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May 22 2018
What do you think of Google Firebase?
What is our primary use case?The primary use case is the documentation.
How has it helped my organization?Firebase is awesome and easy to use. It is a database without any schema from the client-side. Additionally, it has security rules to control database read/write operations in real-time.
What is most valuable?Information stored in the cloud and readily available everywhere. The big power of their the data host.
What needs improvement?Firebase uses JSON, and the storage format is very different to that of SQL. This does not allow for easy migrations.
For how long have I used the solution?Less than one year.
How is customer service and technical support?The support team is responsive and well-informed.
May 11 2017
We use this technology to build mobile applications and to communicate with our back-end infrastructure.
What is most valuable?Google Cloud Functions: Allows us to create functions without any infrastructure apart from the Google App Engine. These functions can have several kinds of triggers: *… more»
How has it helped my organization?We already use this technology in our company to build our Android and iOS mobile applications and to communicate with our back-end infrastructure.
What needs improvement?In my humble opinion, Google Cloud Functions (which is still a BETA version) needs to have more control over the uploaded functions. That is, it needs more options for… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?They have a free tier that will cover most projects. For more intensive use, you pay as you use it, but the price is very cheap.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We tried to use the AWS cloud. They have a very good solution, although the documentation is a little verbose, in my humble opinion.
What other advice do I have?I would say that they should go ahead with Google App Engine and Google Firebase.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We evaluated Amazon AWS, but due to the reasons explained above, especially the flowery documentation, we decided to go through Google App Engine and Google Firebase. We… more»
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