Socket.IO vs. Pusher vs. SocketCluster

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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 Pusher?

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

What is SocketCluster?

SocketCluster is a fast, highly scalable HTTP + realtime server engine which lets you build multi-process realtime servers that make use of all CPU cores on a machine/instance. It removes the limitations of having to run your Node.js server as a single thread and makes your backend resilient by automatically recovering from worker crashes and aggregating errors into a central log.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
    No Cons submitted yet for Socket.IO
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    What are the cons of using Pusher?
    No Cons submitted yet for Pusher
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    What are the cons of using SocketCluster?
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    Pricing

    How much does Socket.IO cost?
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    How much does SocketCluster cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Socket.IO?
    487 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
    What companies use Pusher?
    119 companies on StackShare use Pusher
    What companies use SocketCluster?
    6 companies on StackShare use SocketCluster

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
    What tools integrate with Pusher?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Pusher
    What tools integrate with SocketCluster?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with SocketCluster

    What are some alternatives to Socket.IO, Pusher, and SocketCluster?

    • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
    • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data
    • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.
    • PubNub - Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally.

    See all alternatives to Socket.IO

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