Firebase vs. PubNub vs. Faye

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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 Faye?

Faye is a set of tools for simple publish-subscribe messaging between web clients. It ships with easy-to-use message routing servers for Node.js and Rack applications, and clients that can be used on the server and in the browser.
Why do developers choose Firebase?
Why do you like Firebase?

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

Why do developers choose Faye?
Why do you like Faye?

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 Faye?
No Cons submitted yet for Faye
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How much does Firebase cost?
Firebase Pricing
How much does PubNub cost?
PubNub Pricing
How much does Faye cost?
What companies use Firebase?
1057 companies on StackShare use Firebase
What companies use PubNub?
49 companies on StackShare use PubNub
What companies use Faye?
6 companies on StackShare use Faye
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 Faye?

  • 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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