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2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Google Firebase?

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What do you like most about Google Firebase?

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Shaunak Jagtap - PeerSpot reviewer
Developer at Dyte
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-26T05:21:26Z
26 July 22

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.

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Daniel OlivierBaptiste - PeerSpot reviewer
Android developer at Sensibill
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-17T17:41:02Z
17 May 22

I love Firebase's notifications, crash analytics, and bug tracking. It gives you detailed reporting about app usage and users.

Sivakumar Rathinavelu - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead/Specialist Engineer Software at Signify
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-25T09:32:48Z
25 April 22

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.

RD
Senior Developer at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
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2021-08-23T16:42:48Z
23 August 21

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.

Craig Fraser - PeerSpot reviewer
Application Development Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
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2020-12-23T14:30:52Z
23 December 20

What I like most about Google Firebase is that it's one of the easier options to host a website or app quickly.

Nilakshi Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Team Lead at AuthentiCode
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-10T14:58:40Z
10 November 20

If there's data added to the solution, there's a good record of it so it's easy to track everything.

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Handerson Contreras - PeerSpot reviewer
Fullstack software developer with Python and angular at Laureate International Universities
Real User
2019-12-26T03:03:00Z
26 December 19

The Realtime Database feature is the most important for us since we are able to see changes in the database the moment they are happening.

AnthonyAbah - PeerSpot reviewer
Programmer at WML
Real User
2019-12-03T10:44:00Z
03 December 19

The user interface is very good and easy to navigate.

Jay Panchal - PeerSpot reviewer
R&D Team Lead at Becon
Real User
2019-09-23T06:33:00Z
23 September 19

The most valuable feature I like is about the realtime. Updates are also very fast.

Shawky Foda - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Architect at Masterworks
Real User
2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
12 August 19

I found the flexibility of handling and dealing with database through EDL to be very useful.

Marko Adzic - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Private Sector Software Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
01 August 19

The main feature for us is that the tools are all in one place and that you don't need to bother with the backend system and the infrastructure.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 21, 2021
What are the pros and cons of each? Which would you choose?
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21 November 21
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. We also like that it has security rules to control database read/write operations in real time. We feel the stability and performance of Google Firebase to be very good. We feel it would be advantageous for Google Firebase to have capabilities to work offline. If Google Firebase had faster migration and support for more languages it would be a more attractive solution. Amazon AWS has been great in helping us move clients easily and seamlessly to the cloud and offers a wide range of cloud services within the growing AWS ecosystem. It interacts very well with on-premise data centers. You can scale up to an unlimited number of processes very quickly. They offer a price forecasting and billing dashboard broken down by service, with budgets and alerts that have helped us recognize and shut down services we no longer needed (thereby reducing costs), which has been a very big win for us overall. You really have to watch your costs for processes and such if you go with AWS, as they can add up very quickly. Also, although AWS is available globally, not all service centers offer every service, so it causes some functionality issues in different markets. Microsoft Azure is extremely scalable with the capability to build an environment quickly. The automation and agility of Microsoft Azure is very valuable. It offers a great information protection feature - you can create custom labels for different documents and files. This keeps data more organized and secure. Support with Microsoft Azure depends on the plan you purchase; lower-tier plans get limited support. Microsoft Azure can be a very expensive solution overall and can be complex to set up and manage. Integration with other products needs to be better. Microsoft Azure seems to be a bit slow in catching up with what other solutions have to offer. Conclusion: All of these solutions are very good and offer many of the same features and perform similar functions and capabilities. Although Google Firebase tends to be a slightly cheaper and more flexible option, at the end of the day it boils down to which ecosystem you or your client are more heavily vested with as each of these solutions has attributes that make them more valuable and more efficient within their prescribed ecosystem.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 08, 2021
How does Microsoft Azure compare to Google Firebase? Which is better?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
08 November 21
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. If any changes need to be made to that data, all changes are synchronized automatically with the Firebase cloud and with other clients in a matter of milliseconds. Firebase apps can also be written entirely with client-side code. In addition, it provides updates in real-time, and interoperates well with existing services. What’s more is it scales automatically, and has very strong and reliable data security. Data accessibility is also important for me, and with Google Firebase, data is stored as JSON; Each piece of data has a unique URL which can be used in Firebase’s client libraries as well as a REST endpoint. Moreover, when entered into a browser, these URLs can be used to view the data, and updates can be watched in real time. The fact that it is fast and responsive and easy to set up are two big wins for me. In contrast to Google Firebase, Microsoft Azure does not offer enough of the right features I need. However, Azure is still a solid product. For example, some key features Azure offers are that you can use .net or open-source tools, it is startup friendly, and it is also favored for its ability to scale well and easily. While Azure has a lot to offer, I found that the user interface was confusing and I prefer to work with a UI that’s organized and intuitive. Conclusion: Google Firebase has all the features I am looking for in a product. For me, it was about meeting my business needs and simply put, Microsoft Azure was missing some of the more important product features I consider essential.
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