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Horizon vs Pulsar: What are the differences?

Horizon: A realtime, open-source JavaScript back end from RethinkDB *. Horizon provides a complete backend that makes it dramatically simpler to build, deploy, manage, and scale engaging JavaScript web and mobile apps. Horizon is extensible, integrates with the Node.js stack, and allows building modern, arbitrarily complex applications; *Pulsar:** Distributed solution providing messaging and queuing for streaming data. Apache Pulsar is a distributed messaging solution developed and released to open source at Yahoo. Pulsar supports both pub-sub messaging and queuing in a platform designed for performance, scalability, and ease of development and operation.

Horizon and Pulsar can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

Horizon and Pulsar are both open source tools. Horizon with 6.77K GitHub stars and 389 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Pulsar with 3.77K GitHub stars and 862 GitHub forks.

What is Horizon?

Horizon provides a complete backend that makes it dramatically simpler to build, deploy, manage, and scale engaging JavaScript web and mobile apps. Horizon is extensible, integrates with the Node.js stack, and allows building modern, arbitrarily complex applications.

What is Pulsar?

Apache Pulsar is a distributed messaging solution developed and released to open source at Yahoo. Pulsar supports both pub-sub messaging and queuing in a platform designed for performance, scalability, and ease of development and operation.
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          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.
          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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