What is 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.
NATS is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
NATS is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to NATS's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses NATS?
80 companies reportedly use NATS in their tech stacks, including LaunchDarkly, main, and StreamElements.
213 developers on StackShare have stated that they use NATS.
Pros of NATS
Fastest pub-sub system out there
Easy to grasp
Easy, Fast, Secure
Robust Security Model
Decisions about NATS
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose NATS in their tech stack.
I want to use NATS for my IoT Platform and replace it instead of the MQTT broker. is there any preferred added value to do that?
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NATS Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to NATS?
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