Firebase vs. Socket.IO vs. SignalR

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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 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 SignalR?

SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.

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

Why do developers choose Socket.IO?
Why do you like Socket.IO?

Why do developers choose SignalR?
Why do you like SignalR?


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

What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
No Cons submitted yet for Socket.IO
Downsides of Socket.IO?

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


How much does Firebase cost?
Firebase Pricing
How much does Socket.IO cost?
How much does SignalR cost?


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 SignalR?
21 companies on StackShare use SignalR


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
What tools integrate with SignalR?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with SignalR

What are some alternatives to Firebase, Socket.IO, and SignalR?

  • 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.
  • NATS - Lightweight publish-subscribe & distributed queueing messaging system

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