About NATS

NATS is a connective technology built for the ever increasingly hyper-connected world. It is a single technology that enables applications to securely communicate across any combination of cloud vendors, on-premise, edge, web and mobile, and devices. NATS consists of a family of open source products that are tightly integrated but can be deployed easily and independently. NATS is being used globally by thousands of companies, spanning use-cases including microservices, edge computing, mobile, IoT and can be used to augment or replace traditional messaging.

The NATS Server acts as a central nervous system for building distributed applications. Client APIs are provided in over 40 languages and frameworks including Go, Java, JavaScript/TypeScript, Python, Ruby, Rust, C#, C, and NGINX. Real time data streaming, highly resilient data storage and flexible data retrieval are supported through JetStream , the next generation streaming platform built into the NATS server. Check out the full list of NATS clients .

NATS was created by Derek Collison, in response to the market need for a simple, secure, and connective technology. NATS is currently deployed in some of the largest cloud platforms, including: VMware, CloudFoundry, Baidu, Siemens, and GE. NATS is 100% free to use under the Apache-2.0 Open Source License.

NATS is unique in its simplicity and performance, and as a result powers some of the largest production environments. You can learn more about NATS in our extensive documentation .


Our roadmap represents coming features lined up for the future of NATS. We are excited to bring these advances to the NATS community and look forward to your valuable input. Please contact us at info@nats.io or join our Slack channel with any questions, comments, or requests.

NATS roadmap

Recent posts

Getting started with nats.ws

Posted on November 28, 2022

NATS Server 2.9 Release

Posted on September 16, 2022


In addition to our official Documentation , the following resources are just a few available to learn, share, and grow your knowledge of NATS. If you would like to share your experience with NATS and would like help publishing you can contact us or if you have an article published, tag us on Twitter or ping us on Slack .

Benchmark Core NATS and NATS JetStream using NATS CLI

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NATS JetStream for Key-Value Store Tech Preview

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NATS Persistence at the Edge, JetStream on Leafnodes

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