Firebase vs. PubNub vs. NATS



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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 NATS?

Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Firebase?
Why do you like Firebase?

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

Why do developers choose NATS?
Why do you like NATS?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using PubNub?
No Cons submitted yet for PubNub
Downsides of PubNub?

What are the cons of using NATS?
No Cons submitted yet for NATS
Downsides of NATS?

Pricing

How much does Firebase cost?
Firebase Pricing
How much does PubNub cost?
PubNub Pricing
How much does NATS cost?

Companies

What companies use Firebase?
933 companies on StackShare use Firebase
What companies use PubNub?
49 companies on StackShare use PubNub
What companies use NATS?
25 companies on StackShare use NATS

Integrations

What tools integrate with Firebase?
21 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 NATS?

  • 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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