We performed a comparison between Google Firebase and Microsoft Azure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is a very stable solution."
"We're able to use the solution in several processes."
"Its initial setup process is easy."
"The scalability is good."
"The solution is stable."
"The most valuable feature of Google Firebase authentication and deployment."
"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."
"Azure is stable. I don't have any problems with it."
"Great features at a good price."
"In terms of managing and configuring infrastructures, Azure is fairly good."
"Azure is very user friendly. I was able to create some database servers really fast. The user interface is intuitive."
"The technical support has been good."
"We have found the most valuable feature to be the pricing calculator."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the limitless possibilities of the infrastructure."
"It's very easy to build a new service and get it into production."
"The solution's notification system could be much better."
"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."
"One of the challenges I was facing when I was using it was the library called Google Dialogflow which allows you to connect your chatbot with an intent. So there is so much adding when you are trying to connect it with your service because you have to do a lot of repetition writing a new intent, putting it step by set so it is good to escape. I believe it should be flexible and dedicate the intents based on the relating and to write a lesser code when doing that."
"I rate the support from Google Firebase a four out of five."
"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."
"The solution could improve by providing an improved SDK tool and automatic indexing for databases."
"They have discontinued some very valuable features, including the Firebase UI that I used to log in."
"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."
"Microsoft Azure is not always a user-friendly solution. There are too many people who develop this solution. For the end-users, sometimes it's not really fun to use or simple to use. It could be improved."
"Onboarding customers is a challenge. Sometimes our customers don't know how to deal with the cloud environment. Maybe the customers are more comfortable with the old-fashioned on-premise environment."
"Microsoft Azure could improve by being more user-friendly and the interface could be better."
"The solution could improve by being more user-friendly."
"Maybe Microsoft could improve its monitoring around the networking."
"Potential improvements to the price calculator tool"
"There is a need to be better on-premise solutions that are more helpful. However, I don't think that is the goal of Microsoft Azure. They want the solution to be secure cloud solutions with cloud applications. This is their main goal at the moment."
"The scalability could improve."
Google Firebase is a stable, reliable, and scalable mobile platform that enables you to quickly develop apps, accelerate them, and monitor their performance.
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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.”
Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.
Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.
Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.
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"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
OmarJ., future datacenter consultant: Microsoft Azure Cloud at a tech company, adds that "The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use."
“You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.
"I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.
Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.
Google Firebase is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 12 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 112 reviews. Google Firebase is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Google Firebase writes "Stable and has a lot of functionalities out of the box; with reasonable pricing and self-explanatory documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". Google Firebase is most compared with Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud, DigitalOcean, Alibaba Cloud and Linode, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, SAP Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and IBM Public Cloud. See our Google Firebase vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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