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Alternatives to Supabase

Firebase, Socket.IO, Pusher, Google Cloud Pub/Sub, and SignalR are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Supabase.
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What is Supabase and what are its top alternatives?

Supabase is currently in early-Alpha .It is an open-source Firebase alternative. It adds realtime and RESTful APIs to your PostgreSQL database without a single line of code.
Supabase is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
Supabase is an open source tool with 36.4K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Supabase's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Supabase

  • Firebase
    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
    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

    Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features. ...

  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub
    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

    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. ...

  • NATS
    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. ...

  • ws
    ws

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

  • PubNub
    PubNub

    PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server. ...

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    Realtime backend made easy
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    Fast and responsive
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    Easy setup
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    Real-time
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    JSON
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    Free
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    Backed by google
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    Reliable
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    Great customer support
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    Great documentation
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    Real-time synchronization
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    Mobile friendly
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    Rapid prototyping
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    Great security
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    Automatic scaling
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    Freakingly awesome
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    Chat
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    Angularfire is an amazing addition!
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    Super fast development
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    Firebase hosting
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    Awesome next-gen backend
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    Ios adaptor
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    Built in user auth/oauth
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    Speed of light
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    Very easy to use
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    Great
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    Brilliant for startups
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    It's made development super fast
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    Push notification
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    Free hosting
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    Free authentication solution
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    Cloud functions
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    JS Offline and Sync suport
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    Low battery consumption
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    The concurrent updates create a great experience
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    I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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    Great all-round functionality
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    CDN & cache out of the box
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Senior Solutions Engineer at Twilio · | 14 upvotes · 824.6K views

Hi Otensia! I'd definitely recommend using the skills you've already got and building with JavaScript is a smart way to go these days. Most platform services have JavaScript/Node SDKs or NPM packages, many serverless platforms support Node in case you need to write any backend logic, and JavaScript is incredibly popular - meaning it will be easy to hire for, should you ever need to.

My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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Socket.IO

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    Binary streaming
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    No internet dependency
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    Large community
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    Fallback to polling if WebSockets not supported
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    Push notification
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    Ease of access and setup
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I use Socket.IO because the application has 2 frontend clients, which need to communicate in real-time. The backend-server handles the communication between these two clients via websockets. Socket.io is very easy to set up in Node.js and ExpressJS.

In the research project, the 1st client shows panoramic videos in a so called cave system (it is the VR setup of our research lab, which consists of three big screens, which are specially arranged, so the user experience the videos more immersive), the 2nd client controls the videos/locations of the 1st client.

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    Free plan
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    JSON
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Recently we finished long research on chat tool for our students and mentors. In the end we picked Mattermost Team Edition as the cheapest and most feature complete option. We did consider building everything from scratch and use something like Pusher or Twilio on a backend, but then we would have to implement all the desktop and mobile clients and all the features oursevles. Mattermost gave us flexible API, lots of built in or easy to install integrations and future-proof feature set. We are still integrating it with our main platform but so far the team, existing mentors and students are very happy.

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Google Cloud Pub/Sub

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PROS OF GOOGLE CLOUD PUB/SUB
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    Efficient and practical for complex systems
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    Fastest pub-sub system out there
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        Sockets at Scale
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        Free Plan
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        Easy integration with iOS apps
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        Easy setup and very reliable
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        High cost, going up more in Summer '15
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