Marko AdzicDirector Private Sector Software Solutions at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The incorporation of several kinds of storage, such as SSD Premium, enhanced the performance of machines."
"The scalability is good."
"The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication."
"We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there."
"The data factory feature."
"The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately."
"It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors."
"The most valuable features are the interface and customizability."
"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."
"Virtual networks might be improved by adding more rules for the validation of protocols and peripheral elements in security assurance."
"I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security."
"The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified."
"Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified."
"Auto ML could be improved technically."
"There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts."
"They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good."
"Dashboards and reporting could be improved."
"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."
"The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually."
"Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers."
"The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS."
"Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy."
"It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription."
"The cost is a little high and can be more competitive."
"Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent."
"The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."
Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.
Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.
Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.
Google Firebase is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 7 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 100 reviews. Google Firebase is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. 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 Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Google Firebase is most compared with Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and Linode, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Public Cloud and SAP S4HANA on AWS. See our Google Firebase vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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