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NATS

Lightweight publish-subscribe & distributed queueing messaging system
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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?

Companies
61 companies reportedly use NATS in their tech stacks, including LaunchDarkly, StreamElements, and Shimo Website.

Developers
168 developers on StackShare have stated that they use NATS.

NATS Integrations

Pros of NATS
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Fastest pub-sub system out there
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Rock solid
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Easy to grasp
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Light-weight
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Easy, Fast, Secure
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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.

Reza Saadat
IoT Solutions Architect at GreenEdge · | 5 upvotes · 3.3K views
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MQTTMQTTNATSNATS

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?
Kafka
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
gRPC
gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...
MQTT
It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium.
NSQ
NSQ is a realtime distributed messaging platform designed to operate at scale, handling billions of messages per day. It promotes distributed and decentralized topologies without single points of failure, enabling fault tolerance and high availability coupled with a reliable message delivery guarantee. See features & guarantees.
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
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NATS's Followers
363 developers follow NATS to keep up with related blogs and decisions.