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Radar vs Simperium: What are the differences?

What is Radar? High level API and backend for writing web apps that use push messaging. Radar is built on top of engine.io, the next-generation backend for socket.io. It uses Redis for backend storage, though the assumption is that this is only for storing currently active data.

What is Simperium? Move data everywhere it's needed, instantly and automatically. Simperium is a new kind of data layer. As your app reads and writes data, Simperium circulates that data everywhere it's needed. You add a Simperium library to your app and initialize it. This library keeps a persistent connection to the Simperium hosted service. The Simperium libraries and service work together to efficiently move data around for your users.

Radar and Simperium can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Radar are:

  • More than just pub/sub: a resource-based API for presence, messaging and push notifications via a Javascript client library
  • Written in Javascript/Node.js, and uses engine.io (the new, low-level complement to socket.io)
  • Backend to multiple front-facing servers

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

  • Data transparently moves across mobile, web, and desktop versions of your app
  • Your users can read and write data even when they're offline
  • Multiple users can collaborate with the same data at the same time

Radar is an open source tool with 209 GitHub stars and 35 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Radar's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Radar?

Radar is built on top of engine.io, the next-generation backend for socket.io. It uses Redis for backend storage, though the assumption is that this is only for storing currently active data.

What is Simperium?

Simperium is a new kind of data layer. As your app reads and writes data, Simperium circulates that data everywhere it's needed. You add a Simperium library to your app and initialize it. This library keeps a persistent connection to the Simperium hosted service. The Simperium libraries and service work together to efficiently move data around for your users.
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            What are some alternatives to Radar and Simperium?
            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.
            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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            Simperium is simply amazing. It surprises me not more people have heard about it.

            As an added bonus, the open source team does an awesome job responding to, and helping out on Github issues.

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