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PubNub vs uWebSockets: What are the differences?

What is PubNub? Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally. 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 uWebSockets? Simple, secure & standards compliant web I/O for the most demanding of applications. It is a simple to use yet thoroughly optimized implementation of HTTP and WebSockets. It comes with built-in pub/sub support, HTTP routing, TLS 1.3, IPv6, permessage-deflate and is battle tested as one of the most popular implementations, reaching many end-users daily.

PubNub and uWebSockets can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

Some of the features offered by PubNub are:

  • PubNub SDKs support over 50 of the most popular environments, including: iOS, Android, JavaScript, .NET, Java, Ruby, Python, PHP and many more.
  • Data Push - Establish and maintain persistent socket connections to any device (mobile, browser, desktop and server) and push data to global audiences in less than ¼ of a second
  • Presence - Automatically detect when users enter or leave your app and whether machines are online

On the other hand, uWebSockets provides the following key features:

  • HTTP and Websockets
  • Built-in pub/sub support
  • HTTP routing

uWebSockets is an open source tool with 10.9K GitHub stars and 1.07K GitHub forks. Here's a link to uWebSockets's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of PubNub
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    Massively scalable & easy to use
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    Easy setup
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    Reliable
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    Great support
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    Flexible to integrate to custom applications
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    99.999% availability guarantees
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    Sockets at Scale
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    High-Performance
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    Multiplexing
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    High-Reliability
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    Scalability
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    70+ SDKs
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    High-Availability
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    Azure Add-on
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    Security
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Presence
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    Easy to setup
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    Flexible
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    Server-Side Cache
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    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
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    Data Streams
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    Analytics
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    Angular 2+ integration
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    Easy integration with iOS apps
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    Easy setup and very reliable
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    High cost, going up more in Summer '15
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    Cool
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    Documentation, easy to use, great people/service
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    CTO stephen also is A++++++
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    Real time and easy to use.
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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 uWebSockets?

      It is a simple to use yet thoroughly optimized implementation of HTTP and WebSockets. It comes with built-in pub/sub support, HTTP routing, TLS 1.3, IPv6, permessage-deflate and is battle tested as one of the most popular implementations, reaching many end-users daily.

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