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Google Firebase vs. Linode
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Firebase vs. Linode and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable features of Google Firebase have been Analytics, Remote Config, and Crashlytics. Additionally, a lot of companies have used push notifications which is important. There is little maintenance required.""The solution is stable.""What I like most about Google Firebase is that it's one of the easier options to host a website or app quickly.""If there's data added to the solution, there's a good record of it so it's easy to track everything.""Google Firebase is one I like a lot because it gives us a little bit more power and accessibility when it comes to publishing apps a lot quicker and for the needs that we have.""I love Firebase's notifications, crash analytics, and bug tracking. It gives you detailed reporting about app usage and users."

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"The number one thing we like about Linode isn't necessarily a service, it's their support. We've found their support to be absolutely fantastic. They've been so outstanding with their support. Every single time we call them and we ask for advice or help, they go above and beyond and it's really made us appreciate what they do.""The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me.""For small businesses and people who have some technical skills and are good with Linux command line, this solution is great. I love Linode because it is very fast. Whereas, the same configuration on Azure and AWS will be so slow. The best thing is that their pricing and speed are great.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime.""I very much like the support that you get, and I think that it's excellent.""The most valuable features are the simple scalability and ease of starting a new virtual machine.""The simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most.""The fact that you can do any Linux distribution is great. You can try out any Linux distribution, even some of the more obscure ones, and they are always keeping them up-to-date. As soon as a new distribution comes out, it is on the platform pretty much the same day, which I find really helpful."

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Cons
"The solution needs to offer capabilities to work offline. Like Firestore, we should be able to do insertion, updating, and deletion offline.""The only thing that I won't do on Firebase is the hosting side of things for a progressive web app because it feels like you actually still need to download the app first before you can actually get into the functionality of the app.""Firebase's real-time information isn't technically real-time. It takes a while to upload user activity into the app. It's not as fast as Datadog, the other solution we use.""Google Firebase could improve the ability to create our own reports, other than what's available on the dashboard. For example, if we want to customize the report or export the data, this is a large task.""The solution could improve by providing an improved SDK tool and automatic indexing for databases.""I would like to see faster data migration and some support for other languages in the next release."

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"I don't know how all of their services work, but my understanding is that they're not offering the entry-level machine for someone who just wants to own their own web page.""Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find.""The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.""When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.""The only improvement in this aspect of the service which I can think of is perhaps a pool of developers who could be hired for those cases where the need goes beyond the support offered.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers.""They don't have role-based access control, which is problematic for us.""They could have more international servers. There are certain places throughout Europe and Eastern Europe which are very open to doing a lot of technology business, such as Romania. Romania is very open to technology. At other service providers, I have stuff in Romania. I think there are some Eastern European locations that would be more open to it. So, if they could have more European points of presence, that would be more helpful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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 moment you go into volumes, then you work on a pay-per-volume basis."
  • "The price of Google Firebase is very good."
  • "We are using the free version of Google Firebase."
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  • "I pay just over £20 per month and have done so ever since I started eight years ago, which to me is good value."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. I like the simplicity of it, starting at $5, then doubling as it goes up from there. That is a brilliant idea, and it is not complex at all. It is about as dead simple as you can imagine. So, if you want to double what you have, then you double your price, pay the money, and reboot. It is done. It's that simple. You can't beat that."
  • "One key difference is that pricing is very hard to come by and to understand with all the bigger companies. Their pricing models are so weird and it's hard to figure out exactly how much I am going to pay for this kind of service. Everything is piecemeal. With Linode, it's simple and straightforward. You know exactly what you will have to pay at the end of the day."
  • "Compared to other service providers, like AWS and Google, the cost of services are much less and more affordable. We are saving about 90 percent by going with Linode versus other cloud providers."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. If you have very small applications, you can use the plan which costs $5 per month. That gives you 50 GB of memory and almost 1 GB of RAM. If you need more than you have to select the next plan which is $10 per month, which has about 70 GB of data and 2 GB of RAM."
  • "When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I would recommend Google Firebase instead of Microsoft Azure, simply for the array of features that it has to offer. In particular, the Firebase library grants you access to a shared data structure… more »
    Top Answer:We like Google Firebase hosting and authentication and also the excellent cloud functionality. Our team found the flexibility of handling and dealing with the database through EDL to be very useful… more »
    Top Answer:I love Firebase's notifications, crash analytics, and bug tracking. It gives you detailed reporting about app usage and users.
    Top Answer:The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.
    Top Answer:Compared to other solutions, Linode's price is good. We pay for a yearly license.
    Top Answer:The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.
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    Overview

    Google Firebase is a stable, reliable, and scalable mobile platform that enables you to quickly develop apps, accelerate them, and monitor their performance.

    With Google Firebase You Can

    • Build and run successful apps
    • Scale globally
    • Monitor app quality and performance with little effort
    • Boost user engagement

    Google Firebase Features:

    • Crashlytic
    • Automatic updates
    • Fast and easy deployment
    • Access to Cloud Firestore
    • Multi-platform sign-in authentication
    • Flexible drop-in UI
    • Real-time database
    • Remote configuration
    • Firebase machine learning
    • Cloud messaging
    • Advanced message targeting
    • Push messages
    • Error monitoring

    SDKs supported by Google Firebase:

    • Web SDK
    • iOS SDK
    • Android SDK
    • Admin SDK

    Benefits of Google Firebase:

    • Fast implementation: Google Firebase makes it possible for you to set up your authentication system quickly, using minimal code.
    • Comprehensive security: With Google Firebase, your systems remain secured; It is backed by Google Sign-in, Chrome Password Manager, and also Smart Lock.
    • Machine learning capabilities: Firebase offers machine learning capabilities that help you deploy and train custom models.
    • Eliminate the need to manage servers: Because Google Firebase offers cloud functions, it enables you to run your mobile backend code without having to also manage your servers.
    • Authentication for any platform: Google’s Firebase authentication makes the sign-in process easier by providing an end-to-end identity solution that works with any platform.
    • Customized notifications: With cloud messaging, you can customize alerts, defining how and when they are sent, what sounds they should make, and can also select the expiration date for each message. In addition, it gives you the ability to track custom conversion events.
    • Fast and secure web hosting: Firebase makes it possible for you to have easy and secure web hosting with fast content delivery. Firebase hosting also provides free SSL certificates.
    • Cloud storage: With Google Firebase you have access to cloud storage that supports robust uploads and downloads, can handle user-generated content, and provides simple and intuitive access control.
    • Developer-friendly: Developers prefer to use Firebase because it lets them focus on creating frontend code for mobile applications rather than having to concentrate on backend code.

    Reviews from Real Users

    PeerSpot user Nilakshi S., technical team lead at AuthentiCode says, “The solution is very stable and very reliable. There aren't any bugs or glitches.”

    "What I like most about Google Firebase is that it's one of the easier options to host a website or app quickly," says Craig F., application development manager at a financial services firm.

    A senior developer at a consultancy says, “The documentation for Google Firebase is great. Also, what I like about it is the integration to Android, which is the reason I went with Firebase.”


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    Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

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    Fabulous, Pic Collage, Shazam, SkyScanner
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    University29%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Retailer14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization6%
    Government5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google Firebase vs. Linode
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Firebase vs. Linode and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Firebase is ranked 5th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 6 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Google Firebase is rated 8.2, while Linode is rated 9.2. 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 Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Google Firebase is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and HOSTING Cloud Enterprise, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Cloudflare. See our Google Firebase vs. Linode report.

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