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What is Firebase Realtime Database?

It is a cloud-hosted NoSQL database that lets you store and sync data between your users in realtime. Data is synced across all clients in realtime, and remains available when your app goes offline.
Firebase Realtime Database is a tool in the NoSQL Database as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Firebase Realtime Database?

Companies
18 companies reportedly use Firebase Realtime Database in their tech stacks, including Android, Jounce, and WebApp.

Developers
57 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Firebase Realtime Database.

Firebase Realtime Database Integrations

C++, iOS, Unity, Android OS, and Cloud Functions for Firebase are some of the popular tools that integrate with Firebase Realtime Database. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Firebase Realtime Database.
Pros of Firebase Realtime Database
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Decisions about Firebase Realtime Database

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Firebase Realtime Database in their tech stack.

We are building a social media app, where users will post images, like their post, and make friends based on their interest. We are currently using Cloud Firestore and Firebase Realtime Database. We are looking for another database like Amazon DynamoDB; how much this decision can be efficient in terms of pricing and overhead?

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Firebase Realtime Database's Features

  • Real time syncing for JSON data
  • Collaborate across devices with ease
  • Build serverless apps
  • Optimized for offline use
  • Strong user-based security

Firebase Realtime Database Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Firebase Realtime Database?
Parse
With Parse, you can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured app in record time without ever worrying about server management. We offer push notifications, social integration, data storage, and the ability to add rich custom logic to your app’s backend with Cloud Code.
AWS AppSync
AWS AppSync automatically updates the data in web and mobile applications in real time, and updates data for offline users as soon as they reconnect. AppSync makes it easy to build collaborative mobile and web applications that deliver responsive, collaborative user experiences.
Firebase Cloud Messaging
It is a cross-platform messaging solution that lets you reliably deliver messages at no cost. You can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync. You can send notification messages to drive user re-engagement and retention. For use cases such as instant messaging, a message can transfer a payload of up to 4KB to a client app.
MySQL
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
Redis
Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
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Firebase Realtime Database's Followers
143 developers follow Firebase Realtime Database to keep up with related blogs and decisions.