "Realtime APIs made simple". 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. On the other hand, PubNub is detailed as "Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally". 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.

Fanout and PubNub can be categorized as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Fanout are:

  • Reverse proxy -- integrate realtime with any level of your technology stack, not just your front end.
  • Interoperable -- Add realtime to any API, no matter your backend or database, without changing any of your existing API contracts.
  • Open -- cloud or self hosted, it鈥檚 up to you. We don鈥檛 believe in vendor lock-in.

On the other hand, PubNub provides the following key features:

  • PubNub SDKs support over 50 of the most popular environments, including: iOS, Android, JavaScript, .NET, Java, Ruby, Python, PHP and many more.
  • Data Push - Establish and maintain persistent socket connections to any device (mobile, browser, desktop and server) and push data to global audiences in less than 录 of a second
  • Presence - Automatically detect when users enter or leave your app and whether machines are online
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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.

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.
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            What are some alternatives to Fanout and PubNub?
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            Pushpin is a reverse proxy server that makes it easy to build realtime web services. The project is unique among realtime push solutions in that it is designed to address the needs of API creators.
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            Socket.IO
            It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
            Pusher
            Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
            Google Cloud Pub/Sub
            Cloud Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications. You can leverage Cloud Pub/Sub鈥檚 flexibility to decouple systems and components hosted on Google Cloud Platform or elsewhere on the Internet.
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            Unity
            Unity

            I recently used PubNub to implement a realtime leaderboard into my Unity game. It was easy and straight forward to get up and running. I choose Pubnub because they had a Unity SDK and an example project which showed me how to use it. I downloaded the example project and tweaked it to fit my game.

            In their documentation I found good information about what I needed to know. Also, their support is very helpful when you have questions.

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            PubNub
            PubNub

            I used PubNub because we needed a real time server for our product. Even though we selected a fixed amount paid version, the amount they charged was incredibly high, 8x of the fixed amount. We could not understand how did they do the calculation and there is no easy way of understanding it. Regarding to the analytics they have, we spent millions of messages with few hundred active users.

            Then for the second month we tried to change our architecture to decrease the messages but nothing changed. Then we wanted to get some support from them. We arranged a meeting and the person who joined the meeting didn't even have permissions to see our usage, so it was waste of time. Then they arranged another meeting WEEKS after which didn't solve anything either. As a result, we stopped using it and implemented our own simple pub-sub server.

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            Poojan Shah
            Poojan Shah
            Python Developer at Datavizz | 6 upvotes 5.1K views
            PubNub
            PubNub

            I was building up an Alexa Skill in which user orders a meal and its notification gets to the system of the restaurant and gets displayed which was implemented using PubNub which helped me a lot in getting real time updates and notifications. I used simple publish and subscribe module to implement it which resolved a major challenge. The 5 to 6 lines of python code get my every single chain working with notifications. Thanking PubNub for this major support for solving the challenge.

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            Krissanawat Kaewsanmuang
            Krissanawat Kaewsanmuang
            PubNub
            PubNub

            I use PubNub because is simple and easy I use on Chat app this service has stable, cheap and userfriendly. The admin interface is very easy to understand and you will find a lot of tutorials and learning at their website. Pubnub comes with my highest recommendation for anyone working with apps with chat, push notifications and other realtime data.

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            Co-Founder and CTO at Tipe
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            PubNub is my goto solution for when I want to use sockets at scale. They have redundant data centers in 14 regions with 99.999% SLA allowing me to build realtime apps for any platform. Also Stephen (PubNub CTO) is Awesome!

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            Avatar of Volkan 脰z莽elik
            Volkan 脰z莽elik uses PubNubPubNub

            Using websockets is something, scaling a message pipeline to thousands of concurrent connections is something else.

            I trust PubNub with what it does best, and use it as zerotoherojs.com 鈥檚 messaging pipeline.

            With PubNub, I have one less problem to think about.

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            Flutter Health Inc. uses PubNubPubNub

            Flutter uses PubNub for sending push notifications when the users add new posts to the Flutter Community or leave comments.

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