Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Scaledrone

4
37
+ 1
0
Socket.IO

10.5K
8.8K
+ 1
776
Add tool

Scaledrone vs Socket.IO: What are the differences?

Developers describe Scaledrone as "Send realtime data to your users". We take care of complex realtime infrastructure problems so you can focus on what you enjoy - building awesome apps. On the other hand, Socket.IO is detailed as "Realtime application framework (Node.JS server)". Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.

Scaledrone and Socket.IO can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Scaledrone are:

  • Send live data to your users
  • Use it with any programming language
  • Integrate with both web and mobile apps

On the other hand, Socket.IO provides the following key features:

  • Real-time analytics - Push data to clients that gets represented as real-time counters, charts or logs.
  • Binary streaming - Starting in 1.0, it's possible to send any blob back and forth: image, audio, video.
  • Instant messaging and chat - Socket.IO's "Hello world" is a chat app in just a few lines of code.

Socket.IO is an open source tool with 46.9K GitHub stars and 8.54K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Socket.IO's open source repository on GitHub.

Advice on Scaledrone and Socket.IO
Needs advice
on
ApolloApolloFirebaseFirebase
and
Socket.IOSocket.IO

We are starting to work on a web-based platform aiming to connect artists (clients) and professional freelancers (service providers). In-app, timeline-based, real-time communication between users (& storing it), file transfers, and push notifications are essential core features. We are considering using Node.js, ExpressJS, React, MongoDB stack with Socket.IO & Apollo, or maybe using Real-Time Database and functionalities of Firebase.

See more
Replies (3)
Timothy Malstead
Junior Full Stack Developer at Freelance | 7 upvotes 路 334.8K views
Recommends
FirebaseFirebase

I would recommend looking hard into Firebase for this project, especially if you do not have dedicated full-stack or backend members on your team.

The real time database, as you mentioned, is a great option, but I would also look into Firestore. Similar to RTDB, it adds more functions and some cool methods as well. Also, another great thing about Firebase is you have easy access to storage and dead simple auth as well.

Node.js Express MongoDB Socket.IO and Apollo are great technologies as well, and may be the better option if you do not wish to cede as much control to third parties in your application.

Overall, I say if you wish to focus more time developing your React application instead of other parts of your stack, Firebase is a great way to do that.

See more
Recommends
AblyAbly

Hello Noam 馃憢,

I suggest taking a look at Ably, it has all the realtime features you need and the platform is designed to guarantee critical functionality at scale.

Here is an in depth comparison between Ably and Firebase

See more
Recommends
8base8base

Hey Noam,

I would recommend you to take a look into 8base. It has features you've requested, also relation database and GraphQL API which will help you to develop rapidly.

Thanks, Ilya

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using StackShare Enterprise. Sign up for StackShare Enterprise.
Learn More
Pros of Scaledrone
Pros of Socket.IO
    Be the first to leave a pro
    • 214
      Real-time
    • 141
      Event-based communication
    • 141
      Node.js
    • 102
      WebSockets
    • 101
      Open source
    • 26
      Binary streaming
    • 21
      No internet dependency
    • 10
      Large community
    • 9
      Fallback to polling if WebSockets not supported
    • 6
      Push notification
    • 5
      Ease of access and setup

    Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

    Cons of Scaledrone
    Cons of Socket.IO
      Be the first to leave a con
      • 11
        Bad documentation
      • 4
        Githubs that complement it are mostly deprecated
      • 3
        Doesn't work on React Native
      • 2
        Websocket Errors
      • 2
        Small community

      Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

      What is Scaledrone?

      We take care of complex realtime infrastructure problems so you can focus on what you enjoy - building awesome apps.

      What is Socket.IO?

      It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

      Jobs that mention Scaledrone and Socket.IO as a desired skillset
      What companies use Scaledrone?
      What companies use Socket.IO?
      See which teams inside your own company are using Scaledrone or Socket.IO.
      Sign up for StackShare EnterpriseLearn More

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with Scaledrone?
      What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
        No integrations found

        Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

        Blog Posts

        What are some alternatives to Scaledrone and Socket.IO?
        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.
        Pusher
        Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
        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.
        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鈥檚 flexibility to decouple systems and components hosted on Google Cloud Platform or elsewhere on the Internet.
        NATS
        Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.
        See all alternatives