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"The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive.""Feature-wise, it provides many features. ECS, VM, SP, bucket object storage, and databases are the most valuable."

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"The main feature for us is that the tools are all in one place and that you don't need to bother with the backend system and the infrastructure.""I found the flexibility of handling and dealing with database through EDL to be very useful.""The most valuable feature I like is about the realtime. Updates are also very fast.""The user interface is very good and easy to navigate.""The Realtime Database feature is the most important for us since we are able to see changes in the database the moment they are happening.""If there's data added to the solution, there's a good record of it so it's easy to track everything.""What I like most about Google Firebase is that it's one of the easier options to host a website or app quickly."

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"From a performance point of view, Huawei and Azure are faster. Alibaba isn't as good.""From the improvement point of view, there are lots of issues that we are facing. In all the areas, it seems like it is not mature. For example, a customer wants to provision some VM that has many configurations. If I want to show the price to the customer, it is very challenging. The SDK that Alibaba has provided is very limited. We can have the pricing for VM, but we cannot have pricing for RDS databases or some other services. This is a big concern area for us. They should put more effort into the SDKs or APIs that they provide, for example, pricing APIs or pricing SDK. They do not provide support for most of the services they provide. For example, if I want to get the price of MongoDB, that SDK is not available from Alibaba. Similarly, robust API support is required for S3, which is OSS or Object Storage, so that we can read the data in a faster manner, for example, in chunks. We have raised many issues with the Alibaba support team, and they have been fixing the issues after we report them."

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"There was no way of knowing how the rise in traffic would impact the price.""Their technical support needs to be enhanced with more support for customers.""We use Firebase for media processing and we are growing more. As we grow, the pricing goes high and it's high compared to competitors. The solution is expensive.""The cold start-up of the cloud function needs to speed up. For me personally, I'm not experienced in anything there, however, I've just read online it's a problem.""I would like to have a facility for testing possible scenarios by writing dummy data and then doing different queries.""The solution needs to offer capabilities to work offline. Like Firestore, we should be able to do insertion, updating, and deletion offline.""I would like to see faster data migration and some support for other languages in the next release."

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"I don't know the exact cost. It is cheaper than AWS."

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"It is not easy to calculate the cost per copy, use or if the load rose dramatically we did not know how that would impact the final price.""The monthly cost is based on writing data and queries to the database.""The pricing component is a bit confusing when it comes to what exactly you'll pay for, but I wouldn't say it's expensive."

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Top Answer: The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is quite good and is one of the main reasons we still use it.
Top Answer: We use Azure and Huawei as well, and, from an ease of use perspective, those two are much better. Alibaba should work to make the solution simpler like them. The interface could be more user-friendly… more »
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Alibaba Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, and content delivery networks.

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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Educational Organization8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company7%
Educational Organization7%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise11%
Find out what your peers are saying about Alibaba Cloud vs. Google Firebase and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
465,836 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Alibaba Cloud is ranked 14th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 2 reviews while Google Firebase is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 7 reviews. Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.6, while Google Firebase is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Alibaba Cloud writes "Feature-rich and scalable but needs better stability and support for services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Firebase writes "Drastically reduces processing time, good record keeping, and regularly updated". Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, SAP S4HANA on AWS and Linode, whereas Google Firebase is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, Oracle Cloud and IBM SoftLayer. See our Alibaba Cloud vs. Google Firebase report.

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