Firebase vs. Socket.IO vs. Faye

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Description

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 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 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.

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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Firebase?
    643 companies on StackShare use Firebase
    What companies use Socket.IO?
    495 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
    What companies use Faye?
    5 companies on StackShare use Faye

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Firebase?
    21 tools on StackShare integrate with Firebase
    What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
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    What are some alternatives to Firebase, Socket.IO, and Faye?

    • 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
    • PubNub - Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally.
    • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.

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