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NATS: Lightweight publish-subscribe & distributed queueing messaging system. 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; ws: A Node.js WebSocket library. It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.

NATS and ws can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

ws is an open source tool with 12.4K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to ws's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of ws
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    Fastest pub-sub system out there
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    Rock solid
  • 10
    Easy to grasp
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    Light-weight
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    Easy, Fast, Secure
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    Robust Security Model
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      Persistence with Jetstream supported
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      No Persistence
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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.

      What is ws?

      It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.

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      What are some alternatives to NATS and ws?
      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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