Socket.IO vs. Pusher vs. NATS

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Description

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 Pusher?

Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.

What is 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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
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    What are the cons of using Pusher?
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    What are the cons of using NATS?
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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Socket.IO?
    490 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
    What companies use Pusher?
    118 companies on StackShare use Pusher
    What companies use NATS?
    20 companies on StackShare use NATS

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
    What tools integrate with Pusher?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Pusher
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    What are some alternatives to Socket.IO, Pusher, and NATS?

    • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
    • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data
    • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.
    • PubNub - Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally.

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