Firebase vs Hasura: What are the differences?
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.
What is Hasura? An open source GraphQL engine that deploys instant, realtime GraphQL APIs on any Postgres database. An open source GraphQL engine that deploys instant, realtime GraphQL APIs on any Postgres database.
Firebase can be classified as a tool in the "Realtime Backend / API" category, while Hasura is grouped under "Platform as a Service".
Some of the features offered by Firebase are:
- 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.
On the other hand, Hasura provides the following key features:
- Git push to deploy
Instacart, 9GAG, and Twitch are some of the popular companies that use Firebase, whereas Hasura is used by Atrium, NevaLabs, and NumHub. Firebase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 859 company stacks & 997 developers stacks; compared to Hasura, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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