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Looking for recommendations for a no-code backend database for 500,000+ users - looking at CASPIO

CEO at Neighbiz

There's lots of unemployment in South Africa (even before COVID) and most people have no smartphone etc. We're a startup. Our app can send them a GSM message telling them there is work, here or there. 

I'm desperately seeking advice for what no-code backend database to use.

We already have 500,000 users on the database and 50 tables. 

Airtable is very expensive. We're also looking at Caspio.

I am great with Access and Webflow CSM seems very easy but limited to 50k records. I'm looking at Google Tables but not sure if that will do? 

I'm familiar with Zapier and Integromat. 

Any suggestions??

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99 Answers

reviewer1872504 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

If you can deal with the limitations of Caspio, mainly being you have to use their embedded sql database then that is going to be close to your cheapest option based on a 500,000 user count.  So many low clode platforms price by user and that is going to price you out of many of the offerings based on your large user count.  You could also look at Zudy Vinyl as they don't charge per user or per application.

Yehuda Parnes - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5MSP


For such a challenge I would choose:

1. Appgyver as the front-end (SAP free low-code front-end focused).

2. FireBase as BaaS (backend as a service) which has a free tier, GCP (which gives you worldwide presence and support), scalability, rich backend functionality and... a working connector to Appgyver.

Good Luck,


Nate Seiling - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Don't do Airtable, too many limitations. Caspio also has issues. Reach out to - they can help you. Personally I use them (Nymbl) with Zudy Vinyl. 

reviewer1384113 - PeerSpot reviewer
LeaderboardReal User

You could benefit from Microsoft power ecosystem and dynamics HR. You might even get away with free licensing and maybe a small investment to get your business started...

reviewer1529571 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

did you try quickbase - this may be a good tool for the use case in hand

Julio Falcón - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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Wade Wang - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Try this can help.

Mark O'Sullivan - PeerSpot reviewer

Hi Jenny, my colleagues in Blocworx - Process Over Code might be able to assist? I hope this helps...

Thank you,


Russell Rothstein - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager

See the top alternatives to Caspio. Seems like you may want to consider Quickbase, although I don't know if it's in your price range.

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