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Pros of PubNub
Pros of Stream
  • 36
    Massively scalable & easy to use
  • 25
    Easy setup
  • 20
    Reliable
  • 19
    Great support
  • 14
    Flexible to integrate to custom applications
  • 13
    99.999% availability guarantees
  • 13
    Sockets at Scale
  • 13
    High-Performance
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    Multiplexing
  • 12
    High-Reliability
  • 7
    Scalability
  • 5
    70+ SDKs
  • 5
    High-Availability
  • 4
    Azure Add-on
  • 4
    Security
  • 3
    Heroku Add-on
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    Presence
  • 3
    Easy to setup
  • 3
    Flexible
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    Server-Side Cache
  • 2
    Free Plan
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    Support
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    AngularJS Adapter
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    PhoneGap Plugin
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    Data Sync
  • 2
    Data Streams
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    Analytics
  • 1
    Angular 2+ integration
  • 1
    Easy integration with iOS apps
  • 1
    Easy setup and very reliable
  • 1
    High cost, going up more in Summer '15
  • 1
    Cool
  • 1
    Documentation, easy to use, great people/service
  • 1
    CTO stephen also is A++++++
  • 1
    Real time and easy to use.
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    Cdsd
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    Up and running in few minutes
  • 18
    Integrates via easy-to-use REST API
  • 18
    It's easy to setup with the minimum coding

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Cons of PubNub
Cons of Stream
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    Costly
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    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 Stream?

    Stream allows you to build scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat. Stream’s simple, yet powerful API’s and SDKs are used by some of the largest and most popular applications for feeds and chat. SDKs available for most popular languages.

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