Pusher vs. PubNub vs. SignalR

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What is Pusher?

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

What is PubNub?

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.

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.
Why do developers choose Pusher?
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Why do developers choose PubNub?
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Why do developers choose SignalR?
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What are the cons of using Pusher?
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What are the cons of using PubNub?
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What are the cons of using SignalR?
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How much does Pusher cost?
Pusher Pricing
How much does PubNub cost?
PubNub Pricing
How much does SignalR cost?
What companies use Pusher?
153 companies on StackShare use Pusher
What companies use PubNub?
50 companies on StackShare use PubNub
What companies use SignalR?
29 companies on StackShare use SignalR
What tools integrate with Pusher?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Pusher
What tools integrate with PubNub?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with PubNub
What tools integrate with SignalR?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with SignalR

What are some alternatives to Pusher, PubNub, and SignalR?

  • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
  • Socket.IO - Realtime application framework (Node.JS server)
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data
  • NATS - Lightweight publish-subscribe & distributed queueing messaging system

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