Compare Google Firebase vs. IBM SoftLayer

Google Firebase is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 6 reviews while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 11th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. Google Firebase is rated 8.6, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Firebase writes "Real-time change triggers and push notifications enhance our product functionality and offering". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable and highly scalable that's very good overall". Google Firebase is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean and Google Firebase.
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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.The user interface is very good and easy to navigate.The most valuable feature I like is about the realtime. Updates are also very fast.I found the flexibility of handling and dealing with database through EDL to be very useful.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.It has security rules to control database read/write operations in real-time.

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The stability is the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization.

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I would like to have a facility for testing possible scenarios by writing dummy data and then doing different queries.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.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.Their technical support needs to be enhanced with more support for customers.There was no way of knowing how the rise in traffic would impact the price.Firebase uses JSON, and the storage format is very different to that of SQL. This does not allow for easy migrations.

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The interface is hard to use for us. It should be simplified.

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The monthly cost is based on writing data and queries to the database.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.

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SoftLayer provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

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Sample Customers
Fabulous, Pic Collage, Shazam, SkyScannerWhogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company15%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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