Firebase Realtime Database vs Cloud Firestore

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Firebase Realtime Database

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Cloud Firestore

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Pros of Firebase Realtime Database
Pros of Cloud Firestore
  • 2
    Very fast
  • 13
    Easy to use
  • 13
    Cloud Storage
  • 10
    Easy setup
  • 10
    Realtime Database
  • 8
    Super fast
  • 6
    Authentication
  • 6
    Realtime listeners
  • 5
    Could Messaging
  • 4
    Google Analytics integration
  • 4
    Hosting
  • 3
    Crash Reporting
  • 3
    Performance Monitoring
  • 3
    Test Lab for Android
  • 3
    Sharing App via invites
  • 3
    Adwords, Admob integration
  • 2
    Dynamic Links (Deeplinking support)
  • 0
    Robust ALI

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Cons of Firebase Realtime Database
Cons of Cloud Firestore
  • 1
    Poor query
  • 6
    Doesn't support FullTextSearch natively

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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.

What is Cloud Firestore?

Cloud Firestore is a NoSQL document database that lets you easily store, sync, and query data for your mobile and web apps - at global scale.

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What tools integrate with Firebase Realtime Database?
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What are some alternatives to Firebase Realtime Database and Cloud Firestore?
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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