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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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"I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent.""Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily. It makes life very easy for me when they run out of space, need more speed or RAM, etc. I can very easily pay the difference and reboot the machine, and now I have the upgrade that I wanted. That just makes it extremely simple.""For small businesses and people who have some technical skills and are good with Linux command line, this solution is great. I love Linode because it is very fast. Whereas, the same configuration on Azure and AWS will be so slow. The best thing is that their pricing and speed are great.""It is also important that Linode offers worldwide coverage via multiple data centers. The ability to deploy on multiple servers, worldwide, allows us to have distributed services and failover and redundancy.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime.""The creation of instances is very good, as is their interface which is not complex and is easy to use. With the dashboard it is easy to create a new instance and add your favorite things. You can add Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS, or any flavor of operating system. You can select the RAM for your instance as well.""Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.""The most valuable feature is the domain settings page."

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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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"It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security.""They could have more international servers. There are certain places throughout Europe and Eastern Europe which are very open to doing a lot of technology business, such as Romania. Romania is very open to technology. At other service providers, I have stuff in Romania. I think there are some Eastern European locations that would be more open to it. So, if they could have more European points of presence, that would be more helpful.""I would like Linode (without cluttering things) to provide some type of DevOps workflow where people are configuring their pipelines from running their tests and deploying to their test server. Once approved by clicking a button, it just gets deployed to production. I would like something like Azure DevOps, which we use for large applications, and would be something nice to have in Linode.""It would be helpful if they provided the additional Linux distributions that I prefer using. But there is still a workaround. I can do it without direct support. It's a bit more complicated, but it can still be done.""Right now, they don't have multiple data centers. They have limited data centers. I am currently using the Singapore and Mumbai data centers, but I am looking for data centers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. They need to improve the availability of their data centers and partnership engagements with cloud Panda solution providers, like us.""Everything is up-to-date for a small business. But for big business, they need to improve certain things. For example, there should be better security.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""The suitability of this solution depends on the features that you need. If you're an Uber-sized company then you're probably not going to want to start using Linode. If you are a large-sized organization then you're going to want to start using one of the bigger providers that gives you the scalability and the feature set that you are probably going to be needing in the future."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"I pay just over £20 per month and have done so ever since I started eight years ago, which to me is good value.""The pricing model is very simple. I like the simplicity of it, starting at $5, then doubling as it goes up from there. That is a brilliant idea, and it is not complex at all. It is about as dead simple as you can imagine. So, if you want to double what you have, then you double your price, pay the money, and reboot. It is done. It's that simple. You can't beat that.""One key difference is that pricing is very hard to come by and to understand with all the bigger companies. Their pricing models are so weird and it's hard to figure out exactly how much I am going to pay for this kind of service. Everything is piecemeal. With Linode, it's simple and straightforward. You know exactly what you will have to pay at the end of the day.""Compared to other service providers, like AWS and Google, the cost of services are much less and more affordable. We are saving about 90 percent by going with Linode versus other cloud providers.""The pricing model is very simple. If you have very small applications, you can use the plan which costs $5 per month. That gives you 50 GB of memory and almost 1 GB of RAM. If you need more than you have to select the next plan which is $10 per month, which has about 70 GB of data and 2 GB of RAM.""When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month.""The value for the price is really good.""Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."

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Simplify your cloud infrastructure with our Linux virtual machines and robust set of tools to develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier.

Linode believes that in order to accelerate innovation in the cloud, virtual computing must be more accessible, affordable, and simple. Our infrastructure-as-a-service platform is deployed across 11 global markets from our data centers around the world and is supported by our Next Generation Network, advanced APIs, comprehensive services, and vast library of educational resources. Linode products, services, and people enable developers and businesses to build, deploy, and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively in the cloud.

Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

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Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company7%
Educational Organization7%
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Computer Software Company54%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company5%
Educational Organization4%
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Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise11%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Firebase vs. Linode and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
465,623 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Firebase is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 7 reviews while Linode is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 9 reviews. Google Firebase is rated 8.2, while Linode is rated 9.2. 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 Linode writes "Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily". Google Firebase is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, Oracle Cloud and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, whereas Linode is most compared with HAProxy, StackPath Object Storage, MinIO, Alibaba Cloud and NGINX Plus. See our Google Firebase vs. Linode report.

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