Google Firebase vs Microsoft Azure comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024

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Google Firebase
Ranking in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) category, the mindshare of Google Firebase is 11.1%, up from 8.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Microsoft Azure is 24.1%, up from 18.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Q&A Highlights

Nov 21, 2021

Featured Reviews

Nakul Kundaliya - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 7, 2022
Beneficial authentication, simple deployment, and scalable
Google Fire is providing a lot of features, such as the deployment of our application, and the real-time database where we can store data Google Firebase has helped our organization internally because we can deploy the applications and store data in the databases. The most valuable feature of…
Feb 22, 2024
A cloud solution to host applications and ERP
We use Microsoft Azure to host our applications. It is for the software development department. We also use it to host our internally developed application, ERP, and manufacturing execution applications for our clients. We use the data center in Singapore, as we are based in Malaysia, and our…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The most beautiful feature of Google Firebase is that it gives you a lot of functionalities out of the box, without you having to develop or having to complete a solution. For example, identity management is integrated, and security is out of the box, particularly security for the user and the ability of each user to see his data. I also like that Google Firebase has a really good performance and is comparable to MongoDB. It's on the same level, and sometimes, it's on an even higher level than MongoDB. Other functions that Google Firebase has that I find valuable include information dissemination, mail automation, and SMS, available out of the box. Another valuable feature of the solution is that it allows you to develop some functionalities on the server side, so you can write JavaScript functions on the server side and use those functions quite easily. Google Firebase gives you almost a full backend environment out of the box without you having to do any deployments or a lot of administration because all administration is given out of the box."
"The initial setup of Google Firebase is pretty straightforward."
"If there's data added to the solution, there's a good record of it so it's easy to track everything."
"This solution supports our real time database. We also use it for AB testing and for its Google Cloud functions. We make use of Crashlytics and reporting on details."
"The solution is stable."
"The product’s most valuable features are integration and hosting."
"We're able to use the solution in several processes."
"It's stable."
"The solution is similar to a plug-and-play system, it is easy to use."
"It is stable and scalable. It is useful for many applications and services, such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive."
"Microsoft Azure has a large scope, it can do many things."
"The platform's user-friendliness eliminates the need for lengthy training periods, enabling swift navigation for new users."
"We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there."
"We use the cognitive service, virtual machines, and customer DB. Microsoft Azure is also scalable and easy to install."
"It is easy to deploy."
"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."


"Their technical support needs to be enhanced with more support for customers."
"The product is not that cheap."
"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."
"Firebase uses JSON, and the storage format is very different to that of SQL. This does not allow for easy migrations."
"The product must support more complex queries."
"I would like to see faster data migration and some support for other languages in the next release."
"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."
"We would like it to be cheaper. As a customer, we always want to pay less."
"Establishing the account in the beginning was very difficult."
"In my opinion, what could be improved is making the actual costs more predictable. It is very difficult to estimate the cost or the budget you are going to need to run your environment in Azure Cloud. You have to be a specialist to understand how you will be charged, which constantly changes."
"I would prefer Microsoft Azure to increase the free trial, then developers can take advantage, and it could increase their sales."
"We use Microsoft Server 2019 and 2016. And I didn't like the 2019 client, so we had to downgrade back to 2016. The main issue there was its monitoring system. Our client needed an alternative, and if they were using more Windows products, they also needed to make that downgrade."
"It is constantly updating. There are weekly releases, sometimes daily releases, and there should be fewer that are consolidated into one."
"Maybe Azure could add an address code to create your analysis without SQL or Python because some business users don't want it to code. So it's good to have a service application that connects to the data lake to conduct analysis and simplify the business process."
"Customer services and support should be improved. If a user faces challenges in accessing Microsoft Azure, the support team takes time—it could be 24 to 48 hours—to resolve them. We need solutions in four to five hours. And there are business-critical issues where we need an immediate resolution."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The moment you go into volumes, then you work on a pay-per-volume basis."
"My company makes very minimal payments toward the licensing costs of the solution."
"The monthly cost is based on writing data and queries to the database."
"Google Firebase is an expensive solution."
"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."
"Pricing for Google Firebase is not so expensive, and if you're a start-up with a small amount of data, it will be quite cheap, and there's even a free tier that you can use. If you're doing a pilot with a reasonable amount of data, for example, just a few gigabytes, it's still on the free tier. If you increase the amount of data, Google Firebase pricing is still reasonable."
"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."
"I rate the price of Google Firebase a four out of five."
"Its pricing model can be improved. It is variable, and if you do a simulation now, within a few months, the price can change, and your simulation would no longer be valid."
"The pricing model can be improved because we find that Azure pricing is a bit high."
"One piece of feedback from other users I have heard from is that Azure is somewhat expensive, so I would advise anyone thinking about this solution to be aware of the cost. You need to take into account the configuration you are going with or it could turn out to be a more expensive solution than you anticipated."
"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."
"The cost of Microsoft Azure depends on the services that are used and there can be a discount at a corporate level from Microsoft."
"Most of the pricing from Microsoft is reasonable."
"There are no licensing fees."
"The price needs to be lower because they're competing with AWS."
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Questions from the Community

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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...
What do you like most about Google Firebase?
Google Analytics for Firebase is the best feature of the solution.
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