Google Firebase Room for Improvement

Nilakshi Sharma
Technical Team Lead at AuthentiCode

Earlier I was using Firebase, however, now I am using Firestore. Firestore is much better than Firebase as it is the advanced version of Firebase and also it reduces the developer's time even more. It provides for queries. In Firebase you don't have that many queries to implement, get, or sort data. Firestore provides a lot of queries including MySQL. We find it much better. Firebase should offer some more of the features that exist in Firestore.

The solution needs to offer capabilities to work offline. Like Firestore, we should be able to do insertion, updating, and deletion offline. 

When we connect to the internet, it should automatically update data to the server.

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Craig Fraser
Application Development Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

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 would like to see faster data migration and some support for other languages in the next release. Google Firebase has functions, but it'll help to do a .NET Core kind of function or a bit of additional support for other languages. Right now, I feel like it's very Google-centric.

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Handerson Contreras
Fullstack software developer with Python and angular at Laureate International Universities

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.

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AnthonyAbah
Programmer at WML

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.

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Marko Adzic
Director Private Sector Software Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

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 traffic would impact the price.

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Shawky Foda
Senior Technical Consultant at Masterworks

Their technical support needs to be enhanced with more support for customers.

They should also improve the monitoring and control for the database to monitor the performance and fine-tuning of the database itself. Automatic detection of potential errors or failures in the database would also be very helpful. For example, I would like to receive notifications for the admin to take appropriate action for database failures.

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Jay Panchal
R&D Team Lead at Becon

We use Firebase for media processing and we are growing more. As we grow, the pricing goes up and it's high compared to competitors. The solution is expensive. 

In the next release, they should focus more on realtime features. 

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