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CloudBoost vs Firebase: What are the differences?

What is CloudBoost? One complete database service that not only does data storage, but also search, real-time and more. CloudBoost.io is a database service for the “next web” - that not only does data-storage, but also search, real-time and a whole lot more which enables developers to build much richer apps with 50% less time saving them a ton of cost and helping them go to market much faster.

What is Firebase? The Realtime App Platform. Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.

CloudBoost belongs to "NoSQL Database as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Firebase can be primarily classified under "Realtime Backend / API".

Some of the features offered by CloudBoost are:

  • Data-storage
  • real-time
  • notification

On the other hand, Firebase provides the following key features:

  • Add the Firebase library to your app and get access to a shared data structure. Any changes made to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
  • Firebase apps can be written entirely with client-side code, update in real-time out-of-the-box, interoperate well with existing services, scale automatically, and provide strong data security.
  • Data Accessibility- Data is stored as JSON in Firebase. Every piece of data has its own URL which can be used in Firebase's client libraries and as a REST endpoint. These URLs can also be entered into a browser to view the data and watch it update in real-time.

"Good features, simple API, save a lot of time" is the primary reason why developers consider CloudBoost over the competitors, whereas "Realtime backend made easy" was stated as the key factor in picking Firebase.

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We are starting to work on a web-based platform aiming to connect artists (clients) and professional freelancers (service providers). In-app, timeline-based, real-time communication between users (& storing it), file transfers, and push notifications are essential core features. We are considering using Node.js, ExpressJS, React, MongoDB stack with Socket.IO & Apollo, or maybe using Real-Time Database and functionalities of Firebase.

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Timothy Malstead
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I would recommend looking hard into Firebase for this project, especially if you do not have dedicated full-stack or backend members on your team.

The real time database, as you mentioned, is a great option, but I would also look into Firestore. Similar to RTDB, it adds more functions and some cool methods as well. Also, another great thing about Firebase is you have easy access to storage and dead simple auth as well.

Node.js Express MongoDB Socket.IO and Apollo are great technologies as well, and may be the better option if you do not wish to cede as much control to third parties in your application.

Overall, I say if you wish to focus more time developing your React application instead of other parts of your stack, Firebase is a great way to do that.

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Hello Noam 👋,

I suggest taking a look at Ably, it has all the realtime features you need and the platform is designed to guarantee critical functionality at scale.

Here is an in depth comparison between Ably and Firebase

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Hey Noam,

I would recommend you to take a look into 8base. It has features you've requested, also relation database and GraphQL API which will help you to develop rapidly.

Thanks, Ilya

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Pros of CloudBoost
Pros of Firebase
  • 3
    Good features, simple API, save a lot of time
  • 1
    Seriously a good service, love it
  • 1
    Great Support
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Simple API
  • 1
    Open Source
  • 1
    Great documentation
  • 1
    Docker support
  • 364
    Realtime backend made easy
  • 267
    Fast and responsive
  • 236
    Easy setup
  • 211
    Real-time
  • 188
    JSON
  • 132
    Free
  • 124
    Backed by google
  • 83
    Angular adaptor
  • 66
    Reliable
  • 36
    Great customer support
  • 29
    Great documentation
  • 24
    Real-time synchronization
  • 21
    Mobile friendly
  • 18
    Rapid prototyping
  • 14
    Great security
  • 12
    Automatic scaling
  • 11
    Freakingly awesome
  • 8
    Chat
  • 8
    Angularfire is an amazing addition!
  • 8
    Super fast development
  • 6
    Ios adaptor
  • 6
    Awesome next-gen backend
  • 5
    Firebase hosting
  • 5
    Built in user auth/oauth
  • 4
    Very easy to use
  • 4
    Speed of light
  • 3
    Brilliant for startups
  • 3
    Great
  • 3
    It's made development super fast
  • 2
    Free authentication solution
  • 2
    Push notification
  • 2
    The concurrent updates create a great experience
  • 2
    I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
  • 2
    Great all-round functionality
  • 2
    JS Offline and Sync suport
  • 2
    Low battery consumption
  • 1
    CDN & cache out of the box
  • 1
    Faster workflow
  • 1
    Free SSL
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Large
  • 1
    Serverless
  • 1
    .net
  • 1
    Good Free Limits
  • 1
    Easy Reactjs integration
  • 1
    Free hosting
  • 1
    Cloud functions

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Cons of CloudBoost
Cons of Firebase
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    • 29
      Can become expensive
    • 15
      No open source, you depend on external company
    • 15
      Scalability is not infinite
    • 9
      Not Flexible Enough
    • 5
      Cant filter queries
    • 3
      Very unstable server
    • 2
      No Relational Data
    • 2
      Too many errors
    • 2
      No offline sync

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    What is CloudBoost?

    CloudBoost.io is a database service for the “next web” - that not only does data-storage, but also search, real-time and a whole lot more which enables developers to build much richer apps with 50% less time saving them a ton of cost and helping them go to market much faster.

    What is Firebase?

    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.

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