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

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

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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: What I like most about Google Firebase is that it's one of the easier options to host a website or app quickly.
Top Answer: 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. I just found it a bit confusing to understand what exactly it was saying… more »
Top Answer: I think the migration into a data warehouse, or Google BigQuery, should be a bit more automated. There are still some manual hiccups, and it wasn't as user friendly as some of the other components. I… more »
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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, SkyScanner
Whogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company20%
Educational Organization7%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company8%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise11%
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Google Firebase is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 7 reviews while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 15th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. Google Firebase is rated 8.2, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Firebase writes "Drastically reduces processing time, good record keeping, and regularly updated". 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, Oracle Cloud, DigitalOcean and Sungard IaaS Cloud, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, Amazon S3 Glacier, DigitalOcean, Microsoft Azure Block Storage and Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store).

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