NATS vs PubNub: What are the differences?
What is NATS? Lightweight publish-subscribe & distributed queueing messaging system. 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.
What is PubNub? Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally. 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.
NATS and PubNub can be categorized as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.
"Fastest pub-sub system out there" is the top reason why over 13 developers like NATS, while over 31 developers mention "Massively scalable & easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing PubNub.
According to the StackShare community, PubNub has a broader approval, being mentioned in 43 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to NATS, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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PubNub is my goto solution for when I want to use sockets at scale. They have redundant data centers in 14 regions with 99.999% SLA allowing me to build realtime apps for any platform. Also Stephen (PubNub CTO) is Awesome!
Using websockets is something, scaling a message pipeline to thousands of concurrent connections is something else.
I trust PubNub with what it does best, and use it as zerotoherojs.com ’s messaging pipeline.
With PubNub, I have one less problem to think about.
Flutter uses PubNub for sending push notifications when the users add new posts to the Flutter Community or leave comments.