Socket.IO vs. NATS vs. Radar



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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 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.

What is Radar?

Radar is built on top of engine.io, the next-generation backend for socket.io. It uses Redis for backend storage, though the assumption is that this is only for storing currently active data.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose NATS?
Why do you like NATS?

Why do developers choose Radar?
Why do you like Radar?

Cons

What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
Downsides of Socket.IO?

What are the cons of using NATS?
No Cons submitted yet for NATS
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What are the cons of using Radar?
No Cons submitted yet for Radar
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Companies

What companies use Socket.IO?
650 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use NATS?
25 companies on StackShare use NATS
What companies use Radar?
2 companies on StackShare use Radar

Integrations

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

  • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
  • 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.

See all alternatives to Socket.IO



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