Firebase Realtime Database

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The Firebase Realtime Database is a cloud-hosted NoSQL database that lets you store and sync data between your users in realtime.

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Firebase Realtime Database review by Jorge G.
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"Perfect for all of my use cases"

What do you like best?

It is very simple. This JSON like database is perfect for building a lot of applications. I've developed a webinar service (with real time chat and elements on the screen) and Firebase Realtime Database was perfect for provide the functionalities I need to it.

Another great thing I like is that I don't need to worry about scalability, the database is stable, even in scenarios with thousands of simultaneous accesses.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I want to improve in Firebase Realtime Database is the interface in the Firebase Console. It doesn't offer a search field to search for data inside the database. If I want to search for something I need to export the database in a JSON file and them search on my computer. This is important because sometimes problems happens and we need to check inside the database to see what is going on.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should definitely at least try it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've developed a lot of applications with Firebase Realtime Database, below three examples:

- A Pomodoro App

- A webinar service (with real time chat and elements on the screen)

- A membership area

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Firebase Realtime Database review by Habiba H.
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"The best real-time database available in the market."

What do you like best?

Firebase data structure is arranged in JSON nodes which make it very simple to understand event the most complex data structures stored in it.

Server side code is very simple and is written in client application so there is no need to keep writing server side scripts, this saves me as a programmer a lot of time.

What do you dislike?

In order to access the cloud functions feature then the user is required to have a paid account. For the free firebase account some features are not available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the best option for any developer who want to cut their development time and receive real time data changes as they happen. I would highly recommended it especially to android developers as well as web developers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Firebase has saved my company resources in terms of finances and time that would have been used to purchase database software as well as creating the real-time socket functions.

What Other Non-Relational Databases solution do you use?

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Firebase Realtime Database review by Steven M.
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"Really cool technology"

What do you like best?

I love that this is a no-sql realtime database, that is 1) extremely fast and 2) scalable without loosing performance. I like that you can create your own indexes too.

What do you dislike?

The admin UI is a bit minimal in it's features, but works fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really easy to setup and you're in the Google Cloud so if you are using other products from Google it's a plus...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed something that is quick and that can scale without having to deal with infrastructure. I also needed a solution that was a realtime database.

Firebase Realtime Database review by James G.
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"Great for specific use cases"

What do you like best?

Great SDKs that make getting started in many different languages and frameworks really simple. Less than 50 lines of code and you can have a real-time sync to your database. UI interface is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Very limited in querying the database, unlike MongoDB. The security rules, although a great feature, are quite difficult to learn.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The realtime database is great for certain use cases. I would not use this as a primary database, but would use it to supplement another database where some simple lists or message chat features are needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple and small data storage needs for lists in small applications. Also a very great tool for chat applications.

Firebase Realtime Database review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Developers oniline Database"

What do you like best?

The best thing about the real time database is its Security.As,it has been developed by the google,the developers can trust that their data will not be crash in any case.Moreover, it's easy to use and also providing some of the storage capacity at no cost for the beginners.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike in it,sometimes,only sometimes, the server doesn't respond,i.e,the data saved by the user on the mobile application take some time to reach the database.One factor of cost can also be considered,as it is charging quite high to the developers for larger storage space.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just use it wisely,don't waste the free storage which available for you in the beginning.Prohibit the multiple entries by making change in your code efficiently.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using the realtime database for the purpose of my mobile application.Being an android developer,i have realized that it is one of the most efficient storage space currently available on the internet.

Firebase Realtime Database review by Agency
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"The perfect solution for when a back-end developer is not available"

What do you like best?

Firebase Realtime Database gets the job done without the need for a back-end developer. The Firebase platform is extremely scalable. The documentation is plentiful and easy to find resources.

What do you dislike?

In order to have access to the cloud functionality, you must establish a paid account. Regardless of whether or not you don't go over quotas, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doesn't use traditional SQL table relationships

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We don't have very many back-end developer resources available and were able to eliminate the need for most cases.

Firebase Realtime Database review by Layla T.
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"Firebase Review "

What do you like best?

I like how it used date sync, and overtime something changes, it adjusts. it was very organized and had a great HTML.

What do you dislike?

I had some problems with tech, when i went offline to use Firebase.

Recommendations to others considering the product

have a better offline persistence . have more storage for pictures, video and files. improve the app. i like how it is on the iPhone, but sometimes the app freezes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pricing plans

Firebase Realtime Database review by Adrián P.
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"Herramienta perfecta para Realtime"

What do you like best?

U a de las mejores herramientas gratuitas y pago por uso para las pequeñas aplicaciones.

What do you dislike?

Se debe mejorar el uso de la vista de firebase para poder ser más usables. Mediante consola ningún problema.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Implementacion muy sencilla

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creación de pequeña base de datos en tiempo real para una App, simple y rápido.

Firebase Realtime Database review by User
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"Easy to learn and use"

What do you like best?

Firebase real-time data is easy to set up, easy to plug in to web apps, and easy to learn for those without a lot of SQL or other DB knowledge.

What do you dislike?

Can be difficult to import existing data, such as from an existing spreadsheet. Not the most intuitive method of getting data into the platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to manage playground for side projects and small scale projects that are in development but not tied to our central system.

Firebase Realtime Database review by User in Computer Software
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"Easy and fast sync and great way to build mobile/responsive apps"

What do you like best?

Storing and syncing data is super easy, and the real-time feature means quick offline access.

What do you dislike?

Setting up the database and understanding the SDK can take a while.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Other databases may be easier to setup but if you want something for the long-term, Firebase is the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing data, syncing, and having a reliable infrastructure. Biggest benefit is speed.

Firebase Realtime Database review by Administrator
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"Firebase is a great solution"

What do you like best?

I like the integration of Firebase into all my other applications with Google

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike so far, I'm still very new at it. I'm looking forward to great things from Firebase

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, evaluate this application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving cross application marketing.

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