Google Firebase Competitors and Alternatives

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Marko Adzic
Real User
Director Private Sector Software Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The main feature for us is that the tools are all in one place and that you don't have to bother with the backend system and the infrastructure.

How has it helped my organization?

We tried to save costs by cutting some unnecessary operational things in the infrastructure and in the backend.

What needs improvement?

As we were not able to calculate the amount of traffic and the bandwidth, we were not able to calculate the pricing accurately. There was no way of knowing how the rise in… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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 pricing for the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are using Mircosoft Azure in parallel with Google Firebase.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product for prototyping, with a nice interface and is easy to work with, but difficult to predict the cost. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options, including AWS, and one more platform based in Python.
AnthonyAbah
Real User
Programmer at WML
Dec 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The Firebase hosting and the automated authentication service, as well as the cloud functionality, are the solution's most valuable features. The documentation and guides for implementation are very… more»

What needs improvement?

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.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is free up to a certain point. You don't have to add your credit card until you exceed the limits allowed.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Jelastic but the pricing was poor. I switched to Google because it is free up to a certain point.

What other advice do I have?

I'm using the latest online version of the solution, which is public cloud-based. I can develop the solution offline if I like. I go offline to develop the solution and then I'll go online again to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did evaluate other options, including Amazon AWS, but I had difficulty. I'd subscribe using my credit card and they'd deduct my money but I would not get any codes to authenticate. After a long… more»
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