Firebase vs. PubNub vs. Firehose.io

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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 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 Firehose.io?

Firehose is both a Rack application and JavaScript library that makes building real-time web applications possible.

Pros

Why do developers choose Firebase?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Firebase?
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    What are the cons of using PubNub?
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    What are the cons of using Firehose.io?
    No Cons submitted yet for Firehose.io
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    Pricing

    How much does Firebase cost?
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    How much does PubNub cost?
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    How much does Firehose.io cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Firebase?
    597 companies on StackShare use Firebase
    What companies use PubNub?
    36 companies on StackShare use PubNub
    What companies use Firehose.io?
    1 companies on StackShare use Firehose.io

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Firebase?
    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Firebase
    What tools integrate with PubNub?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with PubNub
    What tools integrate with Firehose.io?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Firehose.io

    What are some alternatives to Firebase, PubNub, and Firehose.io?

    • 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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