Cloudant vs Firebase Realtime Database: What are the differences?
Developers describe Cloudant as "Distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for web & mobile apps". Cloudant’s distributed database as a service (DBaaS) allows developers of fast-growing web and mobile apps to focus on building and improving their products, instead of worrying about scaling and managing databases on their own. On the other hand, Firebase Realtime Database is detailed as "Store and sync data in real time". 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.
Cloudant and Firebase Realtime Database belong to "NoSQL Database as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Cloudant are:
- Managed- Cloudant's big data experts monitor your data 24/7 to ensure its high availability and safety.
- Distributed Multi-Master Database- All read and write transactions can be synced across Cloudant's global data network without global locks, providing true high availability of your data.
- Geo-load Balancing- To keep latency low, our geo-load balancing infrastructure routes requests to the copies of the data that are geographically closest to the requestor.
On the other hand, Firebase Realtime Database provides the following key features:
- Real time syncing for JSON data
- Collaborate across devices with ease
- Build serverless apps