Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Gun

14
65
+ 1
0
SignalR

388
954
+ 1
106
SocketCluster

37
138
+ 1
45
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Gun
Pros of SignalR
Pros of SocketCluster
  • 0
    Open source
  • 0
    Small size
  • 0
    Real time
  • 24
    Supports .NET server
  • 16
    Real-time
  • 13
    Free
  • 13
    Fallback to SSE, forever frame, long polling
  • 12
    WebSockets
  • 7
    Simple
  • 7
    JSON
  • 6
    Open source
  • 4
    Ease of use
  • 4
    Cool
  • 10
    Cluster mode is awesome
  • 9
    WebSockets
  • 7
    Scalability
  • 4
    JWT based Authentication
  • 4
    Security
  • 4
    Real-time
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Pub-Sub API
  • 2
    Client Libraries

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of Gun
Cons of SignalR
Cons of SocketCluster
    Be the first to leave a con
    • 2
      Expertise hard to get
    • 1
      Big differences between ASP.NET and Core versions
    • 1
      Requires jQuery
    • 1
      Weak iOS and Android support
      Be the first to leave a con

      Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

      What is Gun?

      GUN is a realtime, decentralized, embedded, graph database engine.

      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.

      What is SocketCluster?

      SocketCluster is a fast, highly scalable HTTP + realtime server engine which lets you build multi-process realtime servers that make use of all CPU cores on a machine/instance. It removes the limitations of having to run your Node.js server as a single thread and makes your backend resilient by automatically recovering from worker crashes and aggregating errors into a central log.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

      What companies use Gun?
      What companies use SignalR?
      What companies use SocketCluster?

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with Gun?
      What tools integrate with SignalR?
      What tools integrate with SocketCluster?
        No integrations found
        What are some alternatives to Gun, SignalR, and SocketCluster?
        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.
        Socket.IO
        It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
        Pusher
        Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
        Google Cloud Pub/Sub
        Cloud Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications. You can leverage Cloud Pub/Sub’s flexibility to decouple systems and components hosted on Google Cloud Platform or elsewhere on the Internet.
        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.
        See all alternatives