Firebase vs. Socket.IO vs. Radar



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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 Radar?

Radar is built on top of engine.io, the next-generation backend for socket.io. It uses Redis for backend storage, though the assumption is that this is only for storing currently active data.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Firebase?
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Why do developers choose Socket.IO?
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Why do developers choose Radar?
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Cons

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What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
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What are the cons of using Radar?
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Pricing

How much does Firebase cost?
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How much does Socket.IO cost?
How much does Radar cost?

Companies

What companies use Firebase?
898 companies on StackShare use Firebase
What companies use Socket.IO?
633 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use Radar?
2 companies on StackShare use Radar

Integrations

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

  • 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.

See all alternatives to Firebase

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