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NATS vs SignalR: What are the differences?

Developers describe NATS as "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. On the other hand, SignalR is detailed as "A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy". 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.

NATS and SignalR can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

"Fastest pub-sub system out there" is the primary reason why developers consider NATS over the competitors, whereas "Supports .NET server" was stated as the key factor in picking SignalR.

SignalR is an open source tool with 7.73K GitHub stars and 2.19K GitHub forks. Here's a link to SignalR's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, NATS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 27 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to SignalR, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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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 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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      What are some alternatives to NATS and SignalR?
      Kafka
      Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
      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.
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      How developers use NATS and SignalR
      Avatar of Tuomas Hietanen
      Tuomas Hietanen uses SignalRSignalR

      All communications between client and server

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      Ronnie Sunde uses SignalRSignalR

      Communication between backend and frontend

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      Apcera uses NATSNATS

      NATS is the backbone of Continuum.

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