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Pros
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.

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The most valuable feature is the interface.It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use.The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is that it is easy to use.Reliable with ease of provisional services.I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services.The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.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 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.

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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.

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The price could be improved as well as the interface speed, and technical support.Stability can suffer in the context of a large architecture.The pricing can be reduced.More expensive than other solutions without justification.Azure could be made more user-friendly.Dashboards and reporting could be improved.They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.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 pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.It's a very expensive machine and I would like for them to improve the price. There are smaller sized competitors who offer cheaper prices.

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Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: The monthly cost is based on writing data and queries to the database. The price, I would say, is cheap. You can use this database in the free tier even for production with small applications.
Top Answer: I would like to have a facility for testing possible scenarios by writing dummy data and then doing different queries. This would help me to better develop applications.
Top Answer: It was very user-friendly when setting up the virtual machines and console. It was an easy task for my team to create virtual servers and start replications.
Top Answer: It should have cost optimization tools. Customers are required to use third-party applications to avoid usage complications. Also, charging on downloads is not a good option, especially when it moves… more »
Top Answer: Implementation of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, where we used Carbonite Availability as the primary tool and Microsoft Azure as secondary/target location. Real-time replication… more »
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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.

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Fabulous, Pic Collage, Shazam, SkyScanner BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
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Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Retailer4%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Firebase vs. Microsoft Azure and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,168 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Google Firebase is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 5 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 17 reviews. Google Firebase is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. 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 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 IBM SoftLayer, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Public Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform and Amazon AWS. See our Google Firebase vs. Microsoft Azure report.

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